Assistant Dean, Admissions

HMH-SETON HALL SOM Nutley Requisition # 2021-103319 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am - 5pm Address340 Kingsland Street, Nutley, 07110

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How have YOU impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system.

The Assistant Dean for Admissions is charged with facilitating the charge of the Associate Dean of Admissions in his/her role for the SOM¿s admissions committee and overseeing the Office of Admissions. The admissions committee seeks applicants who possess the individual characteristics required for both the study and the practice of medicine and those who will accept the challenge of improving population health and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care. Responsible for providing overall leadership and direction for the School of Medicine¿s student recruitment and admissions programs in the absence of the Associate Dean. As the School¿s chief enrollment strategist, the Associate Dean is responsible for developing an enrollment management program built upon quantitative analysis, strategic decision making, and a mechanism of continuous improvement, while fostering a culture that emphasizes strong personal relationships, utilizes a customer-service approach with communication and transparency, flexibility, and collaboration. The Assistant Dean will support the Associate Dean to recruit, and facilitate the applications process for, groups of motivated students whose life experiences demonstrate the ability to overcome adversity as well as students who have shown interest in teaching and research, and students with evidence of flexibility and adaptability. The Assistant Dean reports to and works closely with the Associate Dean of Admissions.


A day in the life of the Assistant Dean for Admissions at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Chairs and provides leadership of the Admissions Committee, providing central oversight for the admissions process at the direction of the Associate Dean of Admissions
  • Oversees the Vice Chair of the Admissions Committee, the training of all Admissions Committee members on interviewing, the selection criteria for applicants, and how to review and present applicants for admission at the direction of the Associate
  • Dean of Admissions.
  • Assists in reviewing accepted students for consideration of scholarship opportunities utilizing an approved rubric.
  • Provides training for faculty and community physicians who conduct interviews for the Admissions Office.
  • Coordinates various aspects of the interview process in cooperation with the Director of Admissions.
  • Assists in the development materials for written and electronic publication regarding the admissions process.
  • Participates in the accreditation/re-accreditation process and all compliance audits.
  • Visits colleges and universities in and out of New Jersey to recruit highly desirable candidates for admission.
  • Collaborates and participates with diversity and inclusion in underrepresented minority selected groups student recruitment programs with the Associate Dean of Diversity.
  • In consultation with the Associate Deans and the Faculty Committees, assists with development of policies for the composition of the medical school class and follows procedures in alignment with LCME standards.
  • Serves as a spokesperson for the SOM to the faculty, applicants, students, and diverse groups of people with interest in the Medical School regarding admissions policies.
  • Manages and supervises the Admissions Staff and office.
  • Compiles and publishes statistics regarding the number and characteristics of applicants.
  • Continually elevates admissions criteria as predictive of students¿ success.
  • On issues related to medical student admissions, represents the Medical School to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS); Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
  • Serves as a member of Dean's cabinet.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • M.D., PhD or MPH degree.
  • Experience developing educational materials and executing programs involving new processes and technology among diverse teams.
  • Knowledge of project planning techniques; demonstrated ability to analyze, develop and roll-out new projects.
  • Experience in selective admissions, student affairs, or a closely related field such as credentialing, in related University departments.
  • Ability to work with online applications and if needed, design, deploy and maintain content in a web-based application.
  • Must be knowledgeable about all aspects of the application process to medical school including the MCAT, AMCAS, background checks, and bundled letters of reference.
  • Familiarity with conducting analysis, designing reports and if needed, implementing the reports in a web-based application.
  • Demonstrated skill in organizational administrative functions and allocation of resources along with a strong record of leadership at the higher education level.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and a desire to participate in a diverse, dynamic community. 
  • Personal attributes conducive to success in growth-oriented, fast-paced environments that require flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to function independently, anticipates and resolves problems, and provides leadership for committees¿ skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Superior analytical ability and critical thinking skills coupled with strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Able to represent the Medical School locally, statewide and nationally with excellent customer service skills.
  • Must meet academic criteria for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank or higher
  • Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
  • Must be knowledgeable about Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Must be an Innovative thinker.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • MD degree and minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible direct administrative experience.

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