Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Washington, DC
Mar 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

It is the academic mission of the George Washington University's School of Business (GWSB) to be a preeminent business school recognized for scholarly research, teaching excellence, innovative curricula and focused on the responsible management of organizations in the global environment. In support of this mission, the GWSB Office Graduate Admissions is searching for an Assistant Director for MBA Admissions. This individual is a key contributor to providing high quality customer service to meet the recruitment and enrollment management needs of GWSB.

The position reports to the Director of MBA Admissions. This position does not have direct reports but may schedule, train and supervise temporary staff or student workers.

The primary focus of this role is to recruit prospective graduate business students, conduct evaluative interviews and application review, and provide admission recommendations to the admission committee. While all staff will work across all graduate programs, this position in particular will focus on our MBA population.

The key responsibilities include:

Serve as a primary admission contact for GWSB's MBA programs.

Communicate with applicants regarding GW's portfolio of graduate business programs, the admission process, and the status of their application.

Represent GWSB and speaks publicly at recruiting events including on and off campus information sessions, MBA and graduate fairs, and other events that will be held on campus, domestically, and internationally.

Travel on behalf of the School of Business for recruitment and other related events.

Serve as a member of the admission committee for GWSB.

Conduct file reviews, evaluates candidates' credentials and interviews applicants for the portfolio of graduate business programs.

Develop and maintain close working relationships with key school constituents to include the Career Center, Global & Experiential Education, Graduate Programs, and others to assist in the accumulation and dissemination of information that will assist in converting admitted students to enrolled status.

Oversee admitted student conversion activities for all programs covered by the department.

Provide input with the Director on developing the team's strategic direction.

Provide process improvement recommendations for the office procedures and policies.

Other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning additional responsibilities that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

At least 2 years of experience in higher education, non profits, admissions, marketing, or in an educational environment, business school environment strongly preferred.

The ability to work evenings and weekends for recruitment events, as well as travel domestically and internationally for up to two weeks at a time.

Excellent communication skills (both written and presentation).

Ability to speak publicly both in person and via web-based tools like Skype/WebEx.

Customer service and public relations skills, including the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals (prospective students, faculty, alumni, staff, and current students).

Ability to quickly learn CRM and database applications such as SalesForce, Marketo, and accurately and efficiently perform required computerized tasks to include any combination of word processing, spreadsheet, database, PowerPoint, WebEx, email, internet or web-based applications.

Experience working with students, faculty, staff, and external vendors in providing customer service, managing administrative event and vendor contracts.

Highly detailed with strong organizational skills, self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

Enjoys working as part of a small, strong team as well as independently to achieve program goals and objectives.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Business (SB) Family Enrollment Services Sub-Family Admissions Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8-5Occasional nights and weekends Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006177 Job Open Date: 03/08/2017 Job Close Date: 03/22/2017 If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. Do you have a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. Describe your experience working with students, faculty, staff, and external vendors in providing customer service, managing administrative event and vendor contracts.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. Describe your experience with customer service and public relations, including the ability to work with a diverse group of individuals ( such as prospective students, faculty, alumni, staff, and current students).
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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