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The University of Utah
Salt Lake City
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Posted: 01/10/2020
Executive Director of Admissions

The University of Utah (the U), the state’s flagship institution of higher learning and a major teaching and research university, seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as its next executive director of admissions.

Reporting to the senior associate vice president for enrollment management, the executive director of admissions is responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of the office of admissions and all its functions. As an integral leader across the university, the executive director will work closely with the campus community to build effective relationships and communicate about and garner support for the goals of the office of admissions.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader of people and programs who displays progressive leadership in the admissions field. Sincere personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning and effective allocation of resources are essential to this position. The U is seeking a leader who engages, inspires and supports staff; leads with transparency and inclusivity; makes data-informed decisions; and collaborates with others across campus. A master’s degree is required, as is the ability to travel during peak times in the admissions cycle, including possible international travel.

The state’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, the University of Utah is the flagship university of the state, boasting 18 schools and colleges and offering more than 100 undergraduate and 90 graduate degree programs to more than 32,000 students. The University was recently offered membership in the Association of American Universities (AAU). As one of the 65 distinguished research universities that comprise the AAU, the University of Utah is committed to building world-class research programs and attracting and retaining the best faculty from across the nation and throughout the world. The university is noted for its high research profile, its diversity of ideas and people, its stunningly beautiful setting and the warmth, friendliness, and collegiality of its faculty, staff, and students.

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Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 24, 2020.

Candidates should provide, as two separate documents: a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and a résumé. Detailed responsibilities and requirements for this position are described in the Leadership Profile, available at

Nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted electronically to the University of Utah's consultants, Lisa Meyer and Patricia Coleman at

The University of Utah 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.