The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. JCB has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within the College and across Cornell (including Cornell Tech).
The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, as part of the SC Johnson College of Business, delivers educational programming across seven different MBA programs with the intent of developing highly successful and ethical business leaders of the future. Relying on the pillars of performance learning, a collaborative community and Cornell's vast connections, the Johnson faculty produce students equipped to excel in the current cross-functional, collaborative, digital economy.
The Cornell Executive MBA program offers professionals the opportunity to pursue an MBA while remaining engaged in their careers. This effort is comprised of three programs: the Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY program that conducts courses on weekends in the Palisades; the Cornell Executive MBA Americas that delivers its educational content via multi-point videoconferencing to boardroom sites in select cities across the US and Canada; and the recently launched Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership, delivered in partnership with Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, that prepares the next generation of professionals for leadership in the healthcare arena.
The Assistant Director of Admissions, reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions, contributes to the admissions and recruiting efforts for the Cornell Executive MBA Metro NY, the Cornell Executive MBA Americas, and a dual degree program – the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership offered jointly by Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine.
The Assistant Director focuses on working with candidates prior to the initiation of the application process. The Assistant Director responds to general inquiries and provides preliminary feedback to candidates as part of the 'pre-assessment' process, educating them about the programs, and encouraging qualified candidates to proceed with their applications.
The Assistant Director is instrumental in developing relationships with prospects that result in conversions. He/she plans, develops and executes in-person recruiting, nurture and yield events in the NYC-area and in other EMBA Americas regions throughout North America. He/she also plans, develops and executes online recruiting, nurture and yield events. He/she monitors event results, communicates results to management and Marketing & Communications, and follows-up with prospects post-event to continue the nurture/conversion process.
The Assistant Director is member of the Executive MBA Admissions Committee, evaluating candidates and making recommendations that are consistent with the selectivity and enrollment goals established annually for the three programs. He/she conducts approximately 25% of the admissions interviews for the three Executive MBA programs.
The Assistant Director is responsible for management reporting on Admissions progress, as needed and requested.
He/she participates in annual planning efforts to continue strengthening the Executive MBA programs, including but not limited to developing scholarship policies, candidate evaluation rubrics, enrollment targets, etc. He/she is instrumental in implementing approved Admissions plans.
The Assistant Director is responsible for monitoring the EMBA competitive landscape. He/she stays apprised of program developments and innovations, and reports findings regularly to the senior leadership team.
The Assistant Director completes Admissions-related special projects, as needed and requested.
The Assistant Director works both independently and as a member of a cross-functional Cornell team in a fast-paced, high-volume professional environment. The Assistant Director also manages Cornell's working relationship with Weill Cornell Medicine on a day-to-day basis.
This position is located in New York City and requires frequent admissions-related travel, in addition to regular visits to the Ithaca campus.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum of 4-5 years of experience in higher education or similar settings
Excellent communication skills, including writing, public speaking and digital presentations.
The position will require a collaborative work style with a flexible approach to problem solving.
Graduate program admissions experience
Comfort level working remotely from key stakeholders and teammates
Demonstrated relationship management/business development skills
Knowledge of and interest in social media, as well as traditional marketing channels a plus
Master's Degree a plus
Typically lifts less than 10 lbs, Normal visual concentration, Limited exposure to hazards
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