The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director works as part of a team to meet targeted enrollment goals for the School???s MBA, Executive MBA, Specialized Masters, PhD, and Deferred Enrollment programs, as well as future degree programs. The incumbent will assist in coordinating the admission process to enroll a high-quality, diverse student body that enhances the community and reputation of Columbia Business School.
Evaluate and recommend applicants. Read and evaluate applications, conduct interviews, and serve as a member of the Admissions Committee.
Communicate with applicants throughout the admissions process regarding missing and/or updates to application materials, and other application-related topics.
Promote and market the School???s degree programs. Coordinate and deliver on- and off-campus presentations, host receptions, and participate in other recruitment activities as determined by supervisor.
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.
Coordinate and schedule applicant interviews, verify credentials of all admitted candidates, respond to inquiries, assign and manage application reviews. In partnership with the Admissions leadership team, assist with scheduling the full-time Admissions Officers for interviews.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators, current students, alumni and solicit their participation in Admissions recruiting-related and yield-related events. Assist with event planning for select populations (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 presentation, etc.
Perform other relevant duties as needed and assigned.
Bachelor???s Degree and minimum of 2-4 years of related professional experience required.
Must have a demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and excel in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
Ability to balance independent delivery of work with collaborative orientation.
Candidate must possess strong skills in communication (verbal and written), diplomacy, tact, and discretion and outstanding interpersonal/relationship management.
Knowledge of, and experience using, technology and tools, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Slate; familiarity with CRM tools a plus.
Basic data analytics capability.
Must live within commuting distance to New York City and have ability to work in person in hybrid work environment.
Ability to travel (domestic and international) and work evenings and weekends required.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.