Assistant Director, Admissions

North Carolina, United States
26 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description


Participate in a team effort to market, recruit, select and yield students for Duke University’s online (Masters of Quantitative Management) MQM programs. Provide administrative management and coordination for admissions functions, reporting to the Director of Admissions.  Assist with recruitment, selection and yield efforts of other Fuqua programs as needed, primarily Fuqua’s two other working professional programs.


  • Assist the Assistant Dean of Admissions and the Senior Associate Dean for Digital Education in the implementation of admissions processes for the MQM: Health Analytics program and future MQM online programs
  • Work with key third-party vendors to coordinate marketing and recruitment
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special on-campus and off-campus events such as Open Houses, Information Sessions, and Yield Events
  • Provide relevant content, related to MQM online program, to support the upkeep and management of the Incoming Student Website for updates and as a yield tool 
  • Monitor social media such as Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, industry blogs etc.
  • Maintain relationships with students and alumni and involve them in the Admissions process as appropriate
  • Track class profile and make up throughout the application cycle, using admissions data to measure and analyze results, and communicate progress with Director of Admissions
  • Interview candidates for admission
  • Travel for recruitment purposes, both domestically and internationally
  • Read and evaluate applications for admission and present to the admissions committee for consideration
  • Counsel prospective students on the admissions process
  • Participate in the evaluation of admitted applicants for scholarship consideration
  • Assist with the review and evaluation of applicants to other programs as needed and time permits
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required 
  • Admissions, counseling, marketing, or corporate recruiting experience highly desirable
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally for recruiting purposes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be very comfortable in a highly computerized environment, including database management, electronic bulletin boards and e-mail. 
  • Excel and Powerpoint skills are desired.
  • Strong communication, consultative selling, interpersonal and team skills are essential

Requisition Number 401514368
Location Durham
Job Family Level 11
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. 

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.


Work generally requires two years experience in personnel, college or university administration, or a related field to acquire skills necessary to provide program management, advising and general administrative support OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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