Director, Admissions, Yale School of Medicine
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Yale School of Medicine (YSM) seeks an innovative, dynamic,
and knowledgeable Director of Admissions to lead us in our
This leader is eager to re-envision how we
develop connections with promising students and shares our
enthusiasm for the Yale System of medical education, and to engage
with prospective students.
The mission of the YSM Office of Admissions is to admit a
diverse class of outstanding students who show great promise for
becoming leaders in medicine and science.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Admissions, the Director is the
leader of the YSM admissions team. The Director is responsible for
planning, leading and overall management of YSM's admission and
recruitment activities. The Director develops and implements
innovative strategies to build a diverse applicant pool,
participates in the evaluation of candidates for admission, and
provides leadership to the committees during the admissions season.
The Director's knowledge of the changing face of medical school
admissions will also play a critical role in policy decisions at
the highest level of the institution.
The Director also leads the evaluation of the outcomes of the
admissions process and develops strategies for continuous
improvement, working with YSM leadership and the admissions
committees. The director engages with current students and faculty
on admissions committees; interprets and presents enrollment trends
and the medical school admissions landscape to key audiences; leads
communications and marketing strategies and initiatives. To ensure
YSM's Admissions outreach and interactions support the successful
implementation of our mission, the Director manages technical
platforms (such as Slate), leads the student ambassador program and
mentors the office staff.
The Director is expected to be a visionary and knowledgeable leader
who is comfortable developing both strategy and tactical solutions
that will shape the role of the admissions team. The position
requires a high degree of autonomy but also collaboration with YSM
senior leadership, academic and administrative stakeholders to
drive a state of the art approach to admissions. The position also
calls for an empathetic communicator with strong public speaking
ability and listening skills who can create an autonomous but
collaborative environment that will facilitate innovative ways to
improve the admissions process and recruit promising students who
share our enthusiasm for the Yale System of medical
Job responsibilities include:
Manage all aspects of admissions, including 6000 MD and MD PhD
applications, 650 interviews, 22 Committee meetings, 27 Executive
Committee meetings and 10-12 annual events.
In consultation with the Executive Committee, establish Admissions'
goals and objectives and determine appropriate policies, methods,
and criteria to achieve them.
In collaboration with the DEI office, form, build, and nurture
external relationships with external constituents to expand and
strengthen the diversity of the YSM applicant pool.
Lead the office in working with faculty to review applications and
refine criteria for selection and admission to YSM.
Gather input, analyze current and potential trends impacting
admissions and the medical field, and leverage technology to
efficiently deliver meaningful interactions. Use data analytics to
evaluate admissions outcomes, present data and with YSM leadership
and the admissions committees, participate in policy decisions and
develop strategies for improvement.
Develop the use of critical metrics for measuring effectiveness of
outreach, recruitment and yield strategies.
Manage all operational aspects of MD admissions processes from
outreach to matriculation including the use of Slate software and
other relevant technical platforms.
Mentor admissions team members to ensure an excellent applicant
Articulate clear expectations for Admissions Office staff.
1. Directs one or more functional areas within an administrative
department of the University and ensure compliance with University
policies and procedures. 2. Directs analytic and research support
for educational policies and planning and develops and approves
administrative policies affecting assigned functional areas of the
University. 3. Directs and establishes parameters for major
projects for the department and University. 4. Interprets federal
policies and regulations and educates staff and administration
about regulations, restrictions, and the legal responsibilities of
the University. 5. Directs and implements policy and program
modifications and develops standards to ensure compliance with
federal, state and local regulations. 6. Develops and administers
an operating budget for the assigned department consistent with
University policies and procedures. 7. Develops cost savings
objectives and goals; authorizes major purchases and negotiates
contracts that range from routine to complex in nature. 8.
Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals for the
functional area consistent with University goals and objectives. 9.
Directs the development of related automated systems to support the
function; determines office policies and procedures for use of
automated systems. 10. Directs the evaluation and selection of
vendors and negotiates contract details including work steps and
pricing with the vendors on behalf of the assigned functional area.
11. Works with internal and external contacts to solve problems
that range from routine to complex in nature. 12. Represents the
University in discussions and negotiations with various
governmental agencies. 13. Directs a staff of exempt and nonexempt
employees. 14. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field. Six years of experience or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, responsiveness and
professionalism. Exceptional oral and written communication skills
required to interact effectively with a range of internal and
external constituencies. Excellent interpersonal, organizational
and public relations skills with the ability to develop strong
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to work well with diverse groups of students, senior YSM
administration, faculty, staff and alumni. Strong organizational
and supervisory skills. Demonstrated ability supervising staff and
leading teams and providing oversight of events.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Demonstrated strong analytical and technical skills, including
ability to work with advanced MS Office, complex databases and
spreadsheets. Expert level data analysis skills.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability to generate and encourage creative ideas,
innovative thinking, and imaginative solutions to problems;
willingness to seek out and utilize the views of others.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced and changing
environment and to lead with a positive and can-do attitude that
supports the mission of the school.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Management of complex, high profile administrative operations
within higher education. Our online admissions application software
is customized, and we will be transitioning to SLATE in July 2023.
It is preferred that candidates have a minimum experience in
Information Technology of 2 years with respect to software
development cycles and experience with software testing.
Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor
vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on
the position description and job requirements. All offers are
contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.
For additional information on the background check requirements and
process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant
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