Assistant Director of Admission/Marketing and Communications - Undergraduate Admission and Student Aid-2007219
Carnegie Mellon University has steadily built upon its foundations of excellence and innovation to become one of America's leading universities. The university's unique approach to education creates leaders and problem solvers for the changing marketplace of today and tomorrow. Carnegie Mellon University's holistic admission process is about more than just admitting a group of students who have the potential to succeed academically; it is about selecting students who will add to the overall community.
In the Office of Undergraduate Admission, we continue to work to recruit and retain such students from diverse backgrounds. We also focus on versatile policies and practices that build a sense of community among people with many backgrounds, skills, and strengths.
Our Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for an Assistant Director of Admission to support a dynamic and growing team. The Admissions office is a fast-paced office within a highly selective university, offering a diverse environment and variety in the workload. We are looking for someone who will demonstrate positive relationship building skills, an outgoing and positive approach, excellent communication and a keen attention to detail. Flexibility and your ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities will be key to success in this role as well.
As an Assistant Director, you will recruit and counsel a diverse group of academically and/or artistically qualified student applicants to the university. You will be part of a team of admission staff members working through the admission decision-making process for one or more of the academic colleges within the university. You will also be a member of the Office of Admission Marketing and Communication team which develops and edits content and communications.
You will travel locally and domestically which is concentrated most heavily in the fall, as well as coordinate events which may require some night and weekend hours.
Your responsibilities will include :
Building and editing promotional content and communication to recruit prospective students
Interviewing and counseling prospective students and parents regarding the admission process
Reviewing, evaluating, and determining qualifications for admission of prospective students
Counseling prospective students and parents about the financial aid process, financial planning options, determining eligibility for financial aid resources and re-evaluating eligibility based upon university guidelines
Conducting on-campus and off-campus interviews with prospective students and their parents regarding admission
Presenting and representing the university at programs, high school visits, and college fairs in cities throughout the country and in Pittsburgh
Attending and preparing for required weekly and seasonal planning meetings. Participating in various seminars and professional conferences to maintain or update needed skills
Advising and counseling high school counselors, students, and parents who contacts the admission office with specific concerns or questions
Bachelor's degree is required
All background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153
Minimum one year of related experience required
Valid driver's license required
Experience with social media, multimedia and web-based communication preferred
Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required
Are you interested in this dynamic work challenge with our Admissions Office? Please apply.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.