The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw--both within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell delivers educational programming across seven different MBA programs with the intent of developing highly successful and ethical business leaders of the future. Relying on the pillars of performance learning, a collaborative community and Cornell's vast connections, the Johnson faculty produce students equipped to excel in the current cross-functional, collaborative, digital economy.
The Admissions Officer, with general guidance from the Director of Operations, will focus on preliminary candidate evaluation for both residential MBA programs. Responsibilities will include reading applicant materials, conducting interviews, and making initial recommendations to Admissions Committee comprised of senior colleagues within the Admissions Office. Additionally, the Admissions Officer will be responsible for the daily management of the residential admissions web presence. These responsibilities will include curating and maintaining the residential admissions website and events pages, monitoring and updating external web content to promote Johnson's various programs, and collaborating with various school partners to enhance our online presence.
The Admissions Officer will serve as a communications and event liaison to our multi-school event group. This will include coordinating online event registrations and event waitlists, monitor email for our multi-school event group, and implementing pre and post event communications. This role is responsible for co-hosting our bi-monthly Ask Admissions webinar series.
Seasonal evening and weekend hours will be required.
Key responsibilities of this position consist of:
Review applicant materials and evaluate academic credentials, work experience, leadership ability, and other criteria against established thresholds for admittance
Interview prospective students
Provide recommendations to Admissions Committee following preliminary review and interview; respond to committee inquiries for additional information
Possess basic knowledge and understanding of Executive MBA, Cornell Tech MBA, and Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA programs
Manage updates to the Johnson Admissions website and collaborate with appropriate Admissions and Marketing colleagues to ensure content relevancy and accuracy; monitor performance metrics and provide recommendations regarding improvement
Coordinate with Recruiting Event Coordinator to obtain all relevant event details and ensure consistent messaging internally and externally across all affiliate organization websites: GMAC, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Forte Foundation, Reaching Out MBA, BusinessWeek, TopMBA, MBA.com, etc.
Collaborate with schools, offices, and departments across the university for all website-related projects on behalf of residential admissions
Serve as back-up for creating and sending admissions email communications through the office's marketing and lead generation tool, Pardot
Online Event Coordination:
Co-host bi-monthly Ask Admissions chats; develop innovative series and content to enhance prospective student offerings through online platforms
Serve as multi-school event coordinator; monitor multi-school email account and coordinate logistics across member schools
Create multi-school event registrations, monitor event waitlists, update event venues and details; create and facilitate communications
Provide support for virtual initiatives including online information sessions as well as on-campus hosting events
* Relocation assistance and visa sponsorship are not available for this position
Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree with two to five years of admissions experience. A successful candidate will anticipate the needs of applicants aligned with the goals of the office, and think critically and creatively about process solutions and application management. S/he must take initiative on issues, pay close attention to detail, employ good judgment and decision making abilities, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to work under pressure to meet time sensitive deadlines. Candidate must demonstrate mastery of technologies including but not limited to: Salesforce, PeopleSoft, Image Now, Linvio, Sumo, and Microsoft Suite.
Knowledge of the admissions process particularly in a graduate school setting is a plus. Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Student Affairs, or Higher Education Administration preferred.
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