Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Albany, NY - Posted on: Monday 05/23/16

Description

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy seeks a Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions to manage the College's graduate recruitment efforts and admissions process.  

The Director will be charged with leading the College's recruitment efforts and promoting the College to prospective students. The main objective of this position is to increase graduate enrollment at Rockefeller College, with a focus on increasing the number of graduate student applications across all graduate programs, increasing the yield percentage of applicants, and effectively coordinating and managing the admissions process.

To meet these objectives, the Director will be expected to manage the recruitment and enrollment for all of Rockefeller College's graduate programs.  This includes working in conjunction with the communications and marketing team on the preparation and design of promotional materials; coordination of digital marketing efforts, including search engine marketing and online advertisements; participation in recruitment fairs; coordination of prospective student open houses, information sessions, campus visits, and new student orientations; management of communications with prospective and admitted students; preparation of yield and enrollment reports; and the design and implementation of surveys to determine why some admitted applicants do not choose to attend Rockefeller College.  The successful candidate will also supervise the student admissions process, which includes the review and routing of graduate applications; participation in the faculty committee process; and ensuring continued contact with admitted students.  In addition, the Director will work as part of a team to administer and manage assistantships and scholarships, with overall responsibility for the coordination of student assistantships and tuition scholarships for incoming students.  The incumbent will be responsible for the supervision of one professional staff person and two graduate assistants.

Seasonal overnight travel, as well as occasional evenings and weekends, will be required.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Professional experience in higher education administration in an admissions, enrollment management, or student services capacity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with colleagues and constituents in a diverse community
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan and manage short and long-term projects
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Availability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicable professional Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Experience with student information system software such as Banner, Peoplesoft, or Oracle
  • Experience using a Customer Relationship Management tool (such as Hobsons Radius) for prospect and enrollment management
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and/or Microsoft Publisher
  • Supervisory experience

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Senior Staff Assistant, SL-3

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=70353

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

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Closing date for receipt of applications: June 16, 2016