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Dean of Admissions

Union College of New York
Schenectady, New York

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Union College, a nationally recognized, distinguished liberal arts college, seeks an exceptional Dean of Admissions to oversee Union's admission strategy. In partnership with the Director of Admissions, the new Dean will manage all aspects of recruitment and selection, and improve upon efforts to attract a high quality and diverse group of students to the College. Reporting to the Vice President for Admissions, Financial Aid, and Enrollment and serving on his senior enrollment leadership team along with the Director of Enrollment & Operations and the Director of Financial Aid, the selected candidate will offer leadership in undergraduate admissions by guiding a team of eleven, managing all functions and daily operations.


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Compensation for the position is expected to be between $150,000 - $170,000 depending on experience; consult with the NES search team for insights.

Except for roles with a set rate of pay, the wage/salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The stated hiring rate/range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the rate/range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

To learn about Union College’s outstanding benefits ranging from generous vacation policies to tuition assistance programs, visit:



NES, a higher education search firm specializing in enrollment management searches, is partnering with Union College to identify the College’s next Dean of Admissions. For more information, or to nominate someone for this position, contact Laura Robinson (, Suzi Nam ( or Mary Napier ( All conversations will remain confidential unless otherwise stated and agreed.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a letter of interest describing their unique qualifications for the Dean of Admissions position at Union College. Candidates should also provide the names and contact information of at least five professional references. For confidentiality, references will not be contacted without permission. For best consideration, all application materials should be submitted electronically to by July 22, 2024. The position is campus-based and the preferred start date is the early fall of 2024.


Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s). Union College’s Strategic Plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff, and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and national origin.


Redefining liberal education for the 21st Century

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, residential, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the arts, humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work.

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