Join a team of Admission professionals at the first liberal arts college in Singapore and contribute to the full spectrum of the Admissions cycle: recruitment, selection and yield of a globally diverse class.
Located in Singapore, Yale-NUS College stands at the crossroads of Eastern and Western education, tradition and culture. Together with students, the faculty and staff of the College are a driving force in setting curriculum, activities and legacy for years to come. Having welcomed the first cohort of students in 2013, Yale-NUS continues to thrive on a spirit of entrepreneurship and creativity.
The Senior Admissions Counsellor/Admissions Counsellor will work closely with members of the Admissions & Financial Aid team to identify students who display the intellect, curiosity and fortitude to excel in an environment of creativity and collaboration. With a student body comprised of approximately 40% international students and 60% Singaporeans, cultural curiosity and awareness is essential to the position. With an appreciation of a liberal arts education, the Senior Admissions Counsellor/Admissions Counsellor will work closely with students, parents and college counselors to highlight the innovative academic and co-curricular opportunities available at Yale-NUS College. Working with students from both Singapore and abroad, each member of the Admissions team is exposed to the vast array of educational systems offered globally.
The duties include:
Use data to understand applicant pool and to inform recruitment strategies
Develop a recruitment strategy for schools and countries within assigned local and international portfolio
Participate in outreach events in high schools within Singapore and within assigned countries - including college fairs, high school visits and workshops
Arrange and host signature events for the recruitment and yield of students including school and counselor visits, Open Day Events, and National Servicemen yield events.
Engage with school counselors, teachers and principals to promote opportunities for students at Yale-NUS College
Maintain the College's value of holistic admissions in the review of applications and in the process of conducting student interviews
Participate in yield events both on and off campus
Manage relationships with external vendors on behalf of the College
Bachelor's Degree, preferably from a Liberal Arts education
1-3 years of experience in Admissions or Higher Education and bring with him/her creative ideas of how to attract students to our unique college
Candidates with more experience will be considered for the Senior Admissions Counsellor role
Experience in reviewing applications, interviewing students and social media preferred
Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally, and work occasional evenings and weekends. Valid passport is required; valid drivers’ license and a willingness to drive in international locations preferred
Public speaking and confidence in independent decision making
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Enthusiasm for working with a diverse group of applicants and in an entrepreneurial environment
Detailed-oriented with an ability to organize processes and events
Global-mindedness and openness to a variety of cultures and ideologies required
Resume review will begin in April, with an anticipated start date of June 2019.
About Yale-NUS College
Established in April 2011 in a landmark collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS), Yale-NUS College is an autonomous school of NUS and the first campus outside New Haven, Connecticut by Yale. A Yale-NUS education integrates the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences with the am of providing high-achieving students with an education like no other. Students will study in small groups with leading faculty, stay in residential colleges and have guaranteed internships in Singapore or abroad with some of the world's leading multinationals. The College's state-of-the-art campus in NUS' University Town is in close proximity to world-class research and entrepreneurial hubs. Yale-NUS College is home to 1,000 students.
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