University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
The majority of students and the Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

Dean of Undergraduate Admission Search

In partnership with the Vice President for Enrollment Management the Dean of Undergraduate Admission will lead the University’s efforts to recruit and shape new cohorts of intellectually prepared, exceptionally talented, and diverse students. As an integral member of the Office of Enrollment Management’s leadership team and in partnership with the academic deans of Pacific’s undergraduate schools/colleges, the Dean will develop, lead and manage the University’s undergraduate recruitment, application selection and matriculation processes. The Dean will lead a team of on-campus first-year and transfer student recruiters, regional recruiters, and college-based liaisons charged with recruiting undergraduate students.

The Dean of Undergraduate Admission joins a robust strategic enrollment management team comprised of graduate admission, financial aid, enrollment operations, and enrollment marketing professionals. The successful candidate will have an established record demonstrating both the art and science of selective college admission work and will be charged with building and sustaining recruitment programs that fortifies Pacific’s market position. As a visible presence on- and off-campus and a strong collaborator among faculty and staff, the Dean will be an effective spokesperson for the University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record for making data driven decisions to support achievement of enrollment goals.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and a working knowledge of database systems such as Slate, Banner, or other type of database product utilized by institutions.
  • Ability to travel and work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Ability to implement a recruitment plan and demonstrate commitment to diversity.
  • Demonstrated ability in team building, leadership, supervision, management, selection, performance evaluation conflict resolution, and problem solving within the context of a college or university admission office.
  • A demonstrated understanding of the importance of building and maintaining open communication with college partners, school counselors, and community college stakeholders.
  • A working knowledge of marketing principles, best practices, and techniques relevant to student recruitment.
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Eight plus (8+) years of related experience at a college or university in admission with supervisor experience of professional staff.
  • Five plus (5+) years of experience with managing budgets and event planning.



University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for the position of Dean of Undergraduate Admission. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and current curriculum vitae, as well as provide contact information for three professional references with their online application.

AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.