Director of Admissions,WSSW

Posting Date 1 month ago(1/16/2018 4:26 PM)
Job ID
Employee Classification
Wurzweiler School of Social Work
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus : Location
US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St


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.


The Position:


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


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