Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Reporting to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of Graduate Enrollment Management is responsible for establishing a vision and operational plan for graduate enrollment management and student support at Yeshiva University. Part of the work includes working with each of our graduate schools to establish growth areas, enrollment targets, and specific tactics that are appropriate for specific disciplines. A critical element of the work will include leverage and building upon the University's recently developed systems, processes, and infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in graduate education, international recruitment, and will also have excellent skills and experience in leadership, management, writing and editing, presentations, and graphics.
Establish and develop buy-in for a cross-university strategic enrollment plan
Collaborate with deans and the provost in establishing multi-year and semester-to-semester enrollment goals
Develop domestic and international graduate student recruitment strategies and tactics including tours/fairs, agents, academic partnerships, lists, and more
Conduct market research to inform brand perceptions, competitive positioning, and market demand and outreach strategies for specific programs
Work with academic marketing companies and recruiters to extend awareness and meet the competition for students in these programs
Create the necessary services and supports to ensure a smooth transition of applicants into their programs
Create forecasting and projection models for use in enrollment and budget planning
Use merit and need based institutional aid for recruitment based on evidence driven models
Oversee a graduate enrollment call center to service lead management and application processing
Use complex data models--data mining and predictive modelsto increase efficacy and efficiency of recruitment strategies
Provide regular reports and efficacy metrics to senior stakeholders
Ensure the effective use of the University's CRM and Banner systems
Use data to evaluate the performance of recruiters and admissions counselors
Develop enrollment goals and weekly metrics to keep team on target
Minimum of five years of relevant experience in graduate recruitment and enrollment management required; experience in private, non-profit institutions preferable
Skills and Competencies:
Strong grasp of digital, content, and relationship marketing, sufficient to supervise academic marketing and enrollment consultants
Demonstrated proficiency in manipulating complex data sets; developing appropriate data models; applying data cleaning and data quality techniques; identifying trends and patterns in data; and synthesizing findings into reports and briefings to assist executive decision-making
Experience in preparing interpretive analyses and presenting findings through complete narrative reports as well as other data visualization methods
Demonstrated evidence of detail orientation, customer service orientations, ability to work independently, strong time management skills, and increasing level of responsibility
Prior experience with Banner or similar CRM technology
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Access and PowerPoint, as well as other data and graphics tools
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as futur...e leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.