Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

Mar 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director, MBA Admissions

Stanford University

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The Stanford MBA Admissions Office seeks an Assistant Director for our Outreach Team. The outreach team creates opportunities for future students to engage with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) community, understand the GSB experience, and make informed application and enrollment decisions.

The Assistant Director will lead the effort to create a strategic vision for diverse candidates (broadly defined), and will guide the participation of other staff in implementing these strategies. As an Admissions Officer, this position will participate in a full-range of activities to recruit and select MBA candidates, including representing the GSB at post-admission events, and at on- and off- campus recruitment events internationally and domestically, and evaluating MBA applications and conducting applicant interviews.This position will work closely across all teams within the MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Office, as well as other GSB departments, such as Alumni Relations, External Relations, and Marketing and Communications, and act as liaison to student groups and other university and external partnerships.

In your cover letter, please include your reasons for applying for this position.

JOB PURPOSE: Independently administer, implement and/or interpret university and department admission policies and procedures.

  • Read, evaluate, interview, and make higher level recommendations on MBA applications and applicants.
  • Develop and implement programs and strategies for recruitment of top students, hold primary responsibility for Diversity strategy.
  • Develop and deliver outreach programs, especially related to Diverse candidates, in local, national and international communities, conduct informational meetings and respond to questions regarding admissions and the MBA experience at Stanford.
  • Develop programs and efforts to cultivate and maintain relationships with secondary or university personnel, professional organizations, students, and alumni.
  • Analyze needs, develop and manage admission programs and processes.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of admissions information.
  • May conduct market research and identify new program audiences, develop multi-channel marketing materials and other recruitment tools.
  • Serve as a public relations and information resource to prospective applicants, secondary or university personnel, professional organizations, students, parents and alumni, represent University at activities and events, meetings, committees and conferences.
  • May hire, train and supervise part-time seasonal readers and other staff. * - Other duties and special projects may also be assigned

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree and 3 years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make distinctions among competitive applicants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with other individuals and teams
  • Demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Evidence of program planning design, evaluation, and management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to take initiative, be creative, and innovate.
  • Influencing skills and desire to champion diversity admissions within and outside of the department.
  • Work experience and expertise in the areas of diversity recruiting, particularly in higher education, desirable. Certifications and Licenses: None
  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely stand, walk, use a telephone and write by hand. * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business needs. Occasional local and overnight travel required. WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Job: Student Services

    Location: Graduate School of Business
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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