Associate Dean, Evaluation and Analysis

Pennsylvania, United States
11 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Associate Dean, Evaluation and Analysis

Job Profile Title

Associate Director D

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Vice Dean - Director of Admissions, the Associate Dean of Evaluation and Analysis will be responsible to develop an analytical framework to inform and assess the effectiveness of the range of recruitment, selection and yield initiatives undertaken by the Office of Admissions. The Associate Dean will lead the evaluation process that fairly and efficiently evaluates individual applicants in the context of their personal experiences while meeting the University’s enrollment objectives across Penn’s undergraduate schools. The Associate Dean will be responsible for the management of staff who will help support her/his efforts in research and analysis as well as responsibility for the recruitment of students from a geographic region. The Associate Dean will also serve as a liaison to university and external offices responsible for research and analysis.

Job Description


  • Working closely with the Dean, Vice Deans, and others, the Associate Dean will lead the research, analysis and modeling of internal processes to inform year round planning of recruitment, selection and yield;
  • Working closely with the Vice Dean, Director of Admission, the Associate Dean will lead the evaluation and selection process, including recommending policies and processes to enhance and evolve our procedures. Will contribute to the management and logistics associated with the evaluation and selection process;
  • The Associate Dean will inform the design of a recruitment plan for a designated geographic region;
  • The Associate Dean will manage, supervise and support 3-5 staff members who report directly to the Associate Dean.


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, graduate degree preferred, and at least 5 to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will have direct experience in a higher education setting and a demonstrated track record in analytical research and analysis, preferably in selective college admissions and recruitment. Knowledge of topics relevant to higher education and selective admissions is essential. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Strong communication, public speaking and interpersonal skills required. Familiarity with computer applications and general information management required. Experience with dossier and candidate assessment is important. Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects in a high volume and timeline driven process. The job requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.