Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University(YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Wurzweiler School of Social Work is seeking a Graduate Admissions Director to oversee all aspects of the admissions process for our MSW and PhD programs. The position includes active recruiting of MSW students in the New York metropolitan area, nationally and internationally, converting leads into deposits for three annual program start times, implementing marketing strategies that promote WSSW in a competitive market, working with faculty, staff and other administrators to ensure a successful admissions process; and identifying ways to improve the application experience for students.The Director reports to the Dean and works collaboratively with the Associate Dean and an active Admissions Committee comprised of faculty and staff.
Develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to support the recruitment and enrollment of a diverse and qualified student body of both domestic and international students
Recruit candidates through participation in undergraduate career fairs, outreach to BSW programs and social service agencies, and information sessions and open houses
Review and evaluate all applications for admission, supervise Admissions Counselor, and oversee the interview process for all applicants
Allocate Wurzweiler's endowed scholarship program in excess of $4 million and assist students with accessing student financial aid
Collaborate with the Office of Student Finance and other admissions offices at YU
Interface with YU's Communications Office to develop ads, brochures, social media campaigns and other recruitment materials
Convene and facilitate the Faculty Admissions Committee on a monthly basis
Report to the faculty and administration on a regular basis on progress in admissions
Improve and expand the online admissions processes
Experience and Educational Background:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required; a master's degree is preferred
At least 3-5 years of experience in admissions with increasing levels of responsibility
Knowledge of social work or human services is a plus
Skills and Competencies:
Highly organized and capable of building a data-driven admissions office
Supervisory experience and is capable of strategic planning
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
Ability to take multiple ideas and convert them to an implemented recruiting plan
Capable of representing the school and our programs in a wide range of settings and venues
Friendly, upbeat and comfortable with public interaction
Has the ability to work with and recruit a diverse student body
Has excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as keen assessment skills
Employee Classification: Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Internal Number: 2018-10012
About Yeshiva University
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.