Dean of Graduate Admission-Roger Williams University
NES (formerly Napier Executive Search)
Location: Bristol, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
Roger Williams University announces a search for a Dean of Graduate Admission. Reporting to the Vice President of Enrollment Management, the Dean of Graduate Admission is responsible for developing and leading a strategic recruitment and enrollment strategy for all graduate programs. The Dean will build and cultivate collaborative relationships both on and off-campus, address barriers to enrollment, and provide expertise on the marketplace and the needs of today's graduate students. Serving as a contributing member of the Enrollment Management Division, and working closely with the Office of the Provost, Deans, Program Directors, and University Marketing, the Dean collaborates on targeted enrollment plans for on-campus, online, and hybrid programs, while supporting new graduate program development. The Dean will be responsible for collaboratively setting enrollment and net tuition revenue goals, as well as managing the graduate programs’ scholarship strategy. The Dean will join a team of dedicated professionals and educators within the Roger Williams University community in advancing a strategic initiative to expand graduate programs and increase graduate enrollments.
NES, a higher education search firm specializing in enrollment management searches, is assisting Roger Williams University in their search for a Dean of Graduate Admission. To arrange for a confidential conversation or to nominate someone for this position, please contact Suzi Nam (email@example.com), Catherine Capolupo (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Mary Napier (email@example.com). To apply, send 1) a resume, 2) a detailed letter describing both your interest in the Dean of Graduate Admission position at Roger Williams University and how you would be able to contribute to RWU’s diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals, and 3) contact information for five professional references by email to: RWU@nessearches.com. For best consideration, submit materials by December 13, 2023; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The expected start date will be in the spring of 2024. All applications and nominations will be considered confidential, and notice will be given before references are contacted.
Roger Williams University seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and respect for all races, genders, identities, and abilities. RWU is committed to creating a thriving community that encourages lifelong learning, professional development, and academic innovation. To learn more about Roger Williams University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please visit https://www.rwu.edu/who-we-are/diversity-equity-inclusion. Roger Williams University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 1-401-254-3028 for assistance.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND CHARACTERISTICS The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a student services, marketing or a related field, and at least five to eight years of progressively responsible experience in admission and higher education. An advanced degree in a relevant discipline and prior leadership experience in admission are preferred qualifications. In addition, the Dean should demonstrate the following qualifications, skills and abilities:
A seasoned graduate enrollment professional with experience partnering across divisions and functional units in the exploration of ideas, a shared approach to problem solving, and the successful design and launch of new programs.
Knowledge of enrollment management theory, current trends, and best practices, as well as the capacity to understand the complex issues facing higher education, especially at the graduate level.
Experienced in the nuanced marketing of graduate programs and certificates with success in identifying and reaching program specific populations.
Highly adept at utilizing and analyzing data with a strong capacity to articulate and illustrate its meaning and impact.
An understanding of the impact of delivery modalities on student’s interest in graduate programs.
Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, intercultural competency, and customer service orientation with the ability to convey and obtain information from a variety of audiences such as students, parents, alumni, staff, and external stakeholders.
A team player with an institutional view of problem solving, information sharing, collaboration, and success.
Creative thinker, strategic planner, and advocate, with the ability to flourish in a high-growth, fast-paced, professional and entrepreneurial environment.
Community builder that will embed themselves into the fabric of the University.
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and adept at shifting skills to accommodate changing priorities with strong delegation skills.
Ability to work with flexibility, collegiality, and humor.
Proven ability to function independently with a minimum of supervision and take the lead in projects as appropriate.
NES (formerly Napier Executive Search) specializes in senior level enrollment management searches for post-secondary institutions. Established in 2014, the firm's search consultants bring extensive experience in enrollment management positions along with knowledge of today's employment landscape. Calling on our past experience in higher education enrollment roles and extensive sales and consultative experience with deans, directors and vice presidents across multiple states and regions, we nurture connections with enrollment professionals.