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University of Oregon Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management in Eugene, Oregon

Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management

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Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Music/Dance, Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department:School of Music and Dance

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA09-Fiscal Year 2020-2021


Application Review Begins

February 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application by the review date:

• A resume of your professional work experience and education

• A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and, if applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job posting. In your cover letter, please also include a statement about diversity, equity, and inclusion and how these values relate to your philosophy of recruitment and enrollment management.

Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Department Summary

The School of Music and Dance has an enrollment of more than 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and approximately 70 graduate employees. A wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including programs in dance, music performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in the state of Oregon.

Position Summary

The Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management provides leadership for the recruitment and admission of prospective undergraduate and graduate students and is part of the schools Operations Leadership Team; formulates, develops, and implements recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with the SOMD Admissions and Recruiting Committee, the SOMD Admissions Assistant and the SOMD Student Services Director; and assists in the creation of enrollment policies for prospective music and dance majors. These activities include working closely with the School of Music and Dance Faculty and the University of Oregon Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; developing and implementing a comprehensive enrollment management plan; gathering and assessing enrollment data; providing leadership for the school’s scholarship allocation process; assisting with the schools marketing and communications strategies in collaboration with the SOMD Director of Communications; and maintaining applicant contact throughout the application and decision making process.

In addition, the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management assists with the implementation of the SOMD’s Diversity Action Plan, especially with regard to recruiting under-represented and international students; works closely with the Recruiting Committee, faculty, and staff to arrange on- and off-campus visits, auditions, and interviews; and actively participates in auditions days, conferences, college fairs, outreach programs and summer festivals.

The Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management reports to the Dean of the School of Music and Dance and is responsible for supervising one classified staff member.

This position also requires domestic travel and work outside the typical workday, including evenings and weekends.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in a creative, performance, or arts education field

• Three years of admissions experience

• One year of experience supervising one or more employees or two years lead staff experience with supervisor training

Professional Competencies

• Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

• Significant knowledge of computer technology and database software relating admissions and scholarship processes

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and work closely and effectively with diverse groups of people

• Self-motivated

• Ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information

Preferred Qualifications

• At least three years of higher education admissions experience in a unit that supports music and/or dance

• Master’s degree

• Experience creating data-driven enrollment management plan

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination ( .

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Advertised:Dec 28, 2020Pacific Standard Time

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