Associate Director of Admission for Communications and Operations

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Associate Director of Admission for Communications and Operations
Undergraduate Admissions: Financial Aid Office: Visitor Information Services, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 7513
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: I
Requisition ID: 94399

The Office of Undergraduate Admission assembles a freshman class of 1,700 students and a transfer class of approximately 25-40 students each year. We strive to build a class that cuts across a number of dimensions to add to a rich and diverse undergraduate educational experience for everyone. We believe that a student body that is both highly qualified and diverse in terms of culture, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, background, work and life experiences, skills and interests Is essential to the educational process and will provide additional contributions and dimensions to the Stanford community.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission seeks an Associate Director who, under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Admission for Communications and Operations, will assist in the development and implementation of strategies to conduct outreach and enroll students. The Associate Director will independently administer, implement, and interpret university and/or department admission policies and procedures.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Reading, evaluating, recommending, and advocating to the Admission Committee on which undergraduate applicants to consider for admission based on current university priorities.
  • Developing and implementing programs and strategies for recruitment of top students, bearing primary responsibility for a specific area of focus (e.g., conducting data-driven territory outreach analysis and developing formal travel and outreach proposals).
  • Developing and delivering outreach programs in local, national and international communities, conducting informational meetings and responding to questions regarding admission and the student experience at Stanford.
  • Developing programs and efforts to cultivate and maintain relationships with secondary personnel, professional organizations, students, parents and alumni.
  • Analyzing needs, developing and managing admission programs and processes (e.g., managing programs and processes in Slate including Deliver, Queries, Reports, various specialized workflows, and the Slate Reader; leading and managing final transcript review for admitted/enrolling students and managing the transcript review team; partnering with operations colleagues on innovating in Slate and leveraging the platform).
  • May conduct quantitative analyses of admission data (e.g., sourcing and analyzing large data sets in Excel, Slate, and Business Intelligence programs).
  • Serving as a public relations and information resource to prospective applicants, secondary personnel, professional organizations, students, parents and alumni, representing University at activities and events, meetings, committees and conferences (e.g., writing and editing communications that range from emails and letters to website content, managing communications projects).
  • Leading project and affinity teams as assigned.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising part-time seasonal readers and other staff. Serve as a model and mentor for new and junior-level admission officers.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

In addition, requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree and 3 years (Master's degree and 4-5 years preferred) of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • 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.Demonstrated presentation skills.
  • Evidence of program planning and management skills.
  • Slate experience highly desirable.

*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*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 his or her job.

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

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

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