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Assistant Director, Admissions

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Hyde Park Campus

Department
22262 Computer Sci

About the Unit
The Master's Program in Computer Science (http://csmasters.uchicago.edu/) is an MS in Computer Science degree program that provides a rigorous introduction to the foundations of Computer Science, while also providing in-depth and hands-on instruction in cutting-edge and industry-driven topics, including Web and Mobile Application Development, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, etc. The program attracts a diverse mix of students including full-time students who are typically no more than 5 years out of college, part-time students who already work in industry, and international students. The goal of the MCPS is to prepare students for careers in applied technology.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Admissions & Student Affairs, the Assistant Director of Admissions is a valuable member of the MPCS admissions and recruiting team. The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for the operations and support of the admissions process for all MPCS programs including the MS in Computer Science, Pre-Doctoral MS in Computer Science and Joint MBA/MPCS programs in support of the strategic enrollment goals for the MPCS.

In this role, the Assistant Director of Admissions will work with the admissions and recruiting team through the entire prospective student lifecycle from recruiting, marketing and communications, to application submission, application review, decision notification and onboarding, with specific emphasis on admissions activities, application review, and enrollment management technology and data.

Responsibilities:

Admissions:

  • As part of the MPCS application review committee, review and evaluate applications based on defined criteria and provide feedback on candidates to the review committee.
  • Become familiar with feeder schools both domestically and internationally to determine key identifiers for successful MPCS applicants.
  • Coordinate the inflow of applications and ensure all required application documentation has been submitted within established deadlines.
  • Answer prospective student questions via email, in person and on the phone; meet with prospective students as needed.
  • Attend recruiting conferences and events as requested, conduct presentations and online webinars as needed.
  • Explore new avenues for recruiting MPCS students, organize and develop programming for recruiting events.


Operations:
  • Slate leader for the MPCS team responsible for full use of the enrollment management system; take initiative to update functionality and manage continuous improvement to the process.
  • Resolve prospective student inquiries throughout the application submission cycle, troubleshooting application system and submission issues.
  • Lead the annual application update including revising the application as needed.
  • As the MPCS liaison with the Slate team, manage the relationship between MPCS and the Slate technology team and divisional Slate representatives.


Reporting:
  • Responsible for the overall data integrity for the MPCS.
  • Keep admissions reports on key metrics continuously updated.
  • Provide in-depth reporting to MPCS and department leadership as needed.
  • Analyze admissions and enrollment data to assist in determining program targets and goals.
  • Develop and conduct new student survey and analyze and share data with recruiting and marketing team.
  • Develop and conduct other surveys as needed, sharing data with MPCS leadership.


Competencies:
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills required.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to recruiting events.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle high-pressure environment, along with the ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes in technology, software applications, work processes and procedures.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with prospective students, staff, faculty, students and others.


The above job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of the work that will be performed in this position. This is not a complete list of job responsibilities. Work required may evolve over time and may be developed or changed based on the needs of the program and the skills and qualifications of the individual in the position.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field required
  • Master's degree preferred


Experience:
  • A minimum of two to five years of experience in higher education, specifically in an admissions, recruiting, or student affairs role strongly required.
  • Experience using an admissions management system, (i.e., Slate), including communications and reporting tools strongly preferred.
  • Experience evaluating applications strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Specific experience with Excel creating workbooks using formulas and macros to be used for analyzing data strongly preferred.
  • Experience using U of C systems, including AIS, preferred.
  • Experience with survey systems such as Google Forms, Survey Monkey, etc., preferred.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms for marketing and communications preferred.
  • Knowledge of the technology field preferred.


Competencies:
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills required.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to recruiting events.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to handle high-pressure environment, along with the ability to work with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changes in technology, software applications, work processes and procedures.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with prospective students, staff, faculty, students and others.


Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Reference Contact Information (Professional References)

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility
Yes

Pay Frequency
Monthly

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Union
Non-Union

Job is Exempt?
Yes

Drug Test Required?
No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?
No

Health Screen Required?
No

Posting Date
2018-12-04-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2019-06-04-07:00

Posting Statement:

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Posted: 12/5/2018
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