Cornell University Assistant Director of Admissions, SC Johnson College of Business in Ithaca, New York
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Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is composed of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the Nolan School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw-within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.
Our Admissions team plays a critical role in the success of the College through recruiting and engaging with high quality candidates for our undergraduate and specialized professional master's programs. This year the programs our team supports will attract approximately 10,000 applications, yielding 900 students to Cornell. This team is composed of energetic, collaborative, and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about recruiting, admitting and yielding top-tier students to our programs.
The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business currently seeks an experienced and service-oriented professional in the role of Assistant Director of Admissions. The Assistant Director of Admissions oversees and executes our College's transfer recruitment and yield strategies to build its pool of diverse, qualified applicants, and participates in review and selection for its undergraduate (Dyson School and Nolan School) programs.
Main responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Admissions include:
Primary responsibility for transfer recruitment, communication and yield, including communication plans and events (virtual and in-person).
Cultivating and nurturing transfer pathways with community college partners.
Performing all recruitment and application review activities, including planning and participating in information sessions (virtual and in-person), meeting with and advising prospective applicants and their families, occasional recruitment travel, evaluating applications from an assigned regional territory, providing input and recommending admission decisions, and providing guidance to applicants following notification.
Overseeing the Early Credential Review evaluations.
Managing a team of seasonal application readers, including hiring and training as well as assisting in the supervision of student employees and student transfer mentors.
Representing our College in organizations catering to high school and college students interested in business.
Providing high level support to the Executive Director of Admissions and Associate Director of Admissions
Interacting with all segments of the college and university (faculty, student services, UAO, marketing and communication, others).
Occasional scheduled travel may be required & occasional scheduled evening and weekend work is expected at certain times of year
Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
2-3 years of experience working in selective admissions.
Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage effectively with multiple stakeholders.
Strong interpersonal skills with a service orientated, collaborative mindset.
Social media experience, ideally in professional context.
Analytical thinker and problem solver who possesses sound judgement and maintains confidentiality and discretion.
Strong technical aptitude - Microsoft Office, Excel, Zoom, databases, CRM and related systems.
Energetic, seeks to take initiative and work with enthusiasm.
Organized, has the ability to plan and work per a schedule/calendar, handle multiple tasks, and complete tasks within time constraints.
Ability to travel occasionally, and to organize travel.
Second language fluency (including writing and speaking), especially Spanish or Mandarin
Experience in: Customer service; Higher Education; Professional sales, marketing, communications; Event planning; Hospitality or related field; University admissions or communications.
Experience with Slate or other admissions software, CRM systems.
Special consideration given to students who completed undergraduate or graduate studies at Cornell University.
Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:
This position is full-time, based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits. This position is also eligible for a hybrid remote work arrangement throughout the year and has flexibility to also start fully remote. Relocation assistance is available for this position. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Cornell's key benefits include:
Health Care - Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options - This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
Retirement Plans - Employees are eligible for the 403(b)College and University Retirement Plan
Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.
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University Job Title:Admissions Associate II
Job Family:Student Services
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Leanna Caloras
Number of Openings:0
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Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Unique applicable skills.
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