CUNY Director of Admissions for Outreach activities in New York, New York


Reporting to the VP of Enrollment Management, the Director of Admissions and Outreach is a critical member of the Enrollment Management senior staff and is responsible for the ongoing leadership, development, and implementation of campus recruiting, communication, and outreach activities for freshman including new, transfer and international students.

The position’s primary function is to provide strategic direction for all student recruitment and communication initiatives in order to meet the college’s enrollment goals. The Director helps strengthen and streamline freshmen admissions systems and procedures, as well as builds a successful, flexible, motivated, and unified team.

The Director leads and directs freshmen prospect identification and recruitment, including but not limited to high school and adult recruitment events, targeted visitation programming, and student tele-counseling operations. The Director provides programmatic and supervisory management, develops, and oversees the use of social media, e-mail, and web-based enrollment management marketing.

The position works closely and collaboratively with other departments. The Director recommends best practices and resources to engage students and continuously build, lead, and assess recruitment outreach and communications.


Bachelor's Degree and eight years' related experience required.

Excellent communication and presentation skills. Proven ability to work with both international and domestic students with diverse backgrounds and needs. Proven ability to establish rapport with students, faculty, alumni, employers and staff colleagues. A self-starter who demonstrates strong analytical/organizational and problem solving skills. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience in leading and motivating staff to achieve goals, expertise with various computer and database systems including a CRM, and a commitment to use of technology and analytics in admissions operations and strategies. Travel throughout the New York City metro area will be required, including weekends and evenings.

In addition, the following qualifications are highly preferred:

  • A proven track record of success in recruitment and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of an admissions office.

  • Expertise in facilitating organizational development and change.

  • Competency in analyzing recruitment-related data and assessing programming activities as part of a strategic enrollment planning initiative.

  • An understanding of innovative uses of technology in the recruitment process.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.


Develops, implements, and manages one or more major admissions and recruiting functions.

  • Manages overall recruitment and admissions processes

  • Develops recruiting strategies for the College and/or specific programs or groups and works closely with academic departments, programs, and administrators to coordinate marketing and recruiting

  • Manages the development and distribution of recruiting materials and communications of all kinds

  • Manages admissions operations and staff, including coordination with outside organizations and University administration

  • Oversees department budget including developing detailed proposals to support recruitment and admissions

  • Evaluates and reports outcomes; uses information in statistical, fiscal, and other reports to make improvements to the recruiting process

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Admissions Director


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Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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December 26, 2016


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Job Title: Director of Admissions for Outreach activities

Job ID: 15853

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular