Assistant Director of Admissions
Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, Office of Admissions, to serve as a key member of the process team, leading major components of MIT’s admissions process. Will work under the direction of the associate director of admissions/director of selection to liaise with MIT’s Department of Athletics; develop and maintain high-level relationships with relevant stakeholders and collaborate with other senior program managers at MIT as appropriate; and review and select undergraduate applicants with a full admissions case load and actively participate in the admissions selection committee. Other duties will include several weeks of national and local travel to recruit students and meet with alumni/ae, and assisting with other recruitment and yield activities as needed.
REQUIRED: a bachelor's degree; at least three related years’ experience; excellent public speaking, communication, interpersonal, organizational, project management, analytical, and strategic thinking skills; experience working collaboratively with diverse populations; good judgment and discretion; and a driver's license.
PREFERRED: experience working in college admissions or higher education, including at least two years’ experience in selective college admissions. Job #18876-7
Under normal circumstances, regular evening and weekend work is required during the academic year. Several weeks of air travel is also normally required annually. For the foreseeable future, all recruitment activities have been virtualized. Familiarity with virtual event platforms and remote presentation are strongly recommended, as well as the flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances. Please note that currently, due to the pandemic, all travel and in-person recruitment activities have been suspended. Recruitment travel programs will resume when safe to do so from a public health perspective.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.