Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is searching for an experienced higher education professional to serve as the next Assistant Dean for Enrollment Services. The Assistant Dean oversees all Enrollment Services functions and activities, including the direct supervision of the Director of Admissions, Director of Student Financial Services, and the Registrar. Candidates must have experience managing senior level colleagues, developing a strategic vision, and managing and using data to drive decision-making. We value and are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate capacity to strengthen the diversity of the student body and to work with a diverse school community.
As a member of the Degree Programs and Student Affairs (DPSA) leadership team, the Assistant Dean works collaboratively in support of the mission and goals of DPSA, HKS and the University. In consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Degree Programs and Student Affairs, the Assistant Dean develops strategies for all enrollment services areas including admissions, financial aid and enrollment management. The Assistant Dean is responsible for assuming a key leadership role in high-level planning and conversations with constituents across the HKS community on matters pertaining to student body composition, admissions practices and results, fundraising to support recruitment and fellowships, and marketing and communications approaches to recruiting students. This includes developing and implementing strategies for enhancing the quality and diversity of the student body.
Additional responsibilities include:
Contribute to DPSA's strategic planning efforts and other department-wide initiatives.
Oversee enrollment data analysis to prepare enrollment headcount, financial projections, and conduct strategic planning efforts.
Strategize with and ensure that the enrollment office employs best practices in support of a community of students from richly diverse backgrounds.
Serve on internal and university-wide committees to inform school-wide policies.
Contribute to special projects and initiatives as needed
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree. Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in education administration, and at least five years managing a professional staff.
Additional Qualifications :
Master's Degree strongly preferred. Candidate must have a collaborative, diplomatic style of leadership; possess excellent written and verbal communications and marketing skills. Experience with budget projection and management and high level data analysis required. Experience with supervisory management of individuals and teams at varying levels and across departments. Very strong working knowledge of issues and trends in topics of admissions, recruitment, financial aid and student enrollment. Experience using and managing complex database systems and projects. Demonstrated experience with developing successful strategies for strengthening the diversity of a student body.