The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest undergraduate college at Cornell and consists of 4,400 undergraduates, 1,370 graduate students, 685 faculty, 40 academic departments, and 300 staff. The college receives over 20,000 undergraduate applications of admission per year.
The Assistant Director of Admissions plays an integral role in the Office of Admissions of the College of Arts and Sciences (the College), assisting the Director in the creation, implementation, and coordination of programs that will contribute to the College's enrollment goals.
As part of the College's enrollment strategy, the Assistant Director coordinates and executes the selection process for an admissions region for which she/he is responsible. This responsibility includes both first-year and transfer selection, as well as the training and management of seasonal/temporary admissions readers.
The Assistant Director counsels prospective students on how to apply for admission to the College and assists in recruiting applicants to the College. The Assistant Director also participates in the development of information sessions and other communications to promote the College to prospective and admitted students.
Bachelor's degree required; minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in an admissions office or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy with attention to detail, and the ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to respond in a professional manner to all constituents and to work effectively with faculty and senior staff, as well as function as a team player. Demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of integrity in working with faculty, applicants, alumni, advisers, and parents throughout the admissions process. Must possess sound judgment and tact in handling confidential issues in working with faculty, advisers, applicants, students, and administrative staff. Proven ability to function independently and proven record of excellent professional judgment. High level of both verbal and written communication skills, including ability to represent the College of Arts and Sciences in presentations. Must demonstrate working knowledge of word processing, data analysis, and spreadsheet programs. The successful candidate should possess a thorough understanding of, and a deep commitment to, the value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of highly selective admissions process and practices.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. Review of applications will begin immediately with interviews beginning in early to mid-May. We anticipate a mid-June start date. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document before attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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Admissions Associate II
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