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Assistant Director, Recruitment in the Admissions department

Columbia Business School

Assistant Director, Recruitment in the Admissions department

  • 532920
  • Manhattanville
  • Columbia Business School
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 22 2022
  • Grade 11
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $61,500 - $73,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director, Recruitment, assists the MBA admissions program and supports other administrator staff in the planning, development, and implementation of recruitment initiatives, focusing on enrolling a high-quality, diverse student body that enhances the reputation of Columbia Business School.


  • Coordinates recruitment and yield initiatives and events across all degree and special programs using Technolutions Slate templates, communications, forms, events, queries, etc., and supports Slate system and its office use more broadly.
  • Serves as a member of the Admission Committee. Evaluates and recommends applicants. Duties may include reading and evaluating applications and conducting interviews.
  • Organizes recruitment details for on-campus visits and events, and virtual events, as well as off-campus domestic and international events. Executes duties as assigned by travel invitations projects subcommittee (TIPS) for event planning.
  • Promotes and markets the degree programs. Gains a thorough understanding of our MBA and EMBA programs in addition to all special programs at the School. Coordinates and delivers on and off-campus presentations, hosts receptions, and participates in other general recruitment activities as determined by their supervisor.
  • Plans and executes recruitment events for diverse populations including, but not limited to, under-represented minorities, LGBTQ, female, and military prospective students.  Supports the back-end processing of Consortium applications.
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with current students, alumni, faculty, and administrators and solicits their participation in various events.
  • Performs other relevant duties as needed and assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience required. A minimum of 2-4 years related experience required.

    Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication and computer skills required (proficiency with MS Office Suite). Ability to travel (domestic and international) and work evenings and weekends required. Candidate must possess strong skills in diplomacy, tact, and discretion.   The ability to work independently in a dynamic environment with changing priorities and multiple responsibilities is an asset.

    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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