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University of California, Riverside seeks a strategic and visionary enrollment professional to serve as its next Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
Reporting directly to Emily Engelschall, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, the new Director will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor to develop and refine innovative enrollment strategies. The successful candidate will be plugged in to the major trends of the admissions profession and higher education as a whole, exhibiting curiosity about emerging best practices and a perpetual appetite to learn. A strategic mindset is a must, as is readiness to join an office that is spearheading new concepts and approaches in undergraduate admissions.
Leading the day-to-day work of the undergraduate admissions team, and working in collaboration with campus colleagues, the Director is responsible for the implementation, execution and assessment of an ambitious goal- and mission-driven strategic plan throughout all phases of the new student recruitment, reading, admission, enrollment and matriculation processes. The Director oversees an office consisting of ~40 full-time staff members and is responsible for a $6 million budget for the office of admissions. The successful candidate will have eight to thirteen years of leadership experience in undergraduate admissions. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.
UC Riverside has been quickly climbing in college rankings, moving up an impressive 88 spots in four years to achieve #33 for Top Public Schools in the 2022 U.S. News rankings. As a mission-driven institution committed to providing its students with a transformative education, UCR is particularly proud of its multi-year standing as the No. 1 University in the nation for social mobility and as one of the top-rated Universities for Pell Grant performance. The student population at UCR is one of the most diverse in the nation, ranked No. 1 for Hispanic enrollment among selective universities, and includes more Pell Grant recipients than nearly every university in the country. UCR is also highly regarded for its distinguished faculty, including Nobel Laureates and National Academies members, who are internationally renowned researchers in fields such as entomology, air pollution, and alternative fuels research.
Inquiries and nominations may be directed to WittKieffer consultants Lisa Meyer and Jessica Cummings at RiversideAdmissions@wittkieffer.com. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents: a resume; a brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in your professional experience; and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, available at wittkieffer.com. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer's candidate portal:
The University of California, Riverside 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.