Assistant Director of Admission/Student Recruitment Services, Undergraduate Admission And Student Aid

Carnegie Mellon University • Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Job Function:

Carnegie Mellon University has steadily built upon its foundations of excellence and innovation to become one of America's leading universities. The university's unique approach to education creates leaders and problem solvers for the changing marketplace of today and tomorrow. Carnegie Mellon University's holistic admission process is about more than just admitting a group of students who have the potential to succeed academically; it is about selecting students who will add to the overall community.

In the Office of Undergraduate Admission, we continue to work to recruit and retain such students from diverse backgrounds. We also focus on versatile policies and practices that build a sense of community among people with many backgrounds, skills, and strengths.

Our Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for an Assistant Director of Admission to support a dynamic and growing team. The Admissions office is a fast-paced office within a highly selective university, offering a diverse environment and variety in the workload. We are looking for someone who will demonstrate positive relationship building skills, an outgoing and positive approach, excellent communication and a keen attention to detail. Flexibility and your ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities will be key to success in this role as well.

As an Assistant Director, you will recruit and counsel a diverse group of academically and/or artistically qualified student applicants to the university. You will be part of a team of admission staff members working through the admission decision-making process for one or more of the academic colleges within the university. You will also be a member of the Office of Admission Student Recruitment Services team which is responsible for facilitating meaningful interactions between prospective students and Carnegie Mellon community members. The Student Recruitment Services team coordinates event planning and logistics, oversees the Andrew Ambassador (student employee) program and works with student/alumni volunteers.

You will travel locally and domestically which is concentrated most heavily in the fall, as well as coordinate events which may require some night and weekend hours.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Building and editing promotional content and communication to recruit prospective students

* Counseling prospective students and parents regarding the admission process

* Reviewing, evaluating, and determining qualifications for admission of prospective students

* Counseling prospective students and parents about the financial aid process, financial planning options, determining eligibility for financial aid resources and re-evaluating eligibility based upon university guidelines

* Conducting on-campus and off-campus admission counseling sessions with prospective students and their parents regarding admission

* Presenting and representing the university at programs, high school visits, and college fairs in cities throughout the country and in Pittsburgh

* Attending and preparing for required weekly and seasonal planning meetings. Participating in various seminars and professional conferences to maintain or update needed skills

* Advising and counseling high school counselors, students, and parents who contacts the admission office with specific concerns or questions

Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree is required

* All background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153

* Minimum one year of related experience required

* Valid driver's license required

* Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required

Are you interested in this dynamic work challenge with our Admissions Office? Please apply.

More Information:

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

FT/PT Status: Full TimeOrganization: UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION & STUDENT AIDMinimal Education Level Bachelor's Degree or equivalentSalary: $47,500Description:

Carnegie Mellon University has steadily built upon its foundations of excellence and innovation to become one of America's leading universities. The university's unique approach to education creates leaders and problem solvers for the changing marketplace of today and tomorrow. Carnegie Mellon University's holistic admission process is about more than just admitting a group of students who have the potential to succeed academically; it is about selecting students who will add to the overall community.

In the Office of Undergraduate Admission, we continue to work to recruit and retain such students from diverse backgrounds. We also focus on versatile policies and practices that build a sense of community among people with many backgrounds, skills, and strengths.

Our Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for an Assistant Director of Admission to support a dynamic and growing team. The Admissions office is a fast-paced office within a highly selective university, offering a diverse environment and variety in the workload. We are looking for someone who will demonstrate positive relationship building skills, an outgoing and positive approach, excellent communication and a keen attention to detail. Flexibility and your ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities will be key to success in this role as well.

As an Assistant Director, you will recruit and counsel a diverse group of academically and/or artistically qualified student applicants to the university. You will be part of a team of admission staff members working through the admission decision-making process for one or more of the academic colleges within the university. You will also be a member of the Office of Admission Student Recruitment Services team which is responsible for facilitating meaningful interactions between prospective students and Carnegie Mellon community members. The Student Recruitment Services team coordinates event planning and logistics, oversees the Andrew Ambassador (student employee) program and works with student/alumni volunteers.

You will travel locally and domestically which is concentrated most heavily in the fall, as well as coordinate events which may require some night and weekend hours.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Building and editing promotional content and communication to recruit prospective students

* Counseling prospective students and parents regarding the admission process

* Reviewing, evaluating, and determining qualifications for admission of prospective students

* Counseling prospective students and parents about the financial aid process, financial planning options, determining eligibility for financial aid resources and re-evaluating eligibility based upon university guidelines

* Conducting on-campus and off-campus admission counseling sessions with prospective students and their parents regarding admission

* Presenting and representing the university at programs, high school visits, and college fairs in cities throughout the country and in Pittsburgh

* Attending and preparing for required weekly and seasonal planning meetings. Participating in various seminars and professional conferences to maintain or update needed skills

* Advising and counseling high school counselors, students, and paren

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