The Director of Undergraduate Admissions is responsible for recruitment of prospective students for The Culinary Institute of America. The Director supervises recruitment events, activities, and outreach for national student recruitment. The Director of Undergraduate Admissions develops, monitors and maintains individual and team-based goals related to inquiry, application, admit and enrolled student expectations.
Responsible for traditional-aged student recruitment for Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park campus.
Supervises all counselor-based Admissions recruitment from Hyde Park campus including student communication and interactions, presentations, campus events, and individual student meetings.
Hires, trains, and manages team of Admissions Counselors.
Ensures consistency in overall strategy and coverage for admissions efforts across U.S. CIA campuses.
Puts initiatives into place to guide, support, and increase high school recruitment.
Oversees Admissions communication plan to maintain follow-up with prospective students in territory through phone communication, email, text, online presentations, and other types of personalized communication.
Participates in annual strategic planning activity to analyze annual data and plan for upcoming recruitment activities.
Works closely with key directors of Admissions, Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Admissions Marketing to develop key messages and programs for student recruitment.
Acts as member of Admissions management group and works to put strategies into place for recruitment success.
Jointly leads regular department meetings and Admissions Counselor meetings to coordinate messages and activities.
Any and all other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required
Must have seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressive experience in Admissions Recruitment, Higher Education or Financial Aid.
Three years of supervisory experience.
Licenses / Certifications:
Valid Driver’s License with no more than 1 moving violation in the past year.
Master’s degree preferred.
Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills required. Must have demonstrated ability in organizational, time management, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
Must have a proven, consistent track record showing the ability to work with all levels within an organization.
Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills required, including the ability to form and mobilize intra-organizational teams to accomplish admissions goals. Must have a history of developing programs to support strategic vision, partnering with stakeholder groups and effective problem solving and negotiation.
Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to work effectively with admissions and recruitment systems, as well as MS Office suite products, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Solid organizational skills to maintain appropriate follow-up and records of activity.
Broad business savvy, with a solid grasp of financial and operating goals. Must have a track record of achieving measurable success for meeting objectives, managing costs and achieving change.
Required to be able and available to travel up to 50% of work time within the USA due to business needs.
Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs.
Regular work requires the use of a computer, sometimes in excess of eight (8) hours per day.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds of admissions recruitment material.
At The Culinary Institute of America, it is important to us that we support our employees with a substantial and meaningful package of benefits. We believe in supporting our employees with benefits to assist with work life balance.
Benefits are offered based on the position type and status. Benefits offered may include;
Medical and prescription drug plan
Dental plan, Vision plan
Insurance: Life, Home, Auto, even Pet!
Short- and long-term disability plans
Generous paid time off programs, including paid holidays
Retirement savings plan 403(b) with company contribution
Employee assistance program
Tuition assistance programs
About The Culinary Institute of America
The CIA, renowned for its culinary education since 1946, has four campus locations. Our primary location is in historic Hyde Park, NY approximately 90 miles from New York City. On the west coast, the CIA's California campus is located in the small town of St. Helena, within the lush Napa Valley. Additionally the CIA has a campus located in the historic Pearl Brewery district in San Antonio, TX. The CIA's first international campus is located in Singapore, providing the CIA's renowned educational programs to students outside of the U.S.