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Director of admissions operations

About the position

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations, expressions of intent, and applications for an exceptional leader to serve as the director of admissions operations. In collaboration with the senior associate vice president for strategic enrollment management and the director of undergraduate admissions, the director of admissions operations makes strategic decisions that directly impact the enrollment of new undergraduate and graduate students as well as provides leadership in the development and implementation of enrollment goals, objectives, priorities and policies in the office of admissions. 

The director is responsible for the supervision and oversight of multiple admission offices’ operations, including undergraduate, graduate and international application processing, document management and fee processing, while continuously seeking opportunities for and effectively implementing improvements to processes. Overall staffing in admissions operations includes approximately 20 full-time staff and several part-time staff, including student workers.

How to apply

VCU’s executive search team is assisting Virginia Commonwealth University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit application materials prior to February 21, 2021. Application materials should be submitted to the VCU eJobs portal located at the link below:

VCU eJobs portal:

Please ensure that references submitted with your application materials include a prior or current supervisor, peer, and current or former direct report. A candidate questionnaire may be sent to you for completion separately to obtain additional, detailed information regarding your work experience. 

Additionally, confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Carol Ann Lawson. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to: 

Carol Ann Lawson, director of strategic initiatives

Celia O’Hallahan, talent acquisition coordinator

VCU Human Resources

(804) 828-2928


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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