University of Virginia — Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Virginia invites applications for an Assistant Dean position. Under the supervision of the Associate Dean/Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach, the Assistant Dean performs duties related to the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of undergraduate students in accordance with University and departmental policies.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. We believe that the educational and work environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Assistant Dean will join the Outreach team within the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The Outreach team is dedicated to advocating for and supporting access, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and programs that reach, advance, retain, and center the experiences of students from historically marginalized backgrounds. This position will serve as the liaison working primarily between the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Student Financial Services.

This position will serve as the liaison working primarily between the Office of Undergraduate Admission and Student Financial Services. Duties will include conducting information sessions, evaluating first-year and transfer applications, conducting high school, community college, and community-based organization visitations, providing counsel to students and families about the application and financial aid process, serving as a liaison with various stakeholders involved in the admissions process, serving on admission and scholarship committees.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in higher education with at least 3 years of experience required; demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism; demonstrates ability to make independent judgments and work under pressure; demonstrates ability for accuracy and attention to detail; demonstrates ability to manage projects with moving pieces and multiple stakeholders, to meet final project deadlines, and to independently execute with excellence; experience with utilizing technology and data in work responsibilities; strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; and willingness to travel and work flexible and irregular hours.

Knowledge, skills and abilities to include: Strong knowledge of the University of Virginia and/or undergraduate admission practices; strive to follow directions and work effectively as part of team to achieve shared goal; demonstrate thoughtful and appropriate oral and written communication in daily interactions, with an ability to advise prospective students, parents, and families about University admissions; ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in higher education field with up to four years of experience in college admission or high school counseling is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish is preferred.

Appointment Terms: This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. This position will remain open until filled. Review of Applicants will begin June 28, 2021. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

Please apply through Workday, and search for “Assistant Dean, Office of Undergraduate Admission”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter that addresses your specific interest in the position and how you have and/or would contribute to culturally competent, inclusive, and equity-informed educational and development practices at the University. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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