• Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions

    Posting Number 2019-5822
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2019 1:40 AM)
    NYU Shanghai
    NYU Shanghai (SH1002)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 54
    Student Services/Athletics
  • Position Summary

    This is a full-time, permanent post reporting to the Director of Global Admissions Evaluation and Strategy for NYU, with accountability to the Director of NYU London. The position is located at NYU London. The post holder will work with the Director to develop admission strategies in order to meet the University’s global enrollment, recruitment and admission goals. This position will serve as a university resource on all matters related to the recruitment and evaluation of students living and educated outside the USA, and will deputize for the Director in his/her absence. The post holder will market NYU and will conduct outreach, relationship building, follow-up, and data capture activities for assigned countries. The post holder will play a strategic role in realizing the vision of NYU’s global network, by fostering strong relationships with target international schools and audiences.

    This person travels throughout the year and extensively to schools, fairs, and universities, and counsels students, counselors and parents throughout the application process.  This person will also manage a team of two admissions professionals based in New York City. The post holder will also serve on the international admissions committee for NYU Shanghai, including the review of applications for assigned regions.  The successful candidate should have the right to live and work in the UK prior to appointment.

    The main responsibilities include:

    Responsibility 1 (25%)

    • Develop and maintain an expert knowledge on all non-U.S. education systems. Provide guidance and training on non-U.S. education systems to all other NYU admissions staff as needed. Develop and maintain in-house resources for the evaluation of international credentials.

    Responsibility 2 (20%)

    • Oversee application review process for all non-US applicants to NYU
    • Conduct research and analysis of admissions data to ensure targets are met; compile and distribute data as necessary.

    Responsibility 3 (20%)

    • Manage team of two full time staff members, based in New York City.  Work with leadership to identify and fill vacancies within team; identify, assign, and prioritize assignments within team; manage year-round performance evaluation process for team.

    Responsibility 4 (10%)

    • Oversee the verification process of final examination results and final high school transcripts for all non-US students

    Responsibility 5 (10%)

    • Develop a strategic outreach plan, and execute overall outreach to schools, counselors and students in the assigned regions.  Represent NYU to prospective students at on-campus and off-campus recruitment events (school visits, college fairs, open houses, receptions, information sessions) across the assigned regions.  Continually modify international recruitment strategies in assigned regions based on needs of the regions and of NYU.
    • Increase exposure in selective secondary schools in the assigned regions, as well as those which send students to NYU’s peer institutions in the US and abroad.

    Responsibility 6 (5%)

    • Review applications and make recommendations for admission; participate in committee review

    Responsibility 7 (5%)

    • Continually assess the effectiveness of NYU’s non-U.S. outreach and analyze trends in enrollment. Make recommendations to the Director with regard to new initiatives, territories, and strategies.

    Responsibility 8 (5%)

    • Assist with the review of transfer applications for NYU New York as required.
    • Additional responsibilities as identified by the Director of NYU London.


    Required Education

    • Bachelor’s degree

    Preferred Education

    • Master’s degree in relevant field (Higher Education Administration, International Education, Humanities, etc)


    Required Experience

    • 5 years’ progressively responsible experience in an admissions office or academic setting including student recruitment, financial aid, student life or housing
    • Experience with training, managing and evaluating staff

    Preferred Experience


    • Experience recruiting internationally for a higher education institution
    • Experience within a U.S. higher education institution


    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


    • Ability to evaluate international credentials and extensive knowledge of international educational systems
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, strategic planning and customer service skills
    • Ability to work nights and weekends when required, and travel domestically and internationally


    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Knowledge of People Soft and CRM Slate
    • Strong team building and organizational skills
    • Exposure to a highly selective college admissions operation
    • Valid driver’s license



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