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Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
New Brunswick, New Jersey (US)
$101,444.00 - $155,358.00
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Dean for Admissions and Enrollment Management for the Mason Gross School of the Arts. This position oversees all aspects of admissions, recruitment, financial aid, and scholarship allocation at Mason Gross, developing and implementing strategies to recruit a highly accomplished and diverse undergraduate and graduate student body from across the state, nationally, and internationally. Reporting directly to the Dean and serving on the Dean’s Cabinet, the Assistant Dean works closely and collaboratively with faculty as well as school and university administration to establish and meet specific enrollment goals, seeking ways to increase the enrollment of underrepresented students and otherwise align enrollment objectives with the school’s overall strategic priorities. Overseeing a team of admissions professionals and student workers, this position is the principal liaison to university Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, Office of Financial Aid, and Enrollment Management.

Mason Gross School of the Arts is a vibrant community of artists and scholars committed to pursuing excellence, innovation, and inclusivity. Its mission is to create socially relevant art, foster diverse programming and curricula, cultivate community partnerships, and advance the arts through teaching, creative activity, advocacy, and research that contributes to the public good. Comprising 1200 undergraduate and graduate students across programs in music, theater, dance, filmmaking, and art & design, Mason Gross is housed within Rutgers–New Brunswick, a premier Big Ten research university that serves some 50,000 students and is the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The nation’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning, Rutgers reflects the diversity of New Jersey, which is one of the most diverse states in the nation. The Rutgers–New Brunswick campus is located less than an hour by train or car to New York City and the beautiful beaches of the Jersey Shore and is just over an hour to Philadelphia.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Implements a data-driven approach to establishing schoolwide enrollment management goals in consultation with school leadership and university admissions.
  • Works closely with department chairs and faculty to plan and implement recruitment initiatives to attract a talented and diverse undergraduate and graduate student body.
  • Leads a team of admissions professionals as well as student workers in overseeing all on- and off-campus recruitments events, including auditions, interviews, college fairs, open houses, prospective student visits, etc.
  • Oversees the development and production of recruitment and marketing materials using digital and print media, working collaboratively with the school’s Director of Communications.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for current students, applicants, faculty, and departmental leadership regarding all financial aid and scholarships, including merit aid, endowed awards, and departmental awards.
  • Works closely with department chairs and senior school leadership in allocating scholarship funds to facilitate the recruitment of a talented and diverse student body.
  • Oversees the processing, communication, and monitoring of all financial awards working in collaboration with colleagues across Mason Gross and the rest of the university.
  • Oversees and coordinates all admissions procedures, including the use of software used to review, process, and communicate admissions decisions, aligning review processes with university procedures and timelines.
  • Maintains and communicates admissions-related data and statistics.
  • Participates in senior leadership meetings, attend high-visibility events and performances, and maintain involvement in professional networks of collegiate arts admissions professionals.



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