founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan University is one
of the nation’s premier colleges of liberal arts and sciences with
3,000 undergraduates and 200 graduates. Established in 1831,
Wesleyan University is known for its rich open curriculum of
interdisciplinary opportunity combining Humanities, Sciences, and
Social and Behavioral Sciences. Wesleyan students make their mark
in the world through creativity, intellectual independence,
risk-taking, and drive to improve the world. The University has a
long-standing commitment to providing underrepresented students
from all racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
access to our dynamically diverse campus.
The Office of Admission at Wesleyan University serves as the hub
of activity and point of first contact for the University for
thousands of prospective students and families. The admissions team
is responsible for generating, processing, and reviewing more than
13,000 first-year and transfer applications and hosts over 15,000
individual visitors on campus annually. In addition, the office
promotes the university virtually and hosts admission events all
over the world.
The Assistant Dean reports to an Associate Dean of Admission
and, works closely with faculty, staff, current students, and
alumni, participates fully in all aspects of Wesleyan’s
undergraduate admission operation: recruitment, selection, and
yield programs. The Assistant Dean serves as the University’s
representative for all aspects of admission operation both on and
Manages a strategic in-person and virtual recruitment plan,
including visiting schools, community-based organizations, college
fairs along with organizing and hosting recruitment events.
Supports Wesleyan University’s commitment to the recruitment of
historically underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income
Participates in rotational dean on duty responsibilities:
leading hour-long information sessions and answering questions from
prospective students, family members, and counselors in-person and
via phone, internet, and email.
Participates in admission recruitment and yield efforts and
other on-campus and virtual events.
Interviews prospective applicants and responds to specific
questions regarding academics, admission, financial aid,
residential life, and extracurricular activities.
Reviews, prepares, and presents applications as a member of the
Wesleyan admission committee.
Establishes and cultivates relationships with students, parents,
counselors, and alumni while representing Wesleyan University in
professional organizations that support recruitment goals.
Liaises with current students and faculty.
Assists in the management of admission initiatives to include,
but not limited to diversity outreach, communications, admission
volunteers, tour guides, and yield activities.
Four to five weeks of fall travel and two to three of
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and some experience in higher education,
secondary school, or in a community based organization (experience
may include work or volunteer experience as a student) or an
equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective communications skills with the ability to present
Creative thinking & problem solving, with a
Sensitivity to and empathy for people from different backgrounds
and a commitment to working within, and contributing to, a diverse
and inclusive community.
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects effectively
and simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment, while working
independently and as a part of a diverse team.
Comfort with learning new technology, analyzing and using data
to inform decisions, and an organized and detail-oriented approach
Valid driver’s license; travel requiring driving is
Extended hours during evenings and
weekends are routine and expected during peak seasons.
Fluency in a second language
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application close date is August 6, 2021
In your cover please address the following question: Describe
the value of a liberal arts education.
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the
candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.