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Director of Graduate Affairs

The College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is an educational leader in many traditional and interdisciplinary areas of engineering. Roughly 3000-3500 full-time graduate students are enrolled in our degree programs, including approximately 2000-2500 Master of Science and 1000 PhD students, across three global locations (Pittsburgh, Silicon Valley, and Rwanda, Africa). The Office of Graduate and Faculty Affairs oversees and supports all aspects of graduate education in the college and serves as a liaison between the college and its departments, and the campus level.

We are looking for a Director of Graduate Affairs to join the Office of Graduate and Faculty Affairs at Carnegie Mellon. The position will assist the Associate Dean and departments in supporting all aspects of a graduate student’s life cycle, including recruitment, admissions, advising, student success and well-being, graduation, and alumni relations. A successful candidate will work closely with staff, faculty, and students to develop policy and processes for all aspects of graduate programs in the College of Engineering. This position will play an important role in recruitment and admissions of graduate students through the development of events and programming, with a focus on working closely with the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to recruit and support under-represented students. In addition, this person will play an important role in supporting the coordination of new and existing graduate programs across the college, such as the new Master of Science programs in Artificial Intelligence Engineering.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: recruitment for all College of Engineering programs; supporting the admissions process; assisting with academic and co-curricular events and programming to facilitate community and cohort building of a diverse student body; developing and administering College-level policies for all aspects of a student’s life-cycle; supporting processes for graduate financial awards, academic integrity violations, and other review processes.

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. College level course work in academic recruitment and advising or closely related area is preferred.

  • Previous working experience with college or graduate students is preferred. Experience working with international students is preferred.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the College of Engineering. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:
  • Proven ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to manage and maintain accurate reports and records.

  • Excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to interact with the campus community and external customers.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office and Google.

  • Ability to learn a variety of software applications.

Some evening and weekend hours are required. Hybrid/work from home options can be discussed.

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at:

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Academic Program Administration

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information:
  • Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

  • Click here to view a listing of employee benefits

  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran .

  • Statement of Assurance

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