Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Carleton College seeks a creative, strategic, and values-driven leader to serve as its next Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. This highly visible role offers the extraordinary opportunity to capitalize on Carleton’s strong and consistent record of meeting or exceeding enrollment targets and attracting cohorts of extraordinarily talented students from a large and growing pool of strong applicants. The next Vice President will continue this positive momentum while also further elevating the College’s visibility among exceptionally talented prospective students from a wide range of backgrounds and honing the ways by which Carleton successfully competes for their attention in an intensely competitive market.
Founded as a preparatory school in 1866 and reorganized as a college four years later, Carleton College is one of the nation’s most prestigious and successful liberal arts colleges. Located in historic Northfield, Minnesota – just 40 miles from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul – Carleton boasts an outstanding faculty, intelligent and engaged students, and a passionate alumni body. The College is consistently listed among the top ten liberal arts colleges in various national surveys, including a number one ranking for undergraduate teaching.
In addition to providing strategic direction, organizational leadership, and professional mentorship to the highly dedicated staff within the Offices of Admissions and Student Financial Services, the Vice President will report to the College’s President and serve as a key member of his cabinet. The Vice President will also have the unusual opportunity to engage directly with the Board of Trustees, alumni, and corporate and foundation leaders alongside the President as part of the current $400M capital campaign, of which a $125M target for need-based financial aid is the centerpiece. The new Vice President will find new and innovative ways to keep Carleton accessible and affordable and to ensure that the College continues to enroll and graduate the most talented students from the most diverse backgrounds.
The ideal candidate will be a data-driven, passionate advocate for liberal arts education, willing to embrace the particular qualities and experiences that have made Carleton a distinctive community, and personally and professionally committed to the work of enhancing the diversity and inclusivity of a campus.
Please send nominations, applications, and queries in confidence and electronically to:
Sue May, Partner
Matthew Marsallo, Associate
Holly Jackson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
Carleton College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities.
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