Assistant Director, Admissions

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Position Summary

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint an Assistant Director of Admissions.

The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for front-line undergraduate student outreach, recruitment, evaluation, retention, and yield activities for NYUAD.  Successful execution of those responsibilities will result in an increase of viable applicants and matriculated students.  

This position focuses on recruitment outside the UAE and will involve some travel to the designated territory to be determined upon joining.

Key Responsibilities:

Recruitment & Outreach:

  • Work with admissions staff to plan, implement and participate in a variety of recruitment events including, education fairs, school visits, stakeholder meetings, and secondary counselor/educator events
  • Conduct outreach at secondary schools outside the UAE targeting top students who fit NYUAD’s admissions criteria
  • Establish and maintain relationships with counselors and administrators at secondary schools to identify and recruit top students to make applications to NYUAD. Advise prospective students and parents on the application process and all aspects of the NYUAD student experience. 

Admissions selection process:

  • Work with admissions colleagues in Abu Dhabi and New York to represent characteristics of top students from high schools, and advocate for these students during the admissions process and Candidate Weekends
  • Act as a first-reader of applications during the admissions process to highlight potential candidates for Candidate Weekend invitations and acceptance to NYUAD
  • Inform admissions colleagues of contextual information relevant to a student’s file based on their high school background and curriculum

Follow-Up & Yield:

  • Follow up with applicants and counselors regarding completion of nominations, applications, and financial aid applications
  • Follow up with admitted students to encourage a 100% yield
  • Sensitively handle situations with parents, students, or counselors regarding a student who is not offered admission

On-Campus admissions representation and advising:

  • Participate in organizing and hosting on-campus events such as workshops, info sessions, and campus tours
  • Speak with visitors to the campus about admissions- and university-related topics including the curriculum, financial aid, applying, faculty, extracurricular life, and other opportunities for students
  • Support the implementation of Candidate and Counselor Weekends
  • Participate in various NYUAD admissions-wide trainings and strategic planning sessions in New York or Abu Dhabi. Support other offices on campus with events related to the NYUAD campus community (such as Marhaba, Parent Marhaba, and Commencement)

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications or related field

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in marketing or related field

Required Work Experience:

  • 5+ years marketing, and communications experience, preferably relating to higher education
  • Management experience
  • Arabic speaking

Preferred Work Experience:

  • Experience with developing and implementing integrated marketing strategies in a higher education context
  • Experience in market research and data analysis

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.