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Graduate Admissions Manager - Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Job Number: 2022-41624
Category: Administrative Professional
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Grad School Biomedical Science - W419000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 43
Union Code: Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: Sept. 30, 2022

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Recruiting and Enrollment Management for the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Graduate Admissions Manager participates in strategic enrollment management planning and admissions and recruiting efforts for highly selective doctoral, master's and post-baccalaureate programs. The Graduate Admissions Manager conducts outreach and builds relationships with applicants to recruit and yield high-quality students. This person leverages admissions technology, collaborates with faculty and campus partners, assists in planning and executing recruitment events and initiatives and represents The Graduate School at college fairs and professional conferences.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the lifecycle for multiple graduate pathways, conducting outreach to inquiries, applicants and admitted students to enhance conversion at all stages
  • Uses the CRM, Slate, and centralization application service to maintain applicant records, track outreach and initiatives and handle events, communications and reporting
  • Executes efficient practices on and works with program directors and faculty in application review, interview processes and yield efforts
  • Assists in planning and carrying out virtual and in-person on and off campus events including information sessions, interview days and admitted student events
  • Participates in recruitment travel to attract qualified candidates and build relationships with external constituents
  • Works with the Assistant Dean to design and implement comprehensive strategic enrollment management plans
  • Develops and implements admissions communications in conjunction with marketing colleagues
  • Builds the student and alumni ambassador program

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 4 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of recruitment strategy and tactic development
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse applicant populations
  • Excellent technical skills and experience with CRM (Slate)
  • High attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and work collaboratively and independently
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presenting
  • Can work alongside faculty and administration across the institution to achieve goals
  • Ability to travel to recruitment events nationwide

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in higher education or a related discipline
  • Graduate professional, medical or healthcare admissions experience
  • SIS (PeopleSoft) and centralized application service (CAS) knowledge
  • Aptitude for managing situations with high level of tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated success in problem solving

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