Director of Undergraduate Admissions, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Sep 18, 2022
Sep 30, 2022
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College Description:

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning is home to almost 800 students, 100 visiting and full-time faculty dedicated to the study of the art and science of the built environment, and about 60 staff members. A small and vital college in one of the nation's foremost research universities, Cornell AAP has educated many of the most influential theorists and practitioners in the country. We are committed to the belief that architecture, art, and planning are simultaneously intellectual and material practices, and that leadership in cultural production demands both expertise in a specific discipline and wide knowledge in the liberal arts.

Cornell's Ithaca campus is the physical and academic center for Cornell AAP, but given the global nature of our interests, the college has extended its reach to include permanent programs in the historic center of Rome and in what was traditionally known as lower Manhattan's financial district area in New York City. The departments offer additional extensive opportunities for international study across the globe. In Ithaca, the college spans five buildings, including Milstein Hall, historic Sibley Hall, an 8,000-square-foot digital and analog shop facility and the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall, Tjaden Hall, and the landmarked Foundry building.

Office Overview:

In a period of innovation and expansion of AAP's academic offerings, the newly-created Office of Enrollment will provide strategic focus and superior quality services in the promotion of the college's academic opportunities; identification, recruitment, and admission of the best students; and the enrollment and degree-progress support essential to an excellent academic experience. The Office of Enrollment will functionally and physically be connected to and in collaboration with the Office of Student Services in order to provide exceptional and seamless support for AAP's students and faculty.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Enrollment in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP), the Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for the college's undergraduate recruitment and admissions processes and results. In close collaboration with the Senior Director and college leadership, the Director provides leadership and strategic planning for AAP undergraduate admissions with the ultimate goal of enrolling high-quality students and achieving enrollment targets for the college in alignment with university policies, priorities, and timelines. This includes developing and implementing a dynamic recruitment program for undergraduate students; representing undergraduate programs to wide internal and external audiences; managing the selection processes; enhancing the operations and technologies for AAP undergraduate admissions; and providing and analyzing undergraduate admissions data and information for the college.

The Director is a key member of the newly created AAP Enrollment team who works in close partnership with other team members, AAP Student Services, and academic departments to achieve unit goals and advance college priorities. The Director communicates and collaborates with various departments on campus, including the Undergraduate Admissions Office, College Admissions Offices, Financial Aid and Student Employment, Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program, H/EOP Office, Alumni Affairs and Development, and Athletics.

Hybrid possibility:

While this position will primarily be performed in-person at AAP's Ithaca campus, there will also be the opportunity for a portion of each work week to be performed remotely, depending on the needs of the function and the cycles of the academic year.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 - 5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Understanding of undergraduate admissions, including recruitment, selection, and yield.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Track record of building and sustaining relationships with multiple stakeholders and delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow-through.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior exposure to the creative disciplines of architecture, art, and/or planning.

There is no visa sponsorship and no relocation funding for this position.

University Job Title:

Admissions Associate III

Job Family:

Student Services



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$70,455.00 - $77,354.00



Contact Name:

Melinda Stelick

Number of Openings:


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  • Unique applicable skills.

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