Assistant Director of Admissions

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

Job Description


The Assistant Director of Admissions provides student counseling, project management, and coordination of admissions functions related primarily to the Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics (MQM) program, reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions.  This position works closely with the One-Year Master’s Programs Admissions team to support their efforts in executing on marketing and outreach strategies, counseling prospects/applicants, responding to inquiries, and coordinating interviews and event logistics for the MQM and Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs. S/he also coordinates across the entire Admissions team to provide support for recruitment as needed.


  • Serve as the MQM application read team lead, and manage the MQM admissions committee
  • Track MQM class profile and make up throughout the application cycle and communicate tracking with the Associate Director and Assistant Dean of Admissions
  • Counsel prospective MQM and MMS students and provide information about the program and application process for candidates contacting Fuqua via the MQM Slate inbox, on the phone, or in person  
  • Coordinate logistics for Virtual Information Session events 
  • Manage the Incoming Student Website for updates and as a yield tool
  • Read and evaluate applications for admission and present to the admissions committee for consideration
  • Interview candidates for MQM/MMS
  • Participate in the evaluation of admitted applicants for scholarship consideration and manage scholarship reconsideration process
  • Travel for recruitment purposes, both domestically and internationally 
  • Work with the on-campus event coordinator on the planning and execution of special on-campus programs such Campus Visits, Information Sessions, Interviews and Yield Events related to MQM/MMS
  • Assist in monitoring social media/blogs such as Facebook groups, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Research new sources of leads based on target audience demographics; conduct benchmarking and keep abreast of competitor offerings/promotional tactics to share with Admissions staff and to generate new ideas for outreach and recruitment 
  • Support the coordination and outreach efforts to engage MMS/MQM alumni and students, and involve them in the Admissions process as appropriate
  • Assist the Associate Director of Admissions in the implementation of admissions processes and practices for the MQM and MMS programs 
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required 
  • Admissions, counseling, or corporate recruiting experience highly desirable.
  • 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
  • Familiarity with WebEx, Zoom, or other virtual conferencing systems 
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, Word required
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Detail oriented, driven, self-motivated, and organized; strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential

Requisition Number 401516952
Location Durham
Job Family Level 11
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

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Essential Physical Job Functions:

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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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