The Associate Director of Admissions & Recruiting is responsible for implementing the recruiting and admissions plans for Carlson School’s Master of Science (MS) programs, which include full-time MS in Business Analytics, part-time MS in Business Analytics, MS in Finance, and MS in Supply Chain Management, by attracting high quality candidates to apply to and attend the Carlson School. The position develops and manages campus/class visit program, plans and hosts specialty recruiting events, and coordinates ambassador programs. The position may travel locally, nationally and internationally to recruit prospective students. The position also serves as a high-level advisor to candidates interested in the program, conducting extensive outreach with potential students via phone and email campaigns, meet with walk-in candidates, and respond to general inquiries from prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. The position coordinates MS programs application and interview process, conducts admissions interviews, reviews admissions applications, and provides admissions recommendations. Other tasks include contributing to the planning, implementation and reassessment of the strategic recruitment and admissions plan for the MS programs, and management of specific admissions and recruiting projects and events, Ambassador Programs, Graduate Assistants, as well as support for exploration and launch of potential new Master’s programs etc.
MINIMUM / ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience in higher education admissions, recruiting, student advising, relevant sales experience, or program administration are required. Excellent presentation skills. Proven ability to interact with a diverse clientele is required. Program management experience required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven client relationship building experience, demonstrated work in a professional business setting and experience working and leading in a team environment are required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS / SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Ability to work independently; ability to identify and solve problems; organizational skills
- Ability to work with high-level professionals from external organizations
- Outstanding customer service skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated work in a professional business setting; experience working with adult students
- College student recruiting/advising experience
- Knowledge of computer programs (excel, access, etc.)
- Marketing and/or sales experience
- Proven record of success working in a fast-paced environment.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.