Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Executive MBA Program – Europe

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions will establish and cultivate relationships with prospective students, current students and alumni in an effort to recruit the highest caliber students to Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA Program in London. The Assistant Director will help execute the recruitment and marketing strategy in the EMEA region, and participate in the evaluation and selection of applicants. This is a full time post.

Please note that UK work authorization is required for this position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to connect with prospective students. Develop and maintain a portfolio of leads, building a strong pipeline from initial point of inquiry to enrolment.
  • Develop relationships with current students and alumni to generate leads and other opportunities.
  • Help devise and execute activities designed to generate an overall increase in leads and applications, including underrepresented groups.
  • Conduct MBA recruitment activities. Responsibilities include travelling locally and internationally for the purpose of presenting at, and attending, various recruiting events (121 events, Information Sessions, alumni events etc.).
  • In collaboration with the wider team, develop and execute a communication plan for leads in our database. Propose recommendations for future initiatives.
  • Help manage our promotion plan via the use of direct mail, digital, social, print media and other channels. Work with our external marketing agencies and vendors to maximize our advertising spend.
  • Assist with the development of our marketing collateral and contribute to our social media presence in co-ordination with the other campuses.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of applicants, provide feedback on candidate profiles. Help with interviews where required.
  • Provide operational support when required, including scheduling of interviews, creation of reports and processing of new applications.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. United Kingdom work authorization required
  2. Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal skills required. Presenting skills are a must.
  3. The post holder should be a self-starter with a can-do attitude. We’re looking for an outgoing team player who has an ability to engage with people of all levels and cultural backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrable success at meeting targets preferred.
  5. Ideally five or more years’ experience in a similar role, preferably in higher education within the EMEA market, preferred.
  6. Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends and to travel both domestically and internationally
  7. Proficiency with using and managing databases required.
  8. A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) is required.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Chicago Booth offers an attractive benefits package including 25 days holiday per year (plus 8 Bank Holidays), Private Medical Insurance, a contributory pension scheme, interest-free travel card loan scheme, and more.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please send a CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and motivations for applying for this position to: Rachel.Waites@chicagobooth.edu

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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