The University of Rochester, one of the nation's foremost research universities, seeks a strategic, forward-thinking, and collaborative leader to serve in the critically important role of dean of admissions and financial aid and further enable the University to frame and solve the greatest challenges of the future.
The motto of the University of Rochester, Meliora ("ever better"), symbolizes the continuous change and improvement that has defined the University since its founding in 1850. Steeped in Rochester's rich history of social justice and entrepreneurial spirit, the University strives to be an inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and responsible organization at every level. This is an exciting moment to be at the University as President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf begins her tenure (July 2019) and seeks to accelerate Rochester's momentum, developing clear strategies and objectives; strengthening the University's commitments to inclusive excellence; and continuing to raise the University's profile locally and around the world.
The University is known for its teaching, research, creative arts, and clinical care, and consists of the following academic units: The Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering (comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences); the Eastman School of Music; the William E. Simon School of Business; the Warner School of Education and Human Development; the School of Medicine and Dentistry; and the School of Nursing. In 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked the University #34 for national universities, #24 for best value schools, and #13 for best colleges for veterans.
The School of Arts and Sciences, the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the undergraduate College together constitute the integrated academic unit Arts, Sciences and Engineering (AS&E). The new dean will lead admissions and financial aid for AS&E and be a member of a collaborative, collegial environment where decision making on financial matters and resource allocation is a shared responsibility.
The successful candidate will be a strategic and collaborative leader who enables the University of Rochester to achieve its mission to "learn, discover, heal, create – and make the world even better." To do this, the new leader will have proven experience in developing and executing a vision to achieve the University's aspirations and have the skills to garner trust and support from colleagues across the institution. The dean will cultivate the talents of staff members in admissions and financial aid; enhance systems and structures to facilitate enrollment planning; and harness data and emerging technologies to hit enrollment targets and meet net-revenue goals. A strong understanding of today's competitive enrollment environment, unwavering commitment to enrolling students from diverse backgrounds, preference for working in partnership with other key institutional leaders, and the ability to engage and inspire multiple constituencies are also expected.
Additional information about the University of Rochester may be found at www.rochester.edu.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com. These materials should be sent via e-mail to the University of Rochester’s consultants Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield, and Shelley Arakawa at URochesterAdmissionsFA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.
The University of Rochester values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.