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Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
  • Hanover, NH

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About the Tuck School of Business

The Tuck School of Business is one of three professional schools of Dartmouth College and was founded in 1900 as the world’s first graduate school of management. Now, there are more than 10,700 living Tuck alumni, with students coming from all around the world. With approximately 300 students in a class, the Tuck community is enriched by the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and dreams of their students and strengthened by what they share; an exceptional record of accomplishment and a desire to use their talents to better the world through business.

Tuck develops wise, decisive leaders who better the world through business. Its vision is to offer the best MBA experience in the world for students who want to prepare themselves for a career of impact. Tuck focuses on areas of excellence—the heart of which is an incomparable MBA program—that are distinctly personalconnected, and transformative. Tuck has long cultivated an active, collaborative learning community distinguished by the core values of being personal, connected, and transformative. Greater success in cultivating these core values will enhance the development of capabilities and the desire for bold actions that shapes wise and decisive leaders. Six strategic pillars—curriculum; learning experience; thematic integration; alumni; careers; and quality of life—taken together, ground these core values and the learning community in ways that make Tuck unique among top business schools.

Tuck’s foundational first-year core curriculum and rich collection of leading-edge second-year electives combine to deepen interests and broaden horizons. The accessible faculty are skilled scholar-educators whose timely and timeless ideas shape both business theory and practice. Personalized support and emphasis on both individual and experiential team-based learning allow students to develop the specialized skills and knowledge, and the emotional intelligence and self-awareness, to achieve meaningful growth as a leader.

The thoroughly modern learning environment serves as a base camp from which to venture as students draw upon and connect to the world’s diversity, energy, and innovation. Tuck’s extraordinarily distinguished, loyal, and supportive global network of alumni generously provides teaching, counsel, and networking opportunities across the community and is deeply invested in Tuck’s success. The talented career services team, vast corporate network, and supportive alumni combine to offer students extraordinary opportunities from more than 1,000 companies and organizations as they pursue their most aspirational life and career goals. Learn more about Tuck, its talented and diverse student community, and their pathways.

DEI Mission

Tuck’s DEI mission is to foster a culture and environment where all members of the Tuck community feel included and have the support to thrive. Tuck honors diversity in all its forms, welcomes each person as they are, and provides the spaces and opportunities to engage in respectful, meaningful, and growth-oriented discussion and debate. Tuck will model what truly diverse and inclusive leadership looks like within academic and business communities.

The Tuck Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Plan, released September 2021, is based on a year-long strategic review of community culture, curriculum, MBA student recruitment, employee hiring and retention, and co-curricular and community engagement activities through the lens of diversity and inclusion.

Leadership

Matthew J. Slaughter
Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in addition he is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. Slaughter is the 10th dean of the Tuck School and was first appointed in 2015. In 2019, he was appointed to his second term. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum, and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.

From 2005 to 2007, Dean Slaughter served as a member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He has also been affiliated with organizations including the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Congressional Budget Office, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Dean Slaughter was a faculty member of the Economics Department at Dartmouth since 1994, and in 2002 he joined the Tuck faculty. In 2001 he received Dartmouth’s John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, and in 2012 he received Tuck’s Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. He received his Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.

Sally O. Jaeger
Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Program

Sally Jaeger is the Associate Dean for the MBA Program where she oversees Admissions, Career Services and the MBA Program Office (student affairs).

Jaeger has 30+ years of experience in the field of higher education, in admissions at both the undergraduate and graduate level and student affairs at the graduate level.  Jaeger came to Tuck in 1993 and spent 9 years in admissions before moving on to the MBA Program Office.  As the former Director of Admissions, she managed the evaluation process of more than 22,000 applications for the MBA.  During her tenure as director, Tuck saw its international student population grow from 15% to 30% and enjoy a strong presence from Asia and Latin America.

Sally is a former board member of the Forte Foundation and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Jaeger is the only administrator at Tuck to have a scholarship named after her, generously given by the classes of 2004, 2014, and 2018.

For more information on Tuck School of Business please visit the website.

Location

Hanover is located on the western side of New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Connecticut River Valley, with the Green Mountains to the west and the White Mountains to the east.   Known as “the Upper Valley,” this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty and cultural events. The campus is two hours northwest of Boston and five hours north of New York City. The area is accessible via Interstates 89 and 91; airports in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Boston; and by bus via the Dartmouth Coach from Boston and New York City.

