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University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Director of Admissions
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln – a Big Ten, R1 land grant institution and the state’s flagship campus – seeks an accomplished and collaborative leader to serve as its next director of admissions.
Reporting directly to the associate vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management, the director of admissions serves as the chief admissions officer for the campus with direct management responsibility for 60 staff, which includes those in the admissions office as well as those embedded in the academic units. The director of admissions will benefit from partnership with a strong enrollment leadership structure, including a close-knit group of peers in the leadership group of directors within the Academic Services and Enrollment Management (ASEM) team and strong support of the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer; additionally, this leader will build strong relationships with leaders of each academic college and unit. The successful candidate will be collaborative, transparent, innovative, and entrepreneurial, with the vision and confidence to serve as a campus leader and a willingness to take calculated risks to engage students and families in new ways.
The new director of admissions will be an inspirational external representative for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to prospective families. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader of people and programs who displays progressive leadership in the field of admissions. Sincere personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, planning and allocation of resources are essential to this position. A bachlor’s degree is required, as are seven years of experience in admissions; a master’s degree and experience at a large, complex university are preferred.
Nebraska is the state’s land-grant and flagship public university – the largest institution of higher education in the state, a member of the Big Ten athletic conference and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. Alongside a fall 2022 enrollment of 19,189 undergraduates, 4,028 graduate and 588 professional students, it also provides all members of its community with a welcoming, small-town feel where every personal interaction matters, making Nebraska unique amongst its peer institutions. Prospective students and families regularly comment on the warmth they experience during campus visits. It is especially rewarding to discover this environment at such an academic and athletic powerhouse as Nebraska.
Applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a résumé and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile. Review of applications has begun, and will continue on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
WittKieffer is assisting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in this search. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to WittKieffer consultants Rob Springall, Kati Sweaney, Roxana Woudstra and Shelby Pykare at NebraskaAdmissions@wittkieffer.com.
The University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. UNL is dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. UNL complies with all local, state, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination