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Senior Associate Director, Admissions

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group) Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Searchable Job Family Administration, Student Services Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5 Position Focus: The Senior Associate Director, Admissions will develop and implement innovative admissions strategies and programs, especially as they relate to the recruiting, interviewing, and evaluation of MBA applicants. Recruit, evaluate, and participate in the selection of candidates for admission to Yale School of Management (Yale SOM). Responsible for managing data and analytics for reporting and for developing admissions strategy. Works collaboratively with other Yale SOM departments to ensure comprehensive and integrated delivery of the school's mission. This position reports to the Managing Director for Admissions. -Manage data gathering and analytics efforts for admissions recruiting activities, selection process, and yield efforts. Work closely and collaboratively with other constituents at Yale SOM, such as faculty and other administrative departments, to devise and implement these strategies. -Coordinate closely with colleagues within the Admissions Office and across Yale SOM generally to incorporate data-driven decision-making into the school's overall admissions efforts. -Oversee admissions data gathering for external stakeholders such as media outlets and rankings agencies, as well as for internal surveys. -Oversee management of the admissions waitlist, including tracking and communicating with waitlisted candidates, providing feedback to candidates, and proposing strategies for maximizing the positive impact of the waitlist in shaping the incoming class. -Devise and implement innovative recruiting programs and strategies for the Admissions Office. Compile key admissions data, analyze trends and outcomes, and recommend new approaches and strategies. Identify new opportunities to increase interest among prospective students and enhance yield of admitted applicants. -Review and evaluate applications to the MBA program and present candidates to the other members of the Admissions Committee. (All committee members are professional admissions staff.) Contribute informed opinions regarding applicants' final decisions. -Interview and provide guidance and counseling to prospective students. Represent Yale SOM by speaking at events and interacting with prospective applicants. -May supervise the daily activities of full-time and casual C&T staff and coordinate work with other M&P staff as they relate to the specific substantive coverage area. -Design and implement innovative projects based on the needs of the admissions office. -May be assigned to serve on key committees and to other projects or initiatives.

The following Essential Duties are generic in nature; the information provided in this Position Focus is most relevant to this position.
- 1. Works closely with subject matter experts and client groups for projects or programs of a medium to large size to consult, conduct analysis, and identify business objectives and solutions. 2. Identifies core customer business issues and provides solution recommendations to address them. Develops necessary tools and workshops to successfully identify issues and evaluate recommendations. 3. Gathers, receives and interprets data, analyses, and reports. Develops reporting modules, ad-hoc reports, and related reporting tools. Conducts research, data gathering, data analysis, modeling, projecting and scenario analyses, with the aid of planning technology and databases. Develops and harnesses the data that is available to identify existing business issues and key drivers and develops solutions and initiatives. 4. Evaluates data gathered from multiple sources in order to support the issues, conclusions and recommendations. 5. Analyzes data with standard methods, interprets the results, and provides written summary and reporting of analysis. 6. Develops and validates queries for the successful extraction of appropriate data. 7. Develops and maintain documentations and libraries on key processes. 8. Ensures accuracy to maintain the high quality and integrity of information, data and databases. 9. Contributes to the development of unit and/or University plans and strategies. Researches, gathers data and provides recommendations. 10. Collaborates with key stakeholders and subject matter experts to establish the vision, analyze costs and benefits and support implementation. Ensures strategic and tactical plans are carried out. 11. Communicates effectively the perspective of business opportunities, needs, and risks. 12. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Skill/Ability 1: Ability to initiate programmatic and individual activities while functioning in a team setting. Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Required Skill/Ability 2: Strong analytical and technical skills, including ability to work with advanced MS Office/Excel, complex databases, and spreadsheets. Required Skill/Ability 3: Exceptional oral and written communication skills required to interact effectively with a range of internal and external constituencies. Required Skill/Ability 4: Strong organizational and supervisory skills. Superior interpersonal skills. Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Required Skill/Ability 5: Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: MBA or other advanced degree. Four years of experience in higher education or a field consistent with career paths of management student. Proficiency with statistical methods and software. Global orientation; experience working across countries and regions, and fluency in more than one language. Occasional Occasional Drug Screen No Health Screening No 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. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. EEO Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

Keywords: Yale University, New Haven , Senior Associate Director, Admissions, Executive , New Haven, Connecticut

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