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Assistant Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions

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


The Assistant Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions will serve as an active team member of Chicago Booth’s full-time enrollment team. The Assistant Director will participate in a variety of Admissions-related programming, primarily focusing on planning and supporting execution of on- and off-campus events as well as virtual programming for student recruitment purposes.


  • Supports Associate Director, Student Recruitment and Admissions with planning and execution of recruitment and enrollment focused events on campus, off campus, and virtually. Assists with planning, budget management, contract execution and communication with vendors, day-of event logistics, and other event-related duties as delegated by the Associate Director.
  • Participates in recruitment and selection for students enrolling in Booth’s Full-time MBA. Reviews applications, participates in committee discussions, and participates in yield activities and communication to admitted students.
  • Serves as a resource to candidates seeking to learn more about Chicago Booth’s full-time MBA. Gives presentations, facilitates panel discussions, and participates in Q&A and other informational sessions on behalf of Booth Admissions.
  • Hosts recruitment events and informational presentations virtually, on campus, and through worldwide travel (when approved by the University). Travel approximately 2 weeks/year.
  • Supports Associate Directors and Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions on other projects relating to events, admission operations, and recruitment management.
  • Recruits and/or evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these tasks independently or with some guidance and instruction from others.
  • Participates in special projects such as developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets and recruiting underrepresented groups with moderate/high levels of authority.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • Experience organizing and hosting events for small and large groups of individuals in person or on Zoom video platform.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills.
  • Work independently with little supervision; possess a self-motivated disposition; identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes.
  • Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, and persuasion skills.
  • Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Participate in domestic and international recruitment travel, when approved for resumption by the University.
  • 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.
  • Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach.
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