Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director assists in coordinating the MBA/EMBA admission process that meets targeted enrollment goals and enrolls a high-quality, diverse student body that enhances the reputation of the Columbia Business School.
Serve as a member of the Admissions Committee through the entire admissions cycle for all MBA and EMBA programs. Communicate with relevant team members to ensure that all applications are reviewed and decisions are rendered within the timeframes.
Ensure applications are complete with all materials and ready for evaluation. Conduct the initial application review to determine the admissibility of the applicant following the School's application metrics. Evaluate completed applications, interview and assess applicants and make recommendations to the committee.
Promote and market the MBA and EMBA programs. Coordinate and deliver on and off-campus presentations, host receptions, and participate in other recruitment activities as determined by the supervisor.
Coordinate and schedule applicant interviews, verify credentials of all admitted candidates, respond to inquiries, assign and manage application reviews. Assist in refining application communications to ensure that applicants have the information needed to take action toward completing their application and enrolling in their program of choice.
Communicate with applicants throughout the admissions process regarding missing application materials and other application-related topics via email and phone.
Assist in all diversity recruitment efforts. Coordinate and assist with events for special populations, such as women, under-represented minorities, international applicants, alumni, admitted applicants, etc.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators, current students, alumni and solicit their participation in said events. Assist with event planning for select groups, such as the Hermes Society, alumni interviewers, etc.
Coordinate communication with Business School departments (Publications, Public Relations, and Computing and Information Services) on activities related to advertising, publications, website, content management, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
Perform other relevant duties as needed and assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent degree required. A minimum of 2-4 years related experience required.
Ability to travel (domestic and international) and work evenings and weekends required. Candidate must possess strong skills in diplomacy, tact, and discretion. The ability to work independently in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and multiple responsibilities is an asset.
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