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The Michael G. Foster School of Business consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. As of Fall 2020, over 1,300 students were enrolled in 12 top 25 ranked graduate programs, with a total of 3,420 students enrolled at the school. At the Foster School of Business, our purpose is that together we foster leaders, we foster insights, and we foster progress to better humanity. With more than 3,000 students across 14 degree programs, 60,000 alumni contributing to companies’ and economies’ successes around the world, and based in one of America’s fastest growing and most vibrant cities, UW Foster provides an amazing opportunity for career success. You will be part of a dynamic team adding momentum to a business school already on the move to becoming better together, better tomorrow.
The Foster School has an outstanding opportunity for a Recruiting and Admissions Specialist to support the execution of our mission and purpose in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) programs.
These are self-sustaining graduate degree programs geared toward training future business leaders in the fields of supply chain and business analytics. The Recruiting and Admissions Specialist will report to the MSBA Assistant Director of Admissions & Marketing and supports both programs’ admissions strategies and initiatives as determined by the respective heads of recruiting and admissions. The position will interact regularly with other staff, faculty, and prospective students in a wide range of advising and administrative tasks.
This full-time position is based at our Seattle campus. Please note, this position will likely operate remotely through early September until further guidance has been provided by the University of Washington.
Outreach & Recruitment
•The Recruiting and Admissions Specialist is first in line to speak with prospective students. This person must have a deep understanding of the programs and be flexible to meet with candidates via drop-in or appointments, Zoom, phone or email. •Respond to a high volume of inquiries about topics such as program fees, financial aid, curriculum, career services provided, informational events, application process, etc. •Advise prospective students on the MSBA and MSCM programs – prerequisites, minimum requirements, curriculum, program fit, and preparation of application materials. Guide prospective students throughout the admissions process. •Represent the graduate program at career fairs, recruiting events and meetings. •May occasionally present information sessions or application workshops to prospective students. •Partner with heads of recruiting and admissions from the MSBA and MSCM programs to manage and execute the Student Ambassador programs. •Coordinate the prospective student Class Visit programs. •Manage the programs’ CRM prospect and applicant data and be responsible for data integrity. •Produce and update program marketing collateral, such as the Class Profile and Program Overview info sheets. •Monitor websites and make changes as necessary to keep information current and accurate. •Participate in other recruiting activities as needed.
Admissions & New Student Onboarding
•Manage the inflow of application materials and maintain confidential applicant information with a high degree of accuracy. Correspond with applicants regarding materials received. •Track candidates as they move through the evaluation, interview, and decision process. Monitor the waitlist, providing updates to and responding to questions from candidates until they receive final decisions. •Prepare admission decision materials and convey admissions decisions in the Graduate School’s MyGrad Program. •Design and manage the new student onboarding process including, but not limited to, Orientation. Partner with all program staff to ensure a smooth transition from applicant to student. •Plan, oversee and execute Orientation activities and events.
•Act as liaison with the UW Graduate School to ensure UW and Foster School policies and procedures are followed. •Oversee program budgets for Orientation and onboarding events and activities. •Other duties as assigned.
•Bachelor’s degree in business, social sciences, education or related field. •Three years of experience in an admissions/advising/counseling capacity in an educational or non-profit setting or related field.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Strong interpersonal skills and proven success working in a highly collaborative professional environment. •Excellent communication and presentation skills. •Strong technological savvy and a high level of proficiency with the MS Office Suite. •Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and initiative. •Resourceful and innovative attitude and a desire to use available information to solve problems in a self-directed manner. •Flexibility and ability to support evening and Saturday program events and activities when needed.
•Admissions or enrollment management experience. •Experience working in a university or educational setting. •Master’s degree in education, student services, or related field. •Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM software and/or advanced database skills. •High level of motivation, excellent at follow-up, team-player that delivers within defined timelines. •Ability to relate positively with culturally diverse populations. •Experience working within a complex organizational structure and managing relationships across multiple departments and levels within an organization. •Demonstrated ability to successfully manage diverse work assignments and priorities that range in duration and time sensitivity to meet deadlines, implement organizational skills and multi-task.
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