The New School seeks a proven, dynamic, and forward-thinking professional for the position of Director of Undergraduate Admission for Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment, the Director will provide leadership, direction, and implementation for a comprehensive enrollment strategy for Lang that is continually evolving, assessed and refined, to remain consistent with the goals and mission of the University and Enrollment Management and Strategic Partnerships (EMSP) and provide leadership and mentorship to a professional admission team. The Director will work collaboratively with EMSP Leadership, Deans, Program Chairs, admission committees and other members of the University's leadership team and staff in meeting enrollment goals, and in advancing the academic quality and diversity of the university's student body. The primary objective of this position is to identify and recruit best fit undergraduate students interested in studying the liberal arts in an urban, reading- and writing-intensive seminar-based environment, who are ideally motivated by social justice issues while providing leadership and mentorship to a staff of counselors and peers.
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Facilitate the establishment of annual recruitment goals, oversee the development and documentation and execution of the admission rubric and requirements
Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment/outreach strategy for Lang that integrates with overall undergraduate recruitment plan
Engage stakeholders within and across the university to develop and execute school specific enrollment and financial aid strategies to ensure meeting budget and headcount goals.
Analyze historic data and current trends to provide data-driven rationale for strategies. Measure and report ROI on initiatives.
Maintain operational calendar that allocates staff appropriately for a high-volume office and that ensures good customer service
Oversee hiring, training, supervision of direct reports. Provide mentorship, identify training opportunities, professional development, and areas of concentration to develop junior staff.
Manage admission budget and monitor expenditures to ensure fiscal responsibility and adherence to university policy
Represent The New School Undergraduate Programs in a full range of recruitment activities and special events, both on- and off-campus. Research and recommend a schedule appropriate to the territory and pool of applicants. Plan and develop new activities and events as needed
Build relationships with external constituents at secondary schools, colleges, CBO's and independent counseling centers. Develop and maintain partnerships with organizations identified as strategic to TNS
Train staff annually on The New School's holistic and equitable admission application review
Responsible for the oversight of BA/BFA admissions between Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design, and the School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Partner with other university leaders representing the division in university-wide planning and policy decisions. Serve as the primary link to faculty and administrative offices on matters of undergraduate admission policy and procedures for Eugene Lang College. Responsible for dissemination of information, implementation of strategy, and reporting on progress and outcomes.
In collaboration with Operations and Systems, define the application process and ensure the application build collects the legal and appropriate data to analyze and process applications. Ensure that the business processes in the coding of the CRM align with TNS policy and provide a smooth application process for applicants and create processes that align the CRM systems to the application process and ultimately lead to a smooth handoff of data to the Registrar's Office and Institutional Research team.
Chair admissions committee that reviews undergraduate applicants
Consult with The New School's Office of Marketing and Communication to develop and schedule all Lang admissions publications
Manage the inquiry, applicant, and admitted student pools including outreach via telephone, social media, print and electronic communication plans
Coordinate with the other admission directors on new recruitment and communication strategies
Oversee the coordination of on campus events and daily campus visitation programs for Lang admission in concert with the Enrollment Services team
Actively participate in campus programming related to orientation, retention, graduation, receptions, and other events
Other duties and projects as assigned
Bachelor's degree required; a graduate degree preferred
Experience with a liberal arts admission operation
Possess a strong knowledge of undergraduate education admission recruitment policies and practices
Proven, successful track record in achieving college admissions goals
Significant, progressively responsible management experience in college admission (5-7 years)
Proven record of building a team and managing a large staff in a fast paced environment
Outstanding public relations and communication skills
Possess knowledge of admission information technology, including prospect management, student information systems, and report generation tools
Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, and emotional intelligence that fosters collaboration and inclusion from stakeholders across the university and within the community at large.
Vocal advocate of the value of an Liberal Arts education
Experience working with the CRM Slate
Driver's license and valid passport required
Ability to adhere to University COVID-19 policy and requirements.
Strong preference for candidates who are familiar with Eugene Lang College's peer institutions and market position
Prior experience working with international populations
Experience working with both traditional and non- traditional students
Internal Number: 21841
About The New School
The New School, a leading university in downtown New York City, offers degree and nondegree academic programs in design, the social sciences, the liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. Students benefit from small classes, superior resources, and renowned faculty members who practice what they teach. Continuing education courses and public programs place the university at the center of New York’s cultural and intellectual life.