Reporting to the Vice Dean for Education for the Carey Business School (“Carey”), the Associate Dean for Admissions (“Associate Dean”) is responsible for attaining Carey’s student quantity and quality student recruitment goals. This position creates the vision and strategy for both international and domestic student recruitment in line with Carey’s strategic objectives. The Associate Dean actively coordinates with all other School units (particularly marketing, academic programs, student services, and alumni relations). The Associate Dean for Admissions is a member of the School’s senior leadership team.
The Associate Dean is responsible for hiring, training and supervising the Admissions office professional staff, which is currently a team of 18. Student recruitment goals are set together with School leadership and are communicated clearly to the entire Admissions staff. These goals are translated into individual goals and activities. Actual results are consistently measured against goals and corrective actions are taken, where necessary, to ensure that goals are met. The Admissions office frequently reports to school leadership on admissions activities, recruitment pipeline numbers and enrollment projects.
The essential duties and responsibilities for the Associate Dean for Admissions includes:
Leadership & Planning
Develops and leads the full-time student recruitment and admission strategy
Initiates market research, together with the marketing department, to guide the establishment of strategic objectives, School goals, and recruitment strategies
Manages how staff approaches conversions of inquiry to applicant and admitted applicant to new student
Develops plans for local inquiry generation
Develops plans for using databases to enhance marketing for full-time programs
Coordinates recruitment activities (particularly for part-time programs) with contracted business partners, including Wiley Education Services
Coordinates admissions activities with marketing department activities to ensure ample student inquiries to produce desired enrollments
Manages staff located in Baltimore and Washington DC
Ensures compliance with all School, federal, state, University and accreditation standards and requirements
Implements and monitors ongoing coaching to ensure all Admissions representatives exhibit accurate, current, and comprehensive program and admissions knowledge
Reviews department processes and use of information technology to maintain efficient and effective processing
Manages office policies, procedures and regulations focused on admissions.
The Associate Dean for Admissions produces and manages the department’s budget and will also represent Carey on internal University committees as well as in external associations.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Knowledge of the Carey Business School programs.
Demonstrated ability to utilize and leverage data and metric driven performance processes.
Knowledge of program budget development and management.
Knowledge of customer service theory, specifically customer/constituent relationship management.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a varied constituency including faculty, staff, students and industry representatives.
Management skills with demonstrated ability to effectively develop, lead and motivate a workforce of professional and administrative staff.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.
Strong attention to detail, highly organized and results oriented.
Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of a variety of desktop software packages, including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) for use in correspondence, analysis, information management and presentations.
Presents self in a professional and polished manner.
Strong experience in working in international settings; cross cultural competence and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
Excellent critical thinking skills and ability to execute effectively.
Ability to conduct research on admissions trends.
10+ years of progressive experience in higher education admissions or in a related field.
A successful record of accomplishment in student recruitment.
Experience working in international markets.
Results-oriented and devoted to accomplishing the admissions goals.
Knowledge of technology at it relates to admissions and higher education; understanding of admissions data and databases, and statistical analysis.
Exceptional project management, time management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated management experience with the ability to successfully build, develop, motivate, and lead a culturally diverse team.
Demonstrated competency in working with the needs of diverse student populations.
Excellent communication skills: written, oral and presentation.
A Bachelor’s degree is required
A Master’s degree is strongly preferred, in Business, HR, Higher Education, or a closely related field.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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