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Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment - Stern at NYUAD

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NYU Abu Dhabi is pioneering a new model of higher education for a global world, dedicated to excellence in teaching and research and to advancing cooperation and progress on humanity?s shared challenges. Drawing on the strengths of the NYU global network, it offers an outstanding liberal arts and sciences education to students from the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and around the world, with a distinctive focus on intercultural understanding and leadership. It supports innovative research and graduate education programs that push forward the frontiers of knowledge and respond in powerful and interdisciplinary ways to vital global and local challenges.

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment to join the new Stern at NYUAD team.

NYU Stern School of Business and NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) have partnered to offer the Stern at NYUAD One-year Full-time MBA program. The launch of the program signifies a new era of advanced business education that will support the growth of knowledge-based economies in the region. It is a transformative educational opportunity for students and professionals from around the world that are looking to establish or further their careers in the MENA region.

The Stern at NYUAD MBA program is an important focus in both Stern and NYUAD’s strategic direction, attractingtop talent from various industries across the GCC, MENA, and beyond. The inaugural cohort of Stern at NYUAD students will enroll in January 2025. The first cohort is 50 students. The 54-credit MBA program is one-year in duration, and students will attend classes at NYUAD’s campus in Abu Dhabi and at NYU Stern in New York. Stern at NYUAD MBA graduates will join Stern’s global network of 110,000 Stern alumni and 500,000+ NYU alumni in 183 countries.

The Assistant Director, Admissions and Recruitment will assist the admissions team with the strategic management of securing a strong pipeline of suitable prospective candidates for the program.

Key Responsibilities:

Student Recruitment:
  • Identify and build relationships with prospective candidates to promote the program
  • Provide high quality customer consultative sales service to all candidates – positively influencing their views of the program and the School
  • Build and manage strong relationships with key stakeholders, e.g. students, alumni, faculty, to contribute to engagement activities
  • Develop and manage a Student Ambassador Scheme
  • Maximize enrollment results through analysis of candidate and external data and innovate as appropriate
Engagement Activity:
  • Support the Associate Director, Admissions & Recruitment in development of a strategy & planning of physical and virtual engagement activities
  • Assist in the development of activity content relevant to the program and target audience
  • Manage all engagement activity operations including support, planning, and facilitation
  • Schedule, coordinate internal and stakeholder staffing, and work with business partners to market and communicate activities to appropriate audiences using multiple channels
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, establish objectives and measures of success for each type of engagement activity - tracking and reporting against established metrics
Admissions Review:
  • Evaluate and assess students’ applications (academic and extracurricular records, essays, letters of recommendations, test scores, etc.) to determine if the applicant fits the desired professional and academic profile
  • Along with the Admissions committee provide application decision recommendations
  • Advise and counsel prospects and applicants on admissions policies, procedures and financial support options
  • Lead with a customer-centric approach to foster a positive end to end experience regardless of the candidate’s outcome

Required Education:
  • Bachelors Degree
Required Experience:
  • 3+ Years of relevant eperience in the higher education, staff and executive recruitment, hospitality and/or event planning in the industry
  • Excellent consultative sales and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Excellent written & oral command of EnglishExcellent communication & interpersonal skills with diverse audiences in terms of nationality and cultural context
  • Ability to handle difficult conversations diplomatically and respectfully
  • Great organization and time management skills
Preferred Experience:
  • Personal or professional familiarity with graduate management education

Other Information About NYUAD

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.


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