Admissions Manager

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jul 15, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10955

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Manages on- and off-campus recruiting activities at a College or unit. 

- Develops and implements marketing strategies and recruitment initiatives

- Manages one or more teams of admissions/recruiting staff, providing supervision, training, and development

- Manages application review processes

- Maintains relationships with selected academic divisions/departments to coordinate recruiting efforts

- Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of enrollment, recruitment, and marketing strategies 

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name:  Admissions Manager


Higher Education Associate




Medgar Evers College (MEC), a nationally recognized leader in urban-serving education, is one of twenty three colleges within the dynamic City University New York (CUNY) System.  Named for the late civil rights leader, Medgar Wiley Evers (1925-1963), the College's mission is to develop and maintain high quality, professional, career-oriented undergraduate degree programs in the context of liberal education.

Located in Central Brooklyn, MEC was established in 1970 with a mandate to meet the educational and social needs of the Central Brooklyn community, currently enrolling 7,000 students in degree programs.  Students represent 105 countries around the world!  MEC students obtain Associate degrees in 8 fields, and Baccalaureate degrees in 18 fields. They are instructed by over 208 Full-time dedicated faculty members who must maintain a portfolio of scholarship and research.  To meet the needs of its students, the College offers courses and programs at various times, is growing their online program offerings, and in offsite locations. The College is committed to a student-centered education and advancing knowledge through scholarly research. 

The Admissions Manager will report to the Admissions Director and will be responsible for the following:
- Serves as Associate Director.
- Assists the Director with developing, implementing, and evaluating recruitment and admissions strategies in accordance with the College's mandate to increase student enrollment.
- Develops, implements, and maintains the admissions office's recruitment plan with the purpose of promoting the College's visibility and general recruitment efforts and accountability.
- Assists the Director in the supervision of all units of the department.
- Collaborates with the Director in the maintenance and development of current and new technology systems.
- Manages the undergraduate application processing unit and related operational aspects of admission procedures.
- Collaborates with Enrollment Management and Office of Institutional Research and Assessment on admissions and college surveys and data reporting.
- Provides leadership and cross-functional training to admissions staff.
- Makes recommendations to hire professional and clerical staff members and prepares annual evaluations.
- Establishes effective working relationships with the Academic Departments, Special Programs, and key administrative offices, community organizations and alumni.
- Participates in College- and University-wide committees related to enrollment strategies.
- Prepares policy and procedures manual for all tasks relating to freshmen, transfer, international students, and all other categories of incoming applicants.
- Assists in the auditing of the Student Information Management Systems (SIMS).
- Represents the College at external meetings as needed.
- Prepares admissions, recruitment, and financial budget related reports.


Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required.


- Master's degree preferred
- Managerial experience overseeing a complex environment, preferably in a higher education setting
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong multitasking skills
- Experience with CUNYfirst and/or PeopleSoft/Oracle systems
- Extensive knowledge of all administrative and operational aspects of an Admissions Office, including recruitment, admission, counseling freshman, transfer, non-degree, and international F/1 students, policies and procedures, transcript evaluation, foreign credential evaluation, records, management, and residency (tuition).
- Training and developing staff of various levels of skill and experience.
- Ability to work evening hours and occasional weekends


Commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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JOB ID: 10955

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August 20, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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