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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Assistant Dean for Admissions – EMBA and Master’s Degrees
Level 15

The Assistant Dean will lead the team effort to market, recruit and select students for the following 8-degree programs: Weekend Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, MMS: FOB, MMS: DKU, MQM:BA, MsQM: BA, BAA and HA. The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean for Admissions. The Assistant Dean works closely with each Program Team and is responsible for all aspects of the admissions recruitment and enrollment plans for the designated programs.

• Develop, and oversee the execution of a strategic marketing, communications and recruitment plan that will ensure full enrollment in Fuqua's EMBA, and residential and online master’s degree programs.
• Build and manage the annual operating budget of the Office of Admissions for Fuqua's EMBA and residential and online master’s degree programs.
• Oversee the establishment of application policies and procedures and coordinate the proper evaluation of applicants serving as a liaison between admissions staff and other members of the school
• Set targets and goals for evaluation, admission, and yield across EMBA and residential and online master’s degree programs, and monitor goal progression throughout the year
• Work with Associate Dean and Assistant Deans to set scholarship strategy. Manage the allocation of scholarships across EMBA and residential and online master’s degree programs
• Work with the Assistant Dean for Admissions and Associate Director of Data Analytics to leverage qualitative and quantitative data to inform recruitment and yield strategies
• Manage two direct reports and 6 indirect reports. Select a professional and support staff (full-time and part-time) and supervise training, orientation, and professional development.
• Provide leadership in the development of all admissions literature as well as other marketing and advertising materials.
• Lead market research and competitive benchmarking to inform strategies and tactics for recruitment and yield.
• Constantly review and analyze the effectiveness of all phases of the operation and revise as necessary.
• Collaborate with internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, alumni, prospective students, and potential sponsors to engage them and effect recruitment outcomes.
• Represent Fuqua brand in a speaking capacity at on- and off-campus events, and in other matters pertaining to recruitment and admissions for these programs.
• Participate, as needed, in the general functions of the office – student interviews, campus visitations, information sessions, travel, etc.
• Dedication to the mission of the school and to strengthening the school’s relationships with the internal and external community is essential to the success of the individual and the department.
• Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Admissions.
• Assist with the NKU relationship within Admissions (directly or indirectly); traveling abroad 1-3 times per year to provide consulting services

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires a Bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree with an MBA or Master’s in Counseling or Higher Education highly desirable.


• Minimum of 6 years' work experience required. A master's degree in a business-related field may be substituted for 2 years of experience.
• Previous management experience required
• Must have the ability to practice “state-of-the-art” marketing and recruitment strategies.
• Ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, and experience working with excel required
• Effective planning and excellent organizational and managerial skills required.
• Must have a good understanding of database enrollment management techniques.
• Must have polished writing and speaking skills and genuinely enjoy practicing both.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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