Associate Director, Admissions

Connecticut, United States
29 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reports to the Managing Director of Admissions. As a core member of the professional admissions team, plans and participates in the recruitment, selection and attraction of the strongest possible student body for Yale SOM. Leads the development and implementation of initiatives that fall within the Associate Director’s specific areas of responsibility. Supports management of data and analytics for reporting and for developing admissions strategy. Review and evaluate applications to the MBA program and present candidates to the other members of the Admissions Committee. (All committee members are professional admissions staff.)  Contribute informed opinions with regard to applicants’ final decisions. Interview and provide guidance and counseling to prospective students. Represent Yale SOM by speaking at events and interacting with prospective applicants. Manage and direct the overall efforts of the Admissions Office as they relate to a specific substantive coverage area: data and evaluation. Maintain key admissions data to enable effective and efficient monitoring within an application season and analysis across application seasons. Develop new and proactive ideas/programs for this area, assess for integration with the office’s overall strategy, and determine and identify appropriate staff participation for implementation and ongoing management of new programs.

In conjunction with the senior Admissions staff, set the school’s and office’s strategic vision as it relates to the substantive coverage area. May supervise the daily activities of full-time and casual C&T staff and coordinate work with other M&P staff as they relate to the specific substantive coverage area. Design and implement innovative projects based on the needs of the admissions office. May be assigned to serve on key committees and to other projects or initiatives.

The following Essential Duties are generic in nature; the information contained in this Position Focus is most relevant to this position.

Essential Duties

  1. Evaluates all admissions applications, interviews prospective applicants, and independently assesses each application against a variety of factors, including the applicant’s strength, weaknesses and potential contribution to the Yale community. Determines applicant’s standing within local, national and international applicant pools.
  2. Analyzes and independently assesses overall records to determine if applicants are appropriate for admissions committee review.
  3. Presents applicant recommendations to admissions committee. Briefs admissions committee about applicants and about schools and geographical regions as they relate to evaluation of applicant files. Determines which applicants will be waitlisted.
  4. Develops public presentations designed to promote Yale to prospective applicants.
  5. Provides guidance and counseling to prospective students.
  6. Coordinates alumni recruiting activities in assigned geographical areas.
  7. Serves as a liaison with organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process.
  8. Plans and drives recruiting and yield events and engages in corporate outreach with key industries and key partners.
  9. Works collaboratively with colleagues within the school and across Yale, as well as other key constituents, to develop and implement strategies related to relevant geographical regions and professional industries.
  10. Manages admissions efforts as they relate to a particular substantive area such as diversity, communications, recruiting, operations, and technology. Provides strategic vision as it relates to this area. Compiles key admissions data, analyzes trends and outcomes, and recommends new approaches and strategies.
  11. May perform other duties assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and four years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to initiate programmatic and individual activities while functioning in a team setting. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong analytical and technical skills, including ability to work with advanced MS Office/Excel, complex databases and spreadsheets.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Exceptional oral and written communication skills required to interact effectively with a range of internal and external constituencies.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Superior interpersonal skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to travel, both domestic and international.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

MBA or other advanced degree. Four years of experience in higher education or a field consistent with career paths of management student. Proficiency with statistical methods and software. Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions, and fluency in more than one language.

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Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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