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The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the state's public flagship institution of higher learning, seeks two key leaders to serve as senior associate directors in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the Division of Enrollment Management. Comprehensive leadership profiles for these roles can be found at:
Since its founding in 1848, UW-Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, students, staff and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. One of the longest and deepest traditions surrounding the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Idea signifies a general principle that education should influence people's lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom. With the Wisconsin Idea as its guiding principle, UW-Madison is not only changing the campus that they call home, but also creating a better future for Wisconsin, the nation and the world.
The senior associate director for admissions reports to the director of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, who sets the vision for UW-Madison’s application review process. This position is among a team of four senior associate directors in the office and one of several new positions that were developed as a result of a recently-completed organizational assessment. The senior associate director for admissions will provide critical strategic leadership for the application review processes, which includes more than 65,000 domestic and international first-year and transfer applications, annually. This growing number represents nearly double the number of applications as compared to five years ago. Guided by the vision of the director of admissions and recruitment, this position is responsible for long-term planning for the Application Review unit, working collaboratively with team members within their unit, as well as across the office, the enrollment division and campus to develop and implement sustainable and efficient systems and processes.
The senior associate director for recruitment, outreach and communications reports to the director of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, who sets the vision for UW-Madison’s local, national, and international recruitment strategy. This position is among a team of four senior associate directors in the office and one of several new positions that were developed as a result of a recently-completed organizational assessment. The senior associate director for recruitment, outreach and communications will provide critical strategic leadership for undergraduate recruitment, outreach, communications and events. Guided by the director’s vision, this position is responsible for long-term planning, working collaboratively to develop and implement sustainable and efficient plans, systems and processes with management team members within their unit and across the office and division, as well as with units/schools/colleges across campus. The senior associate director will lead the strategy, coordination and oversight of the outreach & recruitment and marketing & communications teams in alignment with the vision of the director, and guided by divisional and campus priorities.
Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the Leadership Profile (available through the links to each position at the top of this document). WittKieffer is assisting the University of Wisconsin-Madison in these searches. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by May 25, 2022.
Applications, nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Lisa Meyer and Kati Sweaney at:
· senior associate director for admissions
· senior associate director for recruitment, outreach and communications
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. UW-Madison promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. Employment will also require finalists and references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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