Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University

Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission – Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S01180

Position Title Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission – Marketing & Communications Coordinator Department Admissions-1046 Job Category Staff Posting Position Type Full-Time Work Location On Campus Pay Type Salaried Salary Range

$61,300 – $72,300

Compensation Practices

Experience is taken into consideration in the determination of salary offers. For more information visit https: // www. wesleyan.edu/hr/handbook/compensation- practices/index.html

Position Details

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. Wesleyan University is known for its rich open curriculum of interdisciplinary opportunity combining Humanities, Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Our 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 15,000 first-year and transfer applications and hosts over 15,000 individual visitors on campus annually. In addition, we promote the university virtually and host admission events all over the world.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Admission, the Senior Assistant Dean of Admission – Marketing & Communications Coordinator is a key member of the admission office team.

The Sr. Assistant Dean will serve as the office liaison to University Communications ensuring brand compliance and message cohesion, leveraging all phases of the enrollment funnel. They will work closely with senior leadership to refine existing, and develop new, strategic communication plans aimed at prospective undergraduate students of varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

The position will also be involved in all components of the admission program including recruitment travel, public speaking, and evaluation of applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the admission conduit for the Office of University Communications; revise and create admission and financial aid messages and collateral (electronic & print) directly targeting constituents and specialized populations.
  • Develop and produce social media messages and campaigns; serve as a member of the admissions/financial aid Slate (CRM) team creating communications templates and managing the creation, delivery, and assessment of various communication campaigns.
  • Manage an admission region; develop and implement strategic recruitment initiatives intending to expand multicultural and diversity outreach. Build and maintain relationships with school counselors and Community Based Organizations.
  • Participate in the selection of first-year and transfer candidates.
  • Travel up to 5 weeks per year, including traditional recruitment travel and professional meetings representing the university.
  • Supervise staff, students, and manage strategic projects associated with marketing and communications.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the Director and/or Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.
  • This position is required to work on campus. (Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify.)

    Minimum Qualifications

    A bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience within a selective admission setting or working in marketing /communications or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Experience developing print and electronic communications.

    Experience with social media campaigns.

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

    A Demonstrated sensitivity to and empathy for people from diverse backgrounds

    Ability to connect with students and co-workers from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.

    An ability to work independently on time-sensitive projects effectively, and simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

    Experience managing others in a team or project-based environment.

    Proven ability to leverage creativity, exercise initiative, set priorities, and work both independently and collaboratively.

    Demonstrated data-driven decision-making and experience with database management and CRMs. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others on a team.

    Demonstrated ability to efficiently read, analytically process, and effectively summarize large volumes of written content and sustain this pace over multiple months.

    Valid driver's license, ability to travel 5 weeks during the year, and drive for extended periods of time in various traffic conditions.

    Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills .

    Familiarity with Slate.

    Fluency in an additional language.

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply as soon as possible but no later than May 26, 2023.

    Additional Information

    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 requires proof of COVID -19 vaccination and booster (if eligible under CDC guidelines) or an approved exemptionprior to first day of employment.


    Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan's BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).

    Detailed information on the benefits of working at Wesleyan is located at: https: // wesleyan.edu/hr/careers/prospective-resources.html.

    Quick Link https: // careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/9624

    Supplemental Questions

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    Job details


    Sr. Assistant Dean of Admission – Marketing & Communications Coordinator


    Wesleyan University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

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