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Asst Dean, GSBS Admiss & Recru
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Provide leadership for graduate student recruitment and admissions. Develop partnerships with academic departments and coordinate with Colleges and academic departments' recruitment activities.
Lead and manage the functions of recruitment, admissions, student services for prospective and new students Coordinates and participates in recruitment travel, including attendance at conferences and recruitment fairs, visits to colleges and universities Facilitate faculty- and department/program-initiated recruitment activities Oversee and implement all pre-review communications with applicants Coordinate effort with Institutional offices Counsel prospective applicants regarding admissions requirements Advise and approve web-based recruitment content Maintain recruitment-oriented social media presence for the GSBS Collaborate with Departments and Programs to establish and review recruitment strategies Develop, implement, and evaluate student recruitment efforts through data analysis in conjunction with academic departments Assists the Dean in setting annual recruitment targets Operations:
Maintain and update CRM (customer relations management) /application systems Oversee annual review and revision of the application for admission Oversee the collection of application materials Oversee the assessment of quantitative admissions criteria Travel to and attendance at conferences on best practices in admission and graduate education, e.g. NAGAP, BioGAP Applicant Review:
Facilitate faculty-led holistic review of applications to select candidates for admission Maintain accurate admission records Communicate decisions to applicants Candidate Interviews:
Oversee the logistical aspects of scheduling candidate interviews with faculty Oversee planning and execution of candidate interview event Communicate with candidates prior to and throughout the interview process Coordinate faculty-led assessment and recommendation and deliver to Dean. Communicate final admissions decision to candidates. Coordinate faculty participation in post-decision recruitment Oversee yields on offers Maintain accurate records of communications and decisions Policy & Procedural Assessment:
Oversee the maintenance of admissions records Annually assess technical aspects of admission, including CRM, scheduling Assist the Dean with annual review of admissions policies and procedures Assist the Dean with periodic reviews of admissions and recruitment actions and their impact Qualifications
MS or Doctoral (preferred) degree in relevant area At least 3 years of experience in one or more of the following: admissions and/or recruitment in an academic setting, university operations, diversity and inclusion in an academic setting, or student/academic affairs Experience working with university faculty, students and staff Ability to effectively supervise, develop, and mentor staff, knowledge of market research, a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and provide creative solutions. Familiar with principles and best practices around admissions, outreach, recruitment, student services, yield, and data driven management A focus on identifying ways to recruit a diverse student population that will cultivate an inclusive and collaborative community. Outstanding presentation and communication skills Demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service and professionalism. Domestic travel required Excellent critical thinking and interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written skills as utilized in effective management Familiarity with social media-based recruitment strategies Familiarity with Customer Relations Management or Application systems Proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
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