Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Director of Applicant Research and Strategy for Undergraduate Admissions- New Brunswick. Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, the Director of Applicant Research and Strategy directs and manages the production and use of enrollment research and analytics services in order to shape the enrolling class, define parameters and selection criteria for admission, merit-based scholarship awards, honors college and school-based honors programs, etc.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Designs and implements a multi-faceted applicant selection plan that will meet multiple undergraduate enrollment goals for RU-NB, including overall first-year and transfer targets, as well as school-specific targets.
Supervises the day to day work of research managers and analysts, and partnerships with the Office of Institutional Research (as well as partners in information technology) to guide production of effective and useful research/analytics/reporting.
Elevates use of diagnostic, analytics and reporting tools (e.g., Salesforce Einstein, Othot, etc.) to maximize Admissions' understanding of enrollment funnel status and shape the class.
Elucidates predictive and prescriptive data to counsel on appropriate recruitment, marketing and communications tactics for a variety of audiences.
Hosts regular updates during the enrollment cycle with school-based associate deans/liaisons and academic leadership to help monitor/modify enrollment targets based on identified priorities;
Relays scholarship and honors strategies to leadership; advises on necessary course corrections in strategy based changes in market behavior or other internal/external factors throughout the enrollment cycle.
Provides regular progress updates to student services partners to enable appropriate planning.
Works closely with, and provides guidelines to application review team to effectively execute selection strategy and deliver accurate admissions decisions to students.
Develops and delivers a suite of general and custom reports for constituents across the university.
Provides regular reports and projections to enrollment management leadership as needed.
Assists in the development of a data-informed culture.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A minimum of five (5) years of admissions or enrollment management experience with increasing responsibility in a leadership role.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Well versed in the field of admissions, with an understanding of current trends and concerns.
Exceptional understanding of how to effectively utilize data and analytics throughout the admissions cycle for decision-making.
Experience in directing efforts to produce useful analyses for such purposes
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and supervisory skills.
Ability to coach, mentor, and develop others, and foster a collaborative and creative culture in a diverse environment.
Superior multi-tasking and strategic planning abilities.
A minimum of eight (8) years experience is preferred.
Familiarity with Rutgers—New Brunswick academic schools and their varied admissions/enrollment priorities, as well as keen ability to facilitate and balance multiple stakeholder interests.
Posting Number: 20ST1607
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 119449
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.