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Associate Director of Admissions, Executive Education

The New School
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 8, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Executive, Other Executive
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The New School’s Parsons School of Design Executive Education division in the Provost’s office is seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial professional as the Associate Director of Admissions and Lifelong Learning. The position will help design, develop and manage all phases of the recruitment and admissions process for this recently established division. Executive Education program participants are working adults, ranging from middle to senior managers and C-Suite leaders that are engaging in a variety of open-enrollment and customized courses offering short-term intensive and high-touch specialized training. The portfolio of the division also includes longer-form certificates and global executive masters programs. This position will be critical in helping develop and implement the enrollment strategy for all of the division’s offerings. As a recruitment leader in this area, they will be required to bring that specific functional expertise to round out the capabilities of the Executive Education team and the larger internal support network of the university. The successful candidate will also manage day-to-day communications and manage all phases of the recruitment/admissions process, providing sophisticated ‘concierge-level’ interactions and follow-through with prospective candidates. To achieve enrollment goals, the successful individual will have a  collaborative approach to problem solving and strategizing while working closely with the faculty directors, and administrative team in Executive Education.    The position reports to the Vice Provost for Executive Education and Online Strategic Initiatives and works closely with the university’s Admissions team who oversees admissions intake for the current degree program within the division, the Global Executive Masters in Strategic Design and Management (GEMS). The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.    Major Responsibilities include:    ● Design and develop optimal recruitment strategies for all of the offerings in the division ● Act as the Executive Education strategist for innovative event planning on- and off-campus such as information sessions, online chats, webinars, specialized outreach, etc. ● Evaluate and analyze Executive Education applications to understand prospect interest, industry, preferences, etc., and prepare reports for review by the Vice Provost  ● Liaise with Executive Education program administration and faculty directors regarding prospect recruitment, enrollment, and outreach activities to increase the prospect pool and maximize yield ● Represent Parsons Executive Education in a full range of recruitment and admission activities and special events both on and off campus ● Interview and counsel prospects on admissions process, program content, outcomes and requirements ● Help manage prospect inquiry process across both print and electronic communication plans and handle the registration process for admitted degree students in the Global Executive Masters Program (GEMS) ● Partner with Sales Leads to manage the end to end registration process and student experience for prospects sourced from Custom Enterprise Partnerships   ● Duties and projects as assigned by the Vice Provost for Executive Education and Strategic Online Initiatives    Minimum Qualification:   • Bachelor’s degree required • 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an Admissions/Recruitment Role or comparable either in a Academia or Private Sector, with Executive Education experience preferred.  • Facility with MS Office and Google Suite • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written • Strong professional, interpersonal and presentation skills
The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities. The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including actual or perceived gender identity or expression or transgender status), sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.
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