Job Opening at Pepperdine University

Assistant Dean of Admissions & Program Relations at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Duties: In collaboration with the Dean, develop and implement a three-year strategic plan for all aspects of recruitment and admission. Establish priorities for internship and career services, oversee and work with current staff to implement all financial aid procedures and disbursement, and increase employment opportunities for graduates of the School of Public Policy. The recruitment strategic plan should build to and maintain an enrollment of 110-130 students (total of two class cohorts). This position will also support recruitment efforts for our growing number of educational programs offered at Pepperdine’s Washington, DC, building. A significant part of these initiatives should involve the building of “pipelines of support and awareness” among like-minded institutions across the country and in other nations of interest. It is expected that the qualified applicant will already possess relationships within these academic and policy networks, and can bring them to bear on the recruiting of students.

Required: Master’s degree in management, marketing, or related field to the School of Public Policy (i.e., public administration, public policy, history, political science, economics, statistics, most social sciences). Working 5-10 years’ experience in comparable position will be considered for degree equivalency. Superior work ethic for long hours, including evenings and weekends. High energy level required to meet the demands of the position. A minimum of 5 years in an academic/policy environment (university, think tank, policy organization, political organization) with a successful track record of building relationships with leaders in these areas (i.e., professors, department deans, policy researchers, think tank executives, political leaders, etc.).

Preferred: PhD preferred in any of the above disciplines. Preferred candidates will have some background of writing/speaking on public policy issues whether in an academic context or to wider audiences. Preferred candidates will also have some teaching/training experience at the university-level in subject matter related to Pepperdine’s liberal arts approach to public policy education. Preferred candidate will have some experience in developing academic programs/events.

Click here to read more.