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Assistant Dean of Admissions Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Job Summary

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Government and Military
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Job Reference Code

Assistant Dean of Admissions

About the Job

Assistant Dean of Admissions                                       

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century - building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what's Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America's top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as "the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati's nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks a dynamic Assistant Dean for Admissions.   The successful candidate will have a record of leadership in collegiate student services, an understanding and appreciation of the arts, and a well-deserved reputation for strategic thought accompanied by bold action.

CCM ( is a preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees to a student body numbering about 1400.  The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public research university gives the college a unique character and defines its mission: to educate and inspire whole artists and scholars to take their places on the world's stages.

As a key member of the CCM Dean's Leadership Council, this Assistant Dean is responsible for the strategic development and execution of comprehensive marketing, recruitment, admissions and yield strategies for incoming undergraduate and graduate students.  The Assistant Dean for Admissions works closely with CCM faculty, with the College's undergraduate and graduate admissions committee, with CCM's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, with CCM's admissions staff and with the University of Cincinnati's admissions team.

Essential Functions

Lead and manage CCM's admissions office in recruiting undergraduate and graduate students.
Work with faculty and with the Dean's Office to establish annual enrollment targets, and support faculty throughout the recruitment process.
Assist in developing admission marketing and recruitment materials
Coordinate CCM marketing and recruitment activities, including promotional events, high school visits and college fairs.
Organize/plan local, regional and national audition dates, as well as graduate scholarship competitions.
Counsel and advise prospective students/parents regarding admissions, financial aid and registration, transfer and transition services.
Collaborate with CCM's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to create and implement effective retention strategies to ensure student success.
Monitor policies and practices to ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Manage CCM scholarships and endowed funds (which currently total more than $10M);
Address the needs of a diverse group of clients:  prospective students and their parents, faculty, staff, donors.
Represent CCM on appropriate University-wide committees.
Act as the primary liaison to appropriate University offices (e.g., Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, Housing, International, etc.).
Provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff, including hiring/firing, annual performance evaluations.
Manage the admissions office budget.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred, and five (5) years' experience in collegiate student services. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

Deep knowledge and application of best practices in university and conservatory enrollment management;
A proven track record of building strong relationships with high schools, community colleges and counselors, as well as a track record of high visibility with local, regional and national admissions organizations.
A penchant for making data-supported decisions.
Management experience, with an emphasis on professional development of staff members.
Extensive knowledge of databases and reporting software such as Slate, Cart, Catalyst, Tableau.
Creative and innovative strategic planning and problem-solving.
A high level of collaboration and teamwork.
Effective communication and presentation skills.
An ability to collaborate with a wide cross-section of senior administrators, faculty, alumni, staff and students.
The ability to respond to common complaints from families, customers, and external communities.
Effective management of institutional resources.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Submit a resume, along with a letter of application and a list of three professional references.
The search committee will review applications as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

REQ: 63279

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Medical, Developer, Medicare, Strategic Planning, Healthcare, Technology, Research, Strategy                                       

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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