Department: Kellogg Admissions and Fin Aid Salary/Grade: EXS/10
Admissions & Enrollment
Participate in all aspects of the selection process for the Full-Time MBA program, including interviewing candidates, evaluating applications, and delivering decisions.
Responsible for FT responsibilities for URM populations; work with a cross-functional group of Kellogg administrators to support and drive diversity admissions initiatives
Continually assess current state of diversity recruitment and retention across all MBA Programs and use those assessments to propose and develop new initiatives for FT, PT and Executive MBA Programs. Research best practices in diversity initiatives.
Plan, organize and drive domestic and or international events and activities to attract and yield prospective students.
Manage ongoing one-on-one contact with prospective students via in person interactions, and phone and email correspondence to respond to program inquiries and provide support throughout the application process
Recruitment Strategy & Execution
Develop recruiting strategies targeting diverse and multi-cultural populations
Manage the Kellogg Admissions Champions for both the E&W and EMBA programs. Responsible for ensuring outreach strategies, events and communication plans are executed and that prospective students have direct line to Admissions Champions. Provide coaching and leadership to ensure goals and objectives are being met
Develop recruiting strategies targeting diverse and multi-cultural populations for the Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs. Drive the execution of these strategies.
Develop recruiting strategies and represent Kellogg to build LGBTQ+ population
Lead and influence student life clubs; serve as internal advisor for affinity clubs (ABC, BMA, HMA and P@K) on admissions events as well as events to build awareness to the Kellogg community.
Build communication plans for affinity clubs to work with prospective, admitted and accepted students; lead diversity strategy and activities
Diversity and Inclusion
Serve on D&I council to foster a greater sense of inclusion in our student body as well as administration.
Create, develop and deliver diversity content for a variety of stakeholders including staff, students and leadership. Responsible for developing and delivering content to facilitate D&I sessions for all program needs to include CIM (E&W, MSMS), Degree Operations needs, various student activities, YALI Program etc.
Act as thought partner to the Director, Student Strategic Experience. Collaborate and partner on student diversity initiatives, focusing on strategy and execution. Provide recommendations that influence and shape senior leadership decision making on diversity initiatives.
Partner on LEAD Program. Work to ensure program is run properly and build an affinity to NU and Kellogg with the participants. Collaborates with both internal and external partners to achieve goals and desired outcomes.
Budget Oversight & Resource Allocation
Responsible for budget oversight and resource allocation
Responsible for overseeing the successful management of operating budget; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds.
Oversee scholarship activities including candidate selection, communications, and allocation tracking
Strong commitment to enhancing multiculturalism within Kellogg
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with evidence of strong cross-cultural communication skills, co-curricular programming talents and understanding of underrepresented student group development
Ability to relate effectively with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public, particularly around sensitive issues of diversity and inclusion
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals who are different from her himself and commitment to cultural pluralism
Knowledge of student activities and multicultural affairs best practices
Comfort with speaking and presenting to large groups
Commitment to customer service
Quality-driven, results-focused approach to work, and a strong attention to detail
Passion for team-based work with clear dedication for fostering positive, collegial relationships
Strong sense of initiative with good judgment on when to work independently and involve team as needed
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize competing tasks and projects within dynamic, changing environment
Mature professional with executive presence
Competency in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Willing and able to travel and work evening and weekends during peak periods as necessary
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Excellent Communication Skills
Planning & Organizing
Master's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Major field of study in education, student development, counseling, the social or behavioral sciences, or liberal arts.
Admissions or higher education experience.
Fluency in more than one language (speak, read, write).
Experience interacting with senior executives.
Strong analytical skills.
Savvy with technology and systems.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40861
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.