The Upper Valley, a landscape of powerful beauty, offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as diverse social, cultural, and artistic communities. Situated near the Appalachian Trail, the area is renowned for its premier skiing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. The Upper Valley is brimming with arts and culture, offering easy access to large-scale multifaceted theaters as well as smaller venues and spontaneous pop-ups catering to local talent and smaller audiences.

New Hampshire, along with its neighbor across the bridge Vermont, are consistently ranked very high when it comes to measuring quality of life. In fact, the State of New Hampshire’s “Life Index,” a compilation of independent national studies on quality of life among the 50 states, rates New Hampshire as No. 1 and Vermont as No. 3.

The Opportunity

Tuck School of Business seeks an Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid to lead Tuck’s strategies, initiatives, services, and activities to recruit, admit, and enroll students with high potential to thrive in an incomparable MBA program that is distinctly personal, connected, and transformative. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the MBA Program, the Executive Director serves as an integral leader and strategic adviser in achieving Tuck’s vision as a preeminent business school that creates, teaches, and applies life-changing knowledge in a collaborative community.

The next ED will bring an innovative and data-informed approach to assessing market conditions and will lead the creation of strategic marketing and recruiting plans that address current and future objectives for admissions, diversity, and financial aid in a competitive market. They will lead, mentor and develop a talented team of 20 full-time and part-time admission and financial aid staff and oversee a cradle-to-grave admissions process for approximately 4,500 prospects and 2,400 applicants annually.

Specifically, the Executive Director will proactively provide leadership in the following areas:

Program Development, Planning, and Direction

  • Envision, develop, propose, implement, and lead Tuck’s recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and enrollment strategies, plans, and operations in collaboration with leadership colleagues and admissions and financial aid team members.
  • Determine and define the direction of events, including information sessions, workshops, and celebrations.
  • Partner with the MBA Program Office and other colleagues in planning student orientation and other events.

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop marketing and communications strategies and plans in consultation with the Communications Office that position Tuck as a visible and compelling choice for MBA candidates representing richness in diversity and with high potential to succeed.

Team Leadership and Innovation

  • Hire, train, and lead admissions and financial aid team members with a focus on building team community and supporting growth.
  • Cultivate, model, and nurture high touch service culture with emphasis on responsiveness to and support for prospective students, students, and alumni.
  • Design, lead, and refine processes and procedures with team input. Accountable for and articulates relevant policies, practices, and performance standards.
  • Engage with the Office of Information Technology and external consultants to achieve optimal utilization of software applications, systems, and other technology resources, particularly for enhancing processes and producing high quality analytics.
  • Ensure compliance with legal, financial, professional, institutional policies, regulations, guidelines, procedures, and standards of practice.

Evaluation, Analysis, and Reporting

  • Create and analyze statistical reports to evaluate and refine marketing, recruitment, selection, financial aid, and enrollment strategies, policies, and practices.
  • Provide compelling and actionable reports and proposals to Tuck leadership and other key constituencies.
  • Evaluate school rankings and propose strategies for elevating ranking positions in collaboration with colleagues involved in the tracking, study, and evaluation of rankings.
  • Convene the admission faculty advisory committee at regular intervals.

Budgeting

  • Prepare fiscal year budget in partnership with Tuck Finance, including projected expenses for staff compensation, travel, events, consultants, professional development, supplies, etc.
  • Review and approve expenditures, consulting with Tuck Finance and other authorities as appropriate.

Professional Development and Community Representation

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the MBA curriculum, student career development offerings, and alumni relations activities.
  • Represent department on institutional committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Engage with relevant admissions-related associations and peer groups to maintain beneficial relationships and knowledge of worthwhile trends and innovations.
Candidate Profile

The Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid will have strong knowledge of admissions and will have significant experience in admissions or similarly influential leadership or strategic consulting role. A master’s degree in business is preferred, or the equivalent combination of experience and education. Additionally, the Executive Director will have demonstrated excellence as a team leader, contributor, and role model with the ability to cultivate and sustain a high-touch culture.

The successful candidate will be able to articulate the values of an MBA education clearly and persuasively and will support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow professionals. They will be committed to building an inclusive community that values the diversity of backgrounds, talents, experiences, and perspectives of all its members and successfully engage and collaborate with multiple constituencies across Tuck and Dartmouth representing diverse interests and perspectives.

The Executive Director will develop and implement highly effective strategies and tactical plans based on rigorous data analysis. They will be able to introduce and drive innovation in ways small and large and will proactively identify and pursue relevant learning and professional development opportunities and apply new knowledge, insights, and skills to enhance results. Additionally, the Executive director will be expected to travel domestically and internationally.

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Amy Sugin and Holly Bogo of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

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