The University of Connecticut (UConn), the public flagship university of the State of Connecticut, seeks nominations and applications for a new Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
Enrollment at UConn has been on an impressive trajectory, with year over year growth in the size, diversity, and quality of the student body. For fall ‘18, UConn received over 37,000 applications for a first year class of 3,700 students on the main campus and 1,600 new freshmen across the regional campuses. The new Director will be an integral part of a team charged with continuing this tremendous momentum. Leading a complex admissions operation that includes UConn’s main and regional campuses, the Director will be a critical leader in conceptualizing, implementing, and executing the strategies to further UConn’s reach regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Reporting to Nathan Fuerst, Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management, the Director manages the day-to-day operations of the admissions office, develops admissions goals and objectives consistent with the vision of the University administration, and liaises with a wide range of internal and external constituents. First and foremost, the Director will be an experienced admissions leader who can act as the driving force behind a high-performing, effective, and forward-thinking admissions operation. The successful candidate will demonstrate innovation in practice, knowledge of cutting edge technologies, understanding of sophisticated recruitment and marketing strategies, exceptional analytical capacity, and superb interpersonal and communication skills. Experience with holistic admissions is preferred; a record of success in advancing diversity, access, and inclusivity goals is essential.
Founded in 1881, the University spans 4,109 acres at its main campus and four regional campuses, and an additional 209 acres at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. The main campus, located in Storrs, Connecticut, enrolls over 19,200 undergraduate and 4,600 graduate students. The State of Connecticut has invested over $4 billion to renew, rebuild, and enhance University facilities and UConn is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 public universities in the nation. The institution is in the midst of a profound period of growth and development, and is firm in its standing as one of the finest public universities in the United States. The University is most heralded for exceptional undergraduate education and student success rates, where retention, graduation, and time to degree are incredibly high among public universities nationally.
Additional information about the University of Connecticut may be found at https://uconn.edu/.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University of Connecticut’s consultants Amy Crutchfield and Veena Abraham at UConnDirectorUGA@wittkieffer.com.
UConn is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all its employees and applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, past/present history of a mental disorder), prior conviction of a crime (or similar characteristic), workplace hazards to reproductive systems, gender identity or expression, or other factors which cannot lawfully be the basis for employment actions.
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