1) The Associate Director, Enrollment Management Recruitment for University of Chicago Professional Education (UCPE) will serve as a key team member in securing high quality candidates for the graduate professional programs supported by UCPE.
2) The role includes core admissions activities such as recruiting, interviewing, evaluating and yielding prospective students while also maintaining a focus on leading and driving strategic initiatives.
3) Serve as a thought leader to help design, plan, execute, and launch continuous efforts to meet enrollment targets while maintaining and improving the competitiveness of the represented programs.
4) Manage ongoing one-on-one contact with prospective students via in person interactions, phone and email correspondence to respond to program inquiries and provide support throughout the application process. Â
5) Represent the University of Chicago, including its brand and culture, at all times; serve as a UChicago ambassador through all interactions with prospective students and key stakeholders (current students, staff, faculty, University partners, alumni, etc).
6) Participate in developing and delivering recruitment plans with the overall goal of securing the target quality and quantity of new students; run and analyze reports, notice trends, and identify improvement opportunities.
7) Plan and drive recruiting and yield events; engage in relevant outreach; contribute to discussions of best practices in attracting, evaluating and yielding right students for the University of Chicago; own successful delivery of special events.
8) Collaborate with fellow enrollment management team members and the Director of Enrollment Management to support key initiatives and to contribute to the strategic goals of University of Chicago Professional Education.
9) Work with cross-functional departments (Marketing Communications, UChicago Grad) to drive and execute various strategic initiatives (outreach, scholarships, class visits, etc).
10) Assist with other projects, administrative duties and initiatives as assigned.
11) Supervise up to 3 direct reports.
1) Strong familiarity with admissions operations best practices.
2) Willing and able to travel, travel 25% with reliable transportation and work evening and weekends as necessary.
3) Problem-solve with minimal direction and exercise good judgment in key-decision making.
4) Deliver high-quality work under pressure and thrive in a high-performing team environment.
5) Strong business and financial acumen and project management.
6) Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing tasks and projects within dynamic, changing environment; work on multiple projects and manage day-to-day tasks effectively and professionally.
7) Comfort with speaking and presenting to large groups.
8) Commitment to customer service.
9) Think strategically and execute tactically.
10) Quality-driven, results-focused approach to work, and a strong attention to detail.
11) Passion for team-based work with clear dedication for fostering positive, collegial relationships.
12) Strong sense of initiative with good judgment on when to work independently and involve team as needed.
13) Excellent interpersonal skills and superior oral and written communication skills.
14) Competent in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
1) Bachelor's degree in related field.
2) Master's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
1) Strong analytical skills.
2) Savvy with technology and systems including CRM.
3) Admissions or higher education experience.
4) Experience with recruiting, talent development or talent evaluation.
5) Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 3-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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