Associate Director, SEAS Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Sep 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Services (OGA) at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) provides comprehensive information about SEAS graduate programs and admissions procedures to prospective domestic and international graduate students and provides professional advising services to the current SEAS graduate student body.

This position reports to the Director of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Management. The Graduate Recruiting & Admissions Associate, the Graduate Admissions & International Services Specialist and the OGA Graduate Fellow positions directly report to the Associate Director.

The Associate Director of Graduate Recruiting & Admissions is responsible for managing a strategic and comprehensive recruiting strategy in domestic and overseas markets and oversees the School's admissions and visa document processing for incoming graduate students. This position serves an integral role on the OGA team and directly impacts targeted SEAS enrollment projections per semester.

Responsibilities include:
Manages a comprehensive and data driven recruitment strategy in domestic and international markets.

Works to ensure that all SEAS on-campus graduate programs are properly marketed in assigned territories, and actively recruits and manages 'arm chair recruiting' efforts in these territories.

Responsible for the entire admissions process for SEAS on-campus graduate programs.

Works closely with the Recruiting & Admissions Associate and the OGA Data Management Coordinator to ensure all systems and processes are functioning properly and updated as needed.

Facilitates the Admissions Committee Review process for all MS applications and oversees the PhD application review process with each academic department.
Works closely with the team's Director and Associate Dean to facilitate and allocate scholarship and funding opportunities for recruiting and retaining high caliber graduate level students.

Manages the Graduate Admissions & International Services Specialist who is responsible for international credential evaluation and financial document review for the I-20 form creation.

Works closely with the team's Director to manage reporting to School and University leadership, ensure performance dashboards are updated, handle other reporting on-demand, track the unit's budgets and make recommendations for cost-effective budget allocation during the University's budget-call season.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 4 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Experience successfully managing a comprehensive graduate recruitment and admissions strategy.

Proficiency in using web-based communication tools including but not limited to online chat, social media.

Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in one or more foreign languages is preferred.

Excellent problem-solving skills. A history of strong attention to detail and ability to organize large quantities of information for distribution to and use by others.

Good people skills with the ability to help people feel at ease. Must function comfortably in a team structure and be able to speak before large and small groups with confidence. Must be comfortable in foreign cultures and must easily adapt to new situations.

Prior experience in admissions related experience at a college or university, three to five years of experience successfully managing a comprehensive graduate recruitment and admissions strategy for both domestic and international markets.

Graduate degree in higher education administration, internal education or related field is desired.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Enrollment Services Sub-Family Admissions Stream Management Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with occasional evenings 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 Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006457 Job Open Date: 07/03/2017 Job Close Date: 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.

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