Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Life (Penn Vet)
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Assistant Dean of Admissions & Student Life (Penn Vet)Job Profile Title
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Penn Vet seeks an innovative and visionary leader to serve as Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life. The role oversees and directs daily operations for the Office for Students, including strategic, operational, and financial operations as they relate to recruitment and enrollment of students into academic programs, financial aid, and student life. The position will develop strong, collegial relationships with multiple faculty and staff stakeholders and facilitate/encourage a positive, student-focused, and inclusive culture around admissions policies and procedures. The successful candidate must be able to understand and articulate the value proposition of a Penn Vet degree. This is a high-visibility position that represents the school in multiple venues and advises the Dean and Senior Leadership team on the best strategic interests of the school in the areas of admissions, financial aid, and student life.Job Description
Penn Vet's mission is to train the next generation of leaders to advance healthcare outcomes and access; ensure global health; bolster sustainable agriculture; create and support interdisciplinary career paths; and foster diversity, inclusion, and respect in the veterinary profession. As one of the most trusted and accessed medical professions, we believe that veterinarians are uniquely well-positioned to contribute solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, including food security, biosecurity, biodiversity, climate change, and healthcare access for underserved areas.
The Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Life oversees and directs daily operations for the Office for Students, including strategic, operational, and financial operations as they relate to recruitment and enrollment of students into academic programs, financial aid, and student life. Develops strong, collegial relationships with multiple faculty and staff stakeholders and facilitates/encourages a positive, student-focused, and inclusive culture around admissions policies and procedures. Must be able to understand and articulate the value proposition of a Penn Vet degree. This is a high-visibility position that represents the school in multiple venues and advises the Dean and Senior Leadership team on the best strategic interests of the school in the areas of admissions, financial aid, and student life.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and vision for success in the following areas:
- Holistic approach to student recruitment and financial aid that incorporates best practices, data analysis and metrics, and reporting in support of the admissions function
- Emphasis on access, inclusion, and opportunity to ensure an exciting and enriching environment and experience for all students
- Ability to interpret academic policies and exercise authority with independent judgment
- Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of institutional, student-centric priorities including the Offices of Education and Academic Success; Finance; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Counseling and Psychological Services; Communications; and Alumni .
- Ability to lead and inspire a team of administrative personnel organized across three functional areas (admissions; financial aid; and student life) and sustain a departmental culture of teamwork, constituent focus, learning mindset, and operational excellence
- Commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
- Management of a department budget, including forecasting future needs
- Ability to interpret data and develop/implement evidence-based strategies
- Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree required (advanced degree preferred) with at least 10 years of Admissions, Financial Aid, and/or Student Services related experience - preferably graduate/professional admissions in a large academic and research focused university; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of current trends and best practices in admissions, financial aid, and student services. Experience supervising and working collaboratively within teams and inspiring trust and confidence among staff. Excellent interpersonal, project, and presentation skills including verbal and written communication skills, strong strategic planning and operations management skills, and the ability to multi-task and synthesize data for evidence-based decision-making. A commitment to customer and student-focused service and experience recruiting students from diverse backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as an advocate and champion for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility, and an unwavering commitment to advancing these principles in every facet of the department's activities. Willingness to occasionally travel and work evenings/weekends required with an emphasis upon increasing the School's visibility and cultivating relationships with institutions serving underrepresented minority students. Willingness to participate in relevant University committees and task forces.
Cover letter required. Applications will only be considered with cover letter.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
School of Veterinary MedicinePay Range
$110,850.00 - $174,270.66Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
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