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The University at Buffalo (UB) seeks an experienced, strategic, and dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Admissions and Enrollment (AVP/Director). The Associate Vice Provost and Director of Admissions and Enrollment is a member of the Office of Enrollment Management leadership team and will play a critical role in helping define the University’s undergraduate recruitment and enrollment goals and lead a team and strategy to ensure that those goals are met. This individual will be responsible for fostering positive relationships and maintaining the credibility of the institution with prospective students, families, faculty, staff, and other key stakeholders. In addition, the Associate Vice Provost will continue to evolve enrollment initiatives and envision and implement an admissions strategy that is forward-thinking, innovative, and dynamic, one that continues to enhance academic quality and maintain a diverse student body and elevates UB to higher levels of institutional distinction.

Founded in 1846, UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and a flagship institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system and is a member of the Association of American Universities. For the past four years, UB has been ranked in the top 40 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. In the category of best public and private universities, UB has risen 20 spots over the past dozen years. Today, UB is home to more than 150 research centers and institutes, and its annual research expenditures total more than $422 million.

Reporting to and working closely with the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, the AVP/Director will provide leadership and direction to the office of undergraduate admissions, while remaining deeply committed to shaping and advancing UB’s vision for enrollment and overall strategic goals and objectives. The AVP/Director will play a critical role in leading the undergraduate admissions office and will sustain the University’s exceptional admissions trajectory. The University has increased first-year applications by nearly 35 percent since 2013, which is the inaugural year of the Office of Enrollment Management. The next AVP/Director will be tasked with maintaining the upward trend. This individual will lead a high-performing staff of admissions professionals in the continuous improvement of their methods and processes and inspire outstanding prospective students and their families to enroll at the University at Buffalo.

The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated track record of recruiting and enrolling an academically strong and diverse student population. The AVP/Director will create a positive work environment that promotes accountability, teamwork, a commitment to developing strong relationships with various stakeholders, and a culture that exemplifies diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This position presents a significant opportunity for the new AVP/Director to continue to shape and advance UB’s vision for enrollment and overall strategic goals and objectives.

The University at Buffalo has retained the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in this recruitment. All applications, inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically. Link to apply:

Attention: Kate Barry, Alycia Johnson, and Katie White.

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