This position serves as a senior member of the Office of Admissions leadership team and is focused on providing operational leadership and supervisory management in areas including recruitment, application evaluation, selection, and yield. Reporting to the Assistant Vice Provost & Director, the Deputy Director ensures that staff are meeting objectives and goals; provides leadership in supervision and project management oversight; and is responsible for developing and implementing programs and initiatives.
The Deputy Director is a senior role and provides direct supervision and support to staff. They challenge staff to think creatively and innovatively and to use and process data to inform, improve, and implement projects and programs. The Deputy Director supports admissions efforts to standardize procedures and reduce inefficient operations, expand professional development, and nurture a culture of collaboration across the unit. The Deputy Director works closely with the AVP & Director to develop and execute strategic plans. They supervise and manage admission professionals, including the development of staff skills in process and project management, planning, budget management, measurement and accountability, and admissions practices and policies.
The Deputy Director serves as second in command and can represent the AVP & Director internally and externally as needed. They must be a skillful communicator who can build relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners. This position requires someone who is resourceful, solution-oriented, an excellent problem solver, and a strong team player, capable of implementing and managing change.
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EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Eight - ten years of significant work experience in admissions.
Experience managing and supervising professional staff.
Familiarity with the evaluation and selection process in a selective admissions environment.
Experience managing projects and processes.
Experience creating and implementing solutions.
Experience developing these skills in staff.
Experience with Slate CRM.
Prior experience developing, implementing, and assessing strategies and programs.
Budget management experience.
Experience with highly selective admissions.
Familiarity with multiple aspects of admissions, including technology, reporting and data analysis, recruitment, evaluation and selection, access and inclusion, on-campus programming, staff training, budget management, and staff development.
Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret data.
Excellent supervisory skills. Strong long-term and short-term project management skills. Ability to supervise others to manage projects and accomplish goals. Ability to delegate projects and processes with an appropriate level of oversight.
Ability to implement change, develop new initiatives, and establish priorities.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Cross-cultural competency.
Excellent decision-making skills, with the ability to independently exercise good judgment as well as direct and develop others’ decision-making. Ability to see the “big picture.”
Sense of humor and a positive attitude.
Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to be resourceful, as well as lead others to solutions. Ability to resolve conflicts.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to engage with a variety of audiences and to conduct compelling admissions presentations that communicate WashU’s core values.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
Strong analytical, budget, and leadership skills.
About Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University in St. Louis is a place where people matter and serious work is done. Our mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and to protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning.
We seek people from diverse backgrounds to join us in a supportive environment that encourages boldness, inclusion, and creativity. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.