Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-07-15
Req: R0024908

The Admissions Department of the School of School of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks a self-motivated, self-directed, and detail-oriented professional to join its admission team as an Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions. As an integral member of the team, you will assist in planning and executing the broad recruitment and enrollment strategy and assist in maintaining the school’s admission platform – and eventual CRM platform -- by developing efficient processes for the team’s robust admission cycle calendar. You must thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Working with the Director of Admission & Financial Aid, the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions plans and implements the School of Data Science recruitment and enrollment strategies for online graduate MSDS students. They Plan and execute recruiting activities and events to attract a strong and diverse inquiry pool of candidates for the online and residential programs. The Assistant Director serves as the primary point of contact for all online prospective inquiries, the SDS registrars office, and the central University admissions office. They manage the School of Data Science CRM platform (Slate), conduct market research, and develop reports to share data with internal and external constituencies. The Assistant Director actively coordinates efforts with other SDS and University Offices, especially the SDS Communications Office, Registrar, and Career Services.

About the School of Data Science at UVA : The School of Data Science (SDS) – UVA’s 12th and first established since 2007 – is positioning the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teach and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. It builds on the foundation set in place at UVA by the Data Science institute (DSI), a pan-University Institute established in 2013 that granted graduate degrees and had a dual mission in education and research. SDS is a school without walls and seeks to establish new and exciting types of relationships inside and outside the university. SDS helps to meet the soaring demand for qualified data science professional in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy. The work crosses disciplines, departments, schools, and colleges to leverage UVA’s combined capabilities in data science, and to create meaningful partnerships with government, corporate, and community partners committed to responsible, collaborative, open, and inclusive data science. The School of Data Science currently offers residential and online master’s degrees in Data Science, an Undergraduate Minor, and is developing curricula to begin offering an Undergraduate Major and a PhD degree soon. Joint MS degree programs are offered with the Darden School of Business, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years of experience in student services
  • The ability to create and maintain organized workflows and processes.
  • The ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.
  • The ability to meet competing deadlines and maintain accuracy.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ease working with students with underrepresented backgrounds in STEM: women, first-generation, underrepresented minorities.
  • Be self-motivated, self-directed, and detail oriented.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Higher Education
  • Previous admission experience and knowledge of the major facets of the admission cycle: recruitment, yield and retention experience.
  • Experience working with financial aid information, CRM systems, and/or Slate.

The Selected candidate will have to successfully complete a background check prior to employment per University policy.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,000 - $56,000


PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0024908".

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, and search for “R0024908

Complete an application online and attach:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in this position and highlighting knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences that support excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion (Inclusive Excellence)

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


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