Associate Director of Admission/Marketing and Communications - Office of Admission-2007976
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.
Carnegie Mellon's Office of Undergraduate Admission is looking for an Associate Director of Admission/Marketing and Communication to support and lead a dynamic and growing team. This is a fast-paced office within a highly selective university, offering a diverse environment and variety in workload. We are looking for someone who will demonstrate strong leadership and relationship building skills, an outgoing and positive approach, excellent communication and organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail.
Core responsibilities will include:
Recruiting and counseling a diverse group of academically and/or artistically qualified student applicants to the university
Counseling prospective students and parents about the financial aid process, determining eligibility for financial aid resources and re-evaluating eligibility based upon university guidelines, as well as counseling students and parents in financial planning options;
Leading a team of admission staff members working through the admission decision making process for one or more of the academic colleges within the university;
Leading the Marketing and Communication team which oversees and implements the Office of Admission's web, print, social media and multimedia-based communication strategy and calendar; and
Function as a key decision-maker in decisions consistent with the university brand and messaging for the prospective student audience, effectively communicating the university's strengths and unique advantages.
Flexibility, adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Undergraduate Admissions. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should be able to travel domestically throughout the year, with it being concentrated most heavily in the fall. You should also be flexible for events that will require some night and weekend hours. Finally, you must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153.
Bachelor's degree is required, Master's degree highly desired
Valid driver's license required
Minimum five years of related experience required (i.e. admissions, financial aid, or higher education)
Demonstrated exceptional editing and writing experience
Demonstrated experience with project management, brand management, and the awareness and ability to manage competing priorities
Experience with social media, multimedia and web-based communication highly desired
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.