Simmons College invites inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Director of Undergraduate Admission.
Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town." Simmons has a cherished history of visionary thinking and social responsibility, and a strong mission that has remained constant for over a century: to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. Simmons offers an undergraduate education in the arts, sciences, and several professional fields to women; graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels are open to all. Given the richness and complexity of its offerings, Simmons is currently pursuing a new status as Simmons University.
While the phrase “transformative moment” might be overused in higher education, it is appropriate to this period in Simmons’s history. With stable finances, appropriate debt ratios, robust cash reserves, and expanded enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Simmons recently undertook a dramatic reimagining of its academic structure that includes the creation of four new Colleges.
Since 2013, enrollment of undergraduate first-year students has increased by approximately 20 percent, making Simmons the fastest growing institution dedicated to women’s education. The new Director of Undergraduate Admission will build on this remarkable momentum and the institutional support for admission to help achieve the strategic enrollment goals of the College. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Director of Undergraduate Admission provides day-to-day leadership for a highly effective and experienced undergraduate admission team. Reflecting Simmons’s culture, the Director serves as a visible and engaged institutional leader who fosters close partnerships with the College’s many internal and external stakeholders including senior leadership, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and the college guidance community. The Director is an important contributor on the Vice President for Enrollment Management’s division-wide Director team which includes Undergraduate Admission, Graduate Admission, Student Financial Services and Athletics.
The new Director of Undergraduate Admission will be an accomplished admission leader who can act as a driving force behind a best practices and forward-thinking admission operation. The successful candidate will demonstrate analytical strength and knowledge of cutting edge technologies in the enrollment arena and data reporting. The new Director will also possess exceptional leadership and change management capabilities; strong collaboration skills; deep dedication to educating and empowering women; and demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is desired.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will 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 electronically via e-mail to Simmons College’s consultants Amy Crutchfield, Ann Wright and Patricia Coleman at SimmonsUA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the assistant to the search, Laura Novak, at 630-575-6943.
The Simmons College 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.