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Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 17, 2023
Title Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
    Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Student Affairs
    Student Affairs
    Enrollment Management/Registrar
    Enrollment Management/Registrar
    Admissions/Financial Aid
    Admissions/Financial Aid
    Administration - Academic Unit
    Administration - Academic Unit


The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, the private sector, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

What You'll Do

The role of Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Services in the Fletcher School is a unique and interesting opportunity to manage the full student lifecycle as the individual responsible for leading four important units including Admissions, the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Career Services and the Registrar and Office of Academic Advising.

Reporting to the Executive Associate Dean of the School, this key leadership position oversees the strategy and operations of those units. The Associate Dean has a strong focus on designing and advancing strategic initiatives directly related to new student recruitment and enrollment. They will provide strategic vision for recruitment and enrollment, being data-driven in their approach. The Associate Dean ensures an effective enrollment management framework that is true to the Fletcher culture and supportive of the Fletcher mission, while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and university level contacts to support an improved end-to-end student experience.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as a member of the school's leadership team. Manages direct reports and their high functioning teams including Student Affairs, Office of Career Services and the Registrar and Academic Advising Office. Ensures goals and KPIs are established for each team. Responsible for regular coaching, assessment of performance, and career development for all team members.
  • Responsible for overall enrollment recruitment and management for all degree programs. Develops strategy and oversees recruitment/enrollment marketing, selection, and yield. Manages the scholarship aid strategy and budget. Ensures that fiscal and enrollment management goals are achieved, managing multiple operational and financial aid budgets. Regularly provides enrollment and scholarship aid projections. Collaborates with school communications unit on website content.
  • Collaborates with Academic Affairs on a wide range of academic and student policies. Maintains relationships with many partner institutions. Coordinates with a range of school academic and professional advisors to optimize the student academic experience. Plays an active role in new degree program development and implementation, as well as the review of existing degrees.
  • Partners with the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement on fundraising, donor stewardship, and alumni engagement.
  • Oversees Career Services ensuring that student and alumni needs are being met. This includes programming and coaching. Participates in partnership/employer development with alumni and organizations.
  • Regularly collaborates with Tufts Office of Institutional Research to develop surveys and collect data on the student experience, satisfaction, and trends. Maintains several dashboards and statistical reports on admissions, financial aid, and student issues. Presents results regularly to leadership, faculty, administrators, boards of advisors, and outside agencies.
  • May serve as the primary Title IX Sexual Misconduct Liaison to OEO for all students, faculty, and staff, adjudicating Title IX cases at Tufts.
  • Collaborates on DEIJ strategy and initiatives across the various student affairs offices, alumni and external partners.

What We're Looking For



Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a Master’s degree and 10 years of experience in higher education management including admissions, enrollment management and student affairs
  • Must have a proven track record of demonstrated success in college and/or university admissions and strategic nrollment management, including strategy development based off data needed to drive decision-making as well as analyze and present enrollment metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to design and advance a unified recruitment strategy
  • Proven track record of strong strategic management skills and ability to manage and develop high performing teams
  • Track record of optimizing the effectiveness of the student experience
  • Deep interest in leadership development, higher education and creative learning models
  • Team player with an eye for detail and skills to collaborate with multiple teams with shared accountability in fast-paced, high-energy, often ambiguous, environment
  • Familiarity with global networks in government, the private sector, and global affairs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with international and/or diverse populations
  • Prior experience in a private university setting
  • Prior experience working in graduate programs/schools

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • During academic year, expectation to work onsite is typically 4 days a week, with some flexibility

Pay Range

Minimum $136,200.00, Midpoint $170,250.00, Maximum $204,300.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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