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Assistant/Associate Dean for Admissions & Special Programs, College of Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.” With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. 

The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant or Associate Dean for Admissions & Special Programs. Exact rank will be commensurate with overall academic experience. 


The Assistant/Associate Dean for Admissions and Special Programs at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is responsible for developing and implementing strategic recruitment and enrollment initiatives that support the entrance of a diverse group of medical students who exhibit evidence of academic excellence, integrity and compassion. 

Essential Functions


Manage Office of Admissions & Special Programs 

  • Oversight of budget & operations for the Office of Admissions & Special Programs
  • Hire, supervise & manage personnel
  • Assist with creation of Special Recruitment Programs policies & procedures, supervise the program leaders & monitor program performance


Report admissions data to national & College of Medicine (COM) offices, as well as stay apprised of college national admissions requirements, policies & procedures

  • Ensure compliance with UCCOM & national admissions policies & procedures, including federal & state regulations & LCME accreditation st&ards, to admit students into the MD & MD/PhD programs.
  • Coordinate the use of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) for applications annually
  • Prepare & update admissions data & information for the LCME Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process
  • Engage in continuous quality improvement processes & data analyses that provide guidance for short & long-term programmatic goals & result in the achievement of measurable outcomes
  • Prepare reports for COM senior officials & for regional & national agencies including data used for statewide & national comparisons of medical schools, i.e. U.S. News & World Reports


Oversight of the COM admissions process & on-boarding of medical students 

  • Management of recruitment efforts & pipeline programs
  • Development, administration, & oversight of application policy & procedures
  • Screen applications for interviews, & oversee/manage interview day
  • Oversee Admissions committees
  • Consideration of transfer applicants 
  • Management of Second Look events & Alternative List selections when necessary
  • Ensure compliance of accepted students with matriculation requirements 
  • Participate in M1 Orientation week

Student Scholarships

  • Participate in scholarship decisions for students accepted into the medical school
  • Collaborate with the Office of Financial Services & Office of Diversity to allocate available scholarship funds
  • Work with Educational Affairs leadership in selection & allocation of scholarships for specific programs


Scholarly Activities

  • Maintain robust scholarly activities including publications in peer-reviewed journals, poster & oral presentations at regional & national meetings 

Minimum Requirements

  • Professional degree: EdD, PhD, or MD
  • Exact rank will be commensurate with overall academic experience
  • Minimum of 5 years admissions experience


Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Managerial experience in a university, especially in a COM
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience providing oral presentations
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills advising students on complex and confidential matters
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience providing feedback to staff/team on performance and conducting annual performance reviews
  • Commitment to mentoring and developing staff and students
  • Experience with utilizing and coordinating Multiple Mini Interviews for applicants
  • Strong knowledge and experience with MS Office, student database systems and other online software to perform data analyses that guide recruitment and admissions strategies


Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 79463 


Assistant/Associate Dean for Admissions & Special Programs, College of Medicine

Date:  Apr 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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