Assistant Director of Admissions

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
About The Simon Business School:
Simon offers a rigorously quantitative, economics-based approach to decision-making in one of the most diverse student communities of any business school in America. We firmly believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment benefits all members of our community, and we are committed to working toward lasting, systemic change in our efforts to educate the next generation of business leaders. In 2022, US News & World Report recognized Simon's Full- Time MBA as the #2 most diverse Top 50 program, a nod to our commitment to building a welcoming community.
Simon's degree programs inspire a new level of clarity: about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary, global workplace; and about professional growth and goals. Simon's MBA programs (Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive) and four Full-Time MS programs (Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics) are STEM designated, which signals program quality and rigor to employers. Additionally, STEM designation allows international students the opportunity to work in the US for up to 36 months after graduation if hired in a STEM-eligible role. Simon's Full-Time MBA is ranked No. 25 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek (2023); No. 16 in the US by The Economist (2021); and No. 5 in the world for finance, No. 4 in the world for economics, No. 13 in the US among the top MBAs for women, and No. 9 in the US for entrepreneurship by Financial Times (2019, 2018). Our faculty teach and our staff support across all programs, so Full-Time MBA rankings are a strong signal of the value students can expect at Simon-no matter which degree they pursue. In addition, Financial Times ranked Simon No. 3 in the US for pre-experience MS in Finance programs (2023).
General Purpose:
Functions as an Admissions Officer for the Simon School's Full-time MBA and Part-Time programs. Markets the School's programs to groups and to individuals; interviews and provides follow-up information to applicants; makes admissions and financial aid recommendations; travels internationally and domestically for recruitment purposes; and researches and writes reports for program assessment.
Under limited direction and with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and decision-making:
- Coordinates and directs the recruitment and admission process which includes: reviewing applications for admissions to Master's Programs (Full-time and Part-time MBA/MS); recommending admission and financial aid decisions as a member of the Admissions Committee; interviewing and evaluating candidates for admission; assessing and communicating admissions requirements; explaining program requirements to applicants and others; communicating admission decisions to applicants; counseling students as appropriate. This requires significant knowledge of the Simon School and requires independent judgment to assess the qualities of each applicant. Meet or exceed enrollment and net tuition revenue goal for assigned program(s) and territory. (40%)
- Travels for recruiting purposes to MBA forums both internationally and domestically and to undergraduate colleges. Presents Simon School programs to prospective students. Markets the Simon School. (10%)
- Makes formal and informal presentations to groups of prospective applicants and professionals - including on-campus, off-campus and virtual presentations. Conduct informational meetings with prospective students to "sell" the school and help students navigate the application process. (25%)
- Special Projects related to recruitment, marketing, and admissions. (10%)
- Uses admission CRM and application system data to assess program success/direction: gathers, aggregates and interprets data; writes reports and participates in outside surveys. (10%)
Other duties or projects as assigned. (5%)
- 3-5 years of work experience in Program management, Admissions, Sales, or related field
- Bachelor's degree required or equivalent level of prior work experience
- Demonstrated teamwork skills and professionalism, with ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students
- Self-starter with strong personal accountability and demonstrated ability to meet/exceed goals
- Requires excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain relationships with prospective students
- Attention to detail and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple competing projects
- Experience working with diverse groups of people and well-developed cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends to meet program objectives
- Strong MS Office, CRM and database management skills
The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio- economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Pay Range
Pay Range: $53,500 - $74,900 Annually
The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job's compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
Location: Simon Grad School Business
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Simon Grad Sch Admis/Reg

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