Assistant Director, Admissions

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023


Booth EMBA: Marketing and Admissions 2

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 56,000 accomplished alumni.
-strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

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Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Admissions significantly contributes to the Executive MBA admissions team in attracting, evaluating, and yielding the most qualified candidates for the Executive MBA Program. In addition, this position is responsible for many of the operational responsibilities of the team, especially within Slate. This critical position will manage the prospective student lifecycle and be the business process lead for admissions-related activities.


  • Executes recruitment activities and strategies to meet enrollment goals.
  • Counsels and guides prospective students by employing a consultative sales approach and nurturing candidates via phone calls, email, events, and other outreach.
  • Presents at admissions events such as information sessions, webinars, masterclass workshops, and open-house days.
  • Supports the planning and execution of recruiting events, virtually, locally, and nationally.
  • Works closely with recruiting and admissions colleagues for EMEA and Asia Executive MBA Programs.
  • Promotes the Executive MBA through knowledge of the value proposition and serves as a brand ambassador embodying the Chicago Booth culture at all times.
  • Backup office contact for managing email, phone, and walk-in inquiries about the Executive MBA program in order to initiate relationships with prospects.
  • Some travel (10%) is required for recruiting and yield programs. Travel will be primarily domestic, with a possibility of an occasional international trip.
  • Participates in candidate evaluation activities, including CV reviews and application reading. Focus on the North America Program with some involvement in EMEA and Asia admissions, too.
  • Counsels prospective students on the admissions test (EA, GMAT, GRE) to evaluate and provide guidance regarding their candidacy.
  • Manages the operations associated with the application process, including collection of application documents and tuition deposits.
  • Continually improves processes associated with admissions activities to enhance prospective student satisfaction and the timeliness of admissions decisions.
  • Uses Slate as a communication and application system.
  • Manages email communications for prospects, applicants, and admitted students, creating content, developing queries, and tracking outcomes.
  • Owns the application decision process within the Slate system, from creating emails to entering decisions to tracking responses.
  • Creates events, develops templates, and designs forms for utilization in recruiting efforts.
  • Assists team members in troubleshooting problem areas within the system.
  • Provides training and support to other team members navigating the Slate system.
  • Serves as a local Slate Captain on a global Slate committee. Some key responsