University of North Carolina Asheville - Vice Chancellor and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
The University of North Carolina Asheville, one of the nation’s top public liberal arts and sciences universities and one of the 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina system, seeks a strategic, innovative, and inclusive leader to serve as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in one of America’s great small cities, Asheville, North Carolina, UNC Asheville offers an experience where every path leads to a new vista, there is room for every voice, and the future is a frontier. The University’s small class size, award-winning faculty, and nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster connections between curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. More than 3,600 students from 40 states and 26 countries and over 800 full- and part-time faculty and staff bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to take on new challenges and opportunities through more than 30 majors.
This is an opportunity for a talented and accomplished admission and financial aid professional to make a significant impact. With the support of Chancellor Nancy J. Cable, the Vice Chancellor will envision strategies and devise tactics to advance UNC Asheville’s academic quality, enhance its reputation as a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences institution, and secure its place in an era of rapid change in higher education. The ideal candidate will have the expertise to lead a unit comprised of admission, financial aid, and pre-college outreach that is built upon quantitative analysis, strategic decision making, and an ethos of continuous improvement. The new Vice Chancellor will promote a culture that emphasizes effective and supportive relationships, a “high touch” outreach approach, communication and transparency, entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration. The Vice Chancellor will embrace a University community steeped in tradition, perseverance, loyalty, spirit, and egalitarianism. A commitment to and knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical components of academic excellence and student success are essential.
The University of North Carolina Asheville is well positioned to lead the evolution of public liberal arts and sciences education. The University ranks eighth in the nation among public liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, it is included in U.S. News’ “web-exclusive” list of “Most Innovative Schools.” The Princeton Review ranks UNC Asheville in the top 20 nationally on several lists with accolades for the “Best Quality of Life,” “LGBTQ-Friendly,” “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” and “Most Politically Active Students.” UNC Asheville has consistently earned a place in the “best value” category in Princeton Review, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and the Fisk Guide to Colleges, reflecting its academic quality and affordability. As UNC Asheville approaches its second century, Chancellor Cable, the faculty, and staff are excited to build upon the University’s success and move forward in bold and creative ways.
All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a professional resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. Priority review will begin on March 23, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be sent electronically via email to the University’s consultants: Robin Mamlet, Amy Crutchfield, Shelley Arakawa, J.D., and Jessica Herrington at UNCA-AdmFinAid@wittkieffer.com.
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socioeconomic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.