Assistant Director, Admissions

Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Unit Job Summary: The Assistant Director works with the Full-Time MBA Admissions Office to coordinate recruiting activities and events, including, but not limited to, two Admit Weekends (up to 400 participants each). Participates in the MBA recruitment and selection process, including evaluating applications, representing Chicago Booth at events, supervising graduate student staff, conducting group presentations, and traveling as needed. Additionally, support the planning and execution of the Summer Business Scholars Program. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct MBA recruitment, evaluation and yield activities. Duties include: being "on call" to answer phone and in-person inquiries, conducting presentations, travel and planning, reading and evaluating applications, conducting interviews as needed, and mentoring graduate Admissions Fellows. Attention to detail and timeliness are important with all aspects of evaluation. Engage prospective students and respond to all admission/financial aid inquiries in a timely manner, with professionalism, respect, and courtesy, seeking to address all needs in a manner that is consistent with expectations of the Admissions department. Plan, organize and execute two large scale "First Day" Weekend programs, which are designed to welcome recent admits to the Booth Community and require work with various constituents from dean to student level. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Direct supervision of two student event chairs and up to twelve student co-chairs - Effective management of event budget - Collaboration with Marketing on all printed materials - Communication with campus partners to coordinate staff inclusion during weekend Assist Sr. Associate Director in management of various elements of the Summer Business Scholars Program. Duties include, but are not limited to: - Pipeline development of prospects to the program - Recruitment at undergraduate campuses and with corporate partners - Development of communication with various audiences - Manage logistics to ensure program success (i.e. orientation, graduation, marketing materials, etc.) - Relationship building with third party vendors to ensure program execution - Consistent assessment of programming to identify both areas of strength and opportunities for development Benchmark and monitor Chicago Booth programs and events against similar competitors and make recommendations to enhance Chicago Booth programming Manage matching of current students to newly admitted students to increase yield Manage elements of admitted student website and communications Execute strategy across social media platforms in order to increase and engage SBSP audience segments.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: A minimum two years of work experience in a professional environment required, higher education preferred. Medium to large-scale (greater than 100) event planning experience preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to demonstrate both exceptional written and spoken communication skills required. Professional demeanor including tact, discretion and a customer service oriented approach required. Proven track record of time management and organizational skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and proven ability to meet deadlines and work successfully as member of a team required. Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Welcoming, positive demeanor required.

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