1) As a key member of the MBA Admissions team, the Associate Director will be responsible for recruiting, evaluating, and yielding highly selective candidates to the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA programs.
2) Adept at using data and metrics to make informed recommendations and decisions as well as cultivating relationships with prospective students, alumni and members of the University of Chicago community.
3) Develop relationships with and advise prospective students via phone, email and in-person meetings throughout the application process and facilitate personal connections between students, alumni, and prospective students.
4) Continually improve processes associated with these activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction.
5) Recruit qualified prospects into the applicant pool through Booth hosted events including, but not limited to, information sessions, lunch and learns, networking events and dinners/receptions across North America.
6) Represent Booth at MBA Fairs and Forums and continue engagement with prospects from these events.
7) Take ownership of any special recruitment events as needed.
8) Oversee recruitment through matriculation for specialized programs such as Chicago Business Fellows (early career candidates), Civic Scholars (government or non-profit), military and female applicants.
9) Present at information sessions and other events including, but not limited to lunch and learns, corporate visits and dinners/receptions across North America.
10) Serve as a key member in all aspects of the application review process including evaluating applications, maintaining applicant pools, formulating recommendations on suitability of applicants, releasing decisions and interviewing candidates as needed.
11) Execute recruiting and yield events and contribute to new ideas, best practices and efforts to attract and yield top candidates to the program.
12) Utilize data and reports to identify trends and identify improvement opportunities; benchmark Chicago Booth programs and events against similar competitors and make recommendations on ways to enhance Chicago Boothâ™s programming and outreach.
13) Collaborate with the full and part-time admissions team to support important initiatives and challenges that impact all MBA Programs.Â Â
1) Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and CRM systems.
2) Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills (presenting to large audiences), as well as organizational skills.
3) Work independently with little supervision; possess a self-motivated disposition; identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes.
4) Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, exercising good judgment and persuasion skills.
5) Manage a large book of business including maintaining and developing relationships with prospective students.
6) Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously, exercise good judgement and work under pressure during seasonal high volume.
7) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students (prospective, current and alumni), faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
8) Professional demeanor, including tact, confidentiality, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach.
9) Willing and able to work evenings and Saturdays, including overnight travel.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
1) Work the following schedules: 9:30 a.m. â“ 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, as the regular schedule; two-three late night weeknight events per month to cover admissions events; three-four Saturdays per quarter to cover admissions events.
1) Masterâ™s degree.
1) A minimum of four years of experience in sales, admissions or higher education.
2) Slate experience.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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