University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

University Overview	
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview	
At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

The Assistant Dean/Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is a Senior Executive Leadership position in the Graduate School of Education. The Assistant Dean combines a hands-on operational role with strategic leadership and collegial management of both direct and indirect reports within the school and peer leadership among various University constituencies. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and administrating school-wide strategic goals and initiatives to recruit highly talented, diverse applicants for all of GSE s graduate programs. Oversees and directs daily operations for the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, including strategic, operational, and financial operations as they relate to recruitment and enrollment of students into all academic programs. Develop strong, collegial relationships with multiple faculty and staff stakeholders and facilitate/encourage a positive consensus driven culture around admissions policies and procedures. Build a professional admissions and financial aid team that effectively promotes an Ivy League Graduate and Professional school and understands and converses freely about the value proposition of such a school. Must be comfortable with complex data analysis and reporting that supports the admissions function. This is a high-visibility position that represents the school in multiple venues and advises the Dean and Senior Leadership team on the best strategic interests of the school, particularly in the areas of admissions and student financial aid.

A Master's Degree or more and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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