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Assistant Director, Admissions

Company:
University of Chicago
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment

As a key member of the MBA Admissions team, the Assistant Director of Admissions will be responsible for event management, recruiting, evaluating, and yielding highly selective candidates to the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs. Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop relationships with and advise prospective students via phone, zoom, email and in-person meetings throughout the application process. Facilitate personal connections between students, alumni, and prospective students. Continually improve processes associated with these activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction.
  2. Recruit qualified prospective students into the applicant pool through staffing and presenting at Booth hosted events including, but not limited to, information sessions, lunch and learns, networking events, dinners/receptions across North America and virtual events. Represent Booth at MBA Fairs and Forums and continue engagement with prospective students from these events. 
  3. Evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these tasks independently or with some guidance and instruction from others. 
  4. Oversee admissions event operations and schedule events in Chicago and across North America and virtually. Manage admissions event preparations and continually improve admissions events utilizing Slate data, market data, and feedback from the team. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. A resume and cover letter are required to be consider for this position.
  2. Bachelor’s degree required.
  3. A minimum of two years of professional related experience in admissions, higher education, or sales required. 
  4. Ability and willingness to work evenings and Saturdays; overnight domestic travel required. Typical schedule is 9:30am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday (subject to change). One should expect to work approximately two to three evenings and one Saturday per month to cover admission events and interview days.
  5. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required. Background using Technolutions Slate as an applicant management system preferred.
  6. Ability to handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions required.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone required.
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