• Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    Posting Date 1 week ago(4/10/2018 4:28 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Yeshiva College Office of Admissions
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Beren- Lexington & 33rd 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

    The Associate Director of Admissions is the second in command to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and is responsible for supervising the various functions which support the enrollment objectives of the university, including executing recruitment strategies, overseeing day to day recruitment functions, managing, mentoring and cultivating recruitment staff, as well having hands on recruitment responsibilities.  This position will be located on both the Wilf and Beren Campus.


    • Administration of the life cycle of undergraduate admissions
    • Planning for future directions and projects
    • Interfacing and developing relationships with top level high school administrators
    • Oversee the preparation of on-campus events such as open houses and athletic events, as well as the off-site model United Nation and other tournaments.
    • Recruit potential students by participating in college nights, Israel fairs, individual applicant interviews at high schools, parlor nights, etc.
    • Review credentials of applicants and make recommendations to the director and admissions committee.
    • Work with the faculty/administrator committees to select recipients of academic scholarships and work with the Office of Student Finance to integrate them with need-based awards.
    • Work with honors program faculty on recruiting students to the honors program, selecting candidates for admission to the honors program, and facilitating the transition to college for those who come.


    Experience and Educational Background

    • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience in college admissions or college guidance
    • Familiarity with Yeshiva University’s dual curriculum, Orthodox day schools, and Israel schools serving post-high school American students.
    • Experience supervising recruitment or sales staff
    • Yeshiva University Alumni preferred


    Skills & Competencies

    • Fosters encourages and facilitates open communication and an atmosphere of open expression and communication.
    • Gains cooperation by explicitly addressing others’ interests and concerns.
    • Continually searches for ways to increase satisfaction of faculty, students, staff and other constituents.
    • Ability to think creatively about how to build and maintain an effective recruitment and admissions program.
    • Motivating presence and outgoing and open communications style
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with team members, faculty, administrators, staff, prospective students, prospective families, current students and alumni
    • Actions are consistent with University strategic and operational objectives and standards.
    • Supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all and enforces that policy within his/her sphere of influence.


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