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Associate Director of Resident Professional Graduate Admissions

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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The Smeal College of Business Professional Graduate Programs Office is seeking candidates for the role of Associate Director of Resident Professional Graduate Admissions. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, this position is primarily responsible for meeting graduate student admissions objectives for the full-time Resident MBA Program and multiple one-year residential Masters programs in Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Management, and Real Estate. Ideal candidate will assist with developing recruiting strategy, evaluating applications, interviewing candidates (in-person and virtually), discussing recommendations, and making admission and financial aid decisions. This position is also responsible for helping develop and manage marketing strategy, building relationships with external partners, advising students and families on program offerings, alumni outreach, planning recruiting events, and representing the Smeal Professional Graduate Program portfolio at recruiting fairs and events both on-campus and across the U.S. This position will supervise between 1 and 4 student workers to support on-campus recruiting events.

Requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven history of relationship building experience; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines; ability to work with diverse audiences; experience coordinating travel and recruiting resources; and the ability to work independently and collaboratively while traveling. Knowledge of Penn State systems (GRADS, 25 Live, ERS, LionPATH) and of Salesforce.com are beneficial. This position requires operation of a motor vehicle as a part of the job duties and working some nights and weekends for special events. Domestic travel is required during peak recruiting times. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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