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Deputy Director of Admissions

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, Missouri (US)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The mission of Washington University in St. Louis is to act in service of truth through the formation of leaders, the discovery of knowledge and the treatment of patients for the betterment of our region, our nation and our world.


Washington University, a private research university located in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking a collaborative and strategic Deputy Director of Admissions to serve as a senior member of the Office of Admissions leadership team and provide operational leadership and supervisory management in areas including recruitment, yield, staff and team development. As a senior leader in the admission office, the Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions and provide direct supervision and support to a staff of 16, including three direct reports. The Deputy Director will ensure that staff are meeting objectives and goals; provide leadership in supervision and project management oversight; and is responsible for developing and implementing programs and initiatives.


In partnership with the Vice Provost, the Executive Director and an additional Deputy Director- Selections, the chosen candidate will provide oversight, strategic direction, and support to the efforts to recruit, select, and yield a talented and diverse class. The new Deputy Director will challenge staff to think creatively and innovatively and to use and process data to inform, improve, and implement projects and programs. The Deputy Director supports admissions efforts to standardize procedures, expand professional development, and nurture a culture of collaboration across the unit. The Deputy Director works closely with the Executive Director to develop and execute strategic plans related to recruitment and yield.


Entire Position Announcement:



Washington University in St. Louis is partnering with NES to identify the best professional to fill the position of Deputy Director of Admissions. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Mary Napier ( or Laura Robinson (  To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter of interest regarding your interest in Washington University, and 3) contact information for three professional references by email to:  For best consideration, submit materials by June 23, 2023; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in the summer of 2023. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted.


EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.


Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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