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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dane County
Posted: 01/31/2023
Senior Associate Director for Admissions

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Senior Associate Director for Admissions

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (https://www.wisc.edu/) (UW-Madison), the state’s public flagship institution of higher learning, seeks a key leader to serve as senior associate director for admissions in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in the Division of Enrollment Management. A comprehensive leadership profile for this role can be found here: https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/23574-senior-associate-director-for-admissions/.

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.

Reporting to the director of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, the senior associate director for admissions provides critical strategic leadership for the application review process, including more than 65,000 domestic and international first-year and transfer applications, annually. They lead a team of 25 highly skilled admissions professionals through four assistant director reporting lines, plus approximately 45 part-time remote readers. Guided by the vision of the director, this position is responsible for long-term planning for the Admissions unit, working collaboratively within their unit, as well as across the office, the enrollment division, and campus to develop and implement sustainable and efficient systems and processes. They are among a team of four senior associate directors in the office and one of several new positions that were developed as a result of an organizational assessment.

Applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile.

Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal: https://apptrkr.com/3842746. All applications will be considered confidential. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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 March 21, 2023.

Nominations and inquiries may be submitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison consultants, Lisa Meyer, Kati Sweaney and Jess Cummings at UWMAdmissions@wittkieffer.com.

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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