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Director of Graduate Admission

Categories: South Central Region 7


Arts & Sciences


Washington University in St. Louis

Date Posted:

Aug 16 2021 5:39PM

Close Date:

Sep 30 2021

Position Description

The newly created Office of Graduate Studies in Arts & Sciences seeks an entrepreneurial and collaborative individual with an analytical mindset to build and lead a team in developing strategic recruitment and enrollment plans to meet yearly programmatic and budget targets. The team led by the Director of Graduate Admissions will oversee the admissions and recruitment of all MA, MFA and PhD students in Arts & Sciences, creating an integrated and student-oriented approach to working with and monitoring applicants through all phases of the admissions funnel, as well as evaluating and reporting on a variety of programmatic goals and trends. The Director is a key member of the senior leadership team of the Vice Dean for Graduate Education and will work closely with the Vice Dean and other colleagues to achieve the Dean’s vision to enhance and elevate graduate education across Arts & Sciences. A particular focus for the Office will be to enhance student success and academic support, and increase student diversity. To this end, the Director will partner with the Vice Dean and other colleagues on a variety of new programs and services, including the development of pipeline and recruitment strategies of graduate applicants from underrepresented and nontraditional backgrounds. The team will also work with international students in collaboration with OISS to move applicants through the enrollment process.


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Institution Information

Washington University, established in 1853, is private four-year institution for higher education that is highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country, and the world.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of directly related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree. and seven years of experience. Strong communication, analytical, quantitative and statistical skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize and transform complex data into effective written and oral reports. A broad understanding of the issues of higher education, assessment, and research methods, and the ability to develop options and make recommendations within a contextual understanding of institutional needs. Command of appropriate and relevant software (including integrated databases and query languages and spreadsheet and graphic presentation applications) and statistical techniques. Ability to collaborate and work with teams. Ability to work independently on projects and meet deadlines. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.