Associate Dean – Equity and Access, Admissions, University of Pennsylvania
Posted by University of Pennsylvania on September 22, 2020
Reporting to the Vice Dean – Director of Admissions, the Associate Dean – Equity and Access will take the primary lead to formulate and implement strategies to identify and recruit underrepresented populations, including students of color, students who identify as LGBTQA, first generation college students and students from low socio-economic households. The Associate Dean will provide a respected and inclusive leadership voice within Penn Admissions and across the Penn campus about the needs and issues facing college-aspiring students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
The Associate Dean will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive plan to identify, recruit, and yield a talented pool of promising scholars and will measure and track the results and impact of all initiatives. The Associate Dean will manage, supervise and support 3-5 staff members who report directly to the Associate Dean. The Associate Dean will also serve as the liaison between Penn Admissions and campus-wide constituencies on issues of access and diversity. The Associate Dean will also serve as the primary liaison with key external partnerships aimed at increasing access and diversity at Penn.
The Associate Dean is also responsible for the staff management of a dedicated geographic territory to identify, recruit, evaluate and yield candidates to Penn’s four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, Penn Engineering, Penn Nursing and The Wharton School. The Associate Dean will organize and implement recruitment programs and will serve as a featured public speaker in a range of forums with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors and Penn alumni.
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