Associate Director of Admissions - Admissions

Job Number
Posting Date
September 16, 2019

Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Associate Director of Admissions reporting to the Director of Admissions for NYUAD.

The Associate Director, Admissions provides leadership and support in the development and implementation of the undergraduate recruitment plan, oversees key recruitment strategies, and assists the Director of Admissions in the administration of the Office of Admissions. The Associate Director of Admissions is responsible for targeted recruitment initiatives, developing and supervising a dedicated team of admissions officers as well as working with that team and the entire office on coordinating recruitment travel and events internationally. The Associate Director of Admissions assists the Director of Admissions in developing plans and initiatives to recruit the targeted incoming undergraduate class at NYUAD. Partner with colleagues in Admissions team to formulate strategies for recruitment of students for NYUAD.

The Associate Director assists in the Admission Review Committee for each cycle of Admission. The Associate Director will also manage a first-year student recruitment territory and applicant pool.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day to day outreach activities of NYUAD’s recruitment office, including, but not limited to, coordinating the annual activities calendar, developing and refining the lists of target and non-target schools and counselors, tailoring outreach, communications, activities and any special programs, all with the aim of establishing a sustainable pipeline of regionally appropriate applications to NYUAD
  • Act as an admissions officer where necessary to ensure coverage of international schools 
  • Cultivate and steward pipeline of likely applicants from a specific region to NYUAD on an ongoing basis; monitor interest, progress and viability; regularly evaluate needs and provide support to ensure that interested parties understand the full process of applying to NYUAD, our criteria and deadlines, and what a viable application must contain
  • Maintain close school ties to support application completion as well as to assess competitive and fit for regular admission
  • Read applications; evaluate applications against admissions requirements and quality criteria, facilitate the completion of promising applications, communicate with counselors and IIE partners to gain clarity on the educational context a student is emerging from, make final decisions regarding making invitations to Candidate Weekend, or final admit/deny decisions
  • Support Candidate Weekends/Counselor Weekends in a leadership capacity, including but not limited to overseeing travel and transportation, developing agendas, communicating with leadership, faculty, staff and VIP participants, coordination stakeholder participation, managing event logistics and coordinating pre- and post- weekend informational needs and follow up
  • Cultivate and maintain stakeholder relationships with heads of schools and key partners in educational organizations. Present at local or international conferences on NYUAD admissions
  • Enlist relevant NYU/NYUAD leadership/faculty to provide professional development opportunities for local school administrators and officials to engage the local leadership with NYUAD. Develop programs as appropriate or necessary; implement said programs. Partner with NYU Alumni in the region; Liaise with Community Engagement group

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s Degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ of experience in international admissions/recruitment or domestic recruitment in the U.S. (especially admissions or university/career counseling)
  • Expertise in the global secondary education system
  • Public speaking/presenting experience
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills required; Able to present well to large and small groups
  • Strong customer service orientation, with impeccable phone and conversational manners and a friendly, outgoing personality
  • Highly organized, detail oriented with strong follow-through skills
  • Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations and/or people
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to acquire technical and functional proficiency with new software applications; previous experience with educational databases is a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends, and travel internationally

Other Information

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.