Shepherd University in West Virginia

Deadline May 07, 2014
Date Posted April 9, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


Shepherd University, a comprehensive public liberal arts university in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the following director-level positions: Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, and Director of International Initiatives.


Founded as Shepherd College in 1871, Shepherd University is the public liberal arts college of West Virginia. It currently enrolls 4,275 students in its baccalaureate, graduate, and working-adult programs. The heart of the University is its traditional undergraduate program, which offers students majors in a wide range of liberal arts and sciences and professional disciplines. Shepherd also offers masters degrees in education, business, college student development and administration, and music education. It has an additional location in Martinsburg, West Virginia, designed to meet the needs of working adults in the region. At all levels, Shepherd students receive an excellent education from a faculty strongly committed to student success — and at one of the lowest tuition rates in the country.


Shepherd is located in historic Shepherdstown, which is situated in the Shenandoah Valley on the Potomac River. Surrounded by natural beauty and places of historical significance, Shepherdstown is the oldest city in West Virginia and close to national landmark sites, including Harpers Ferry National Park and Antietam National Battlefield. It is easily accessible not only from the Washington, D.C. area, but also from Maryland, southern Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


The successful candidates for these director-level positions will possess:


Director of Admissions: a record of success in admissions, good oral and written communication skills, experience as an effective supervisor and mentor, and the ability to develop a vision for the admissions office.


Director of Financial Aid: at least five years of financial aid experience, good oral and written communications skills, an understanding technology as it is related to financial aid, and three years of supervisory experience.


Director of International Initiatives: a record of success leading a study abroad and/or a campus internationalization program, good oral and written communications skills, and the ability to develop effective relations with both faculty and staff.


For more information about these opportunities and instructions to apply, please visit The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For fullest consideration, applications should be received by May 7, 2014.


Please direct all nominations and inquiries to:

Robert Holyer, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant, AGB Search, 804-359-9370 (o), 804-402-6736 (c)


For more information about the University, please visit

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