We are seeking a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions who serves on the recruitment team within the Office of Admissions at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Reporting to the Director of Recruitment, this position collaborates with Admissions leadership to design, implement, and manage new and existing recruitment strategies in support of annually established enrollment goals. As a subject matter expert, the Senior Assistant director provides advice and mentorship to the Admissions staff in a specific area of expertise and has additional, specific job responsibilities related to that area of expertise. The Sr. Assistant Director manages an assigned geographic recruitment territory requiring intermittent domestic and international travel and serves as the primary recruiter for an assigned group of MBA and/or MS candidates. This position requires a team-oriented approach, an appreciation for innovation in recruitment and best practices in Admissions, and strong customer service orientation.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Student Recruitment (50%)
Serve as a member of the MBA recruitment team.
Implement domestic and international recruitment strategy to achieve student recruitment goals across full-time MBA and any other assigned programs.
Collaborate with Admissions enrollment team to develop and implement yield management plans to convert admitted candidates to enrolled students with the goal of increasing yield and reducing melt.
Work collaboratively with the admissions team, faculty, staff, and administration in addressing outreach and recruitment issues and opportunities for meeting enrollment goals.
Provide and analyze data and prepare reports in to evaluate recruitment strategies.
Based on annual recruitment plans and assigned territories, work with the Director of Recruitment to set recruitment events schedule each semester.
Manage a recruitment territory, set goals for that territory, and attend and host events within said territory.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge on all Johns Hopkins Carey Business School degree programs, application procedures, and scholarship opportunities.
Advise prospective students in assigned areas/program(s) and provide personalized service throughout all stages of the enrollment funnel.
Leadership & Management (25%)
Provide management and oversight for assigned projects and project-based teams within the recruitment function.
Assist the Director of Recruitment in providing ongoing in-house training and professional development. Develop session topics and materials for such events.
Work closely with Director of Recruitment and other team members on development of annual recruitment plans.
Specified responsibilities include at least two of the following:
Manage Admissions Office participation in external recruitment events (MBA fairs, one-on-one interview events, graduate fairs, etc), both in-person and virtual. Work with Director of Recruitment on proper mix of events within budget, staffing schedules, and necessary collateral (physical and digital).
Serve as the functional lead for onboarding new recruitment staff; organizing onboarding schedules and training activities.
Manage the selection process for the Carey Business Fellowship and work with Student Life to support programming and engagement opportunities for current Carey Business Fellows.
Serve as primary Admissions liaison with Carey's Alumni Relations team. Develop and support strategies to involve Carey alumni in recruitment activities.
Serve as primary Admissions representative on Carey's Corporate Relations Committee. Develop and support strategies to advance Admissions involvement with target corporate partners.
Admissions Decisions (25%)
Ensure timely and effective compilation of materials for admission committee review.
Interview full-time MBA and other Master's degree candidates based on program requirements, review applicant files, and recommend acceptance or denial based upon admissions criteria.
Serve as a back-up application reader for specialized master's programs as necessary.
Make scholarship recommendations.
Ensure accurate and timely entry of admission committee decisions and scholarship awards into Slate.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university required.
Five years of related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
Demonstrated track record in meeting recruitment goals in an educational or other related environment.
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Master's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university strongly preferred.
3-5 years of related experience in higher education student recruitment and admissions preferred, experience within an AACSB-accredited business school strongly preferred.
Previous experience with Slate preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent sales ability; must be able to recruit in highly competitive market.
Requires a high degree of professionalism.
Knowledge of higher education student recruitment events, especially at the graduate level.
Knowledge of emerging technologies to support admissions and student recruitment.
Exceptional public speaking, verbal, and written communication skills; with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all organizational levels, and with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic constituents.
Strong customer service skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and build solid working relationships with the admissions team, faculty, staff, administration, and outside corporate partners.
Proven ability to assess priorities, with the ability to respond quickly to changing needs and to balance competing responsibilities.
Must understand how data is used to manage the prospect funnel from inquiry through enrolled student.
Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills.
Strong attention to details.
Ability to work independently, both on- and off-site.
Ability to travel domestically on a regular basis and internationally on an occasional basis.
Evening and/or weekend work required.
Classified Title: Sr. Admissions Officer Working Title: Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8:30-5 Monday through Friday with some evenings and weekends to support recruiting events Exempt Status: Exempt Location: JH at Harbor East Department name: Admissions Personnel area: Carey Business School
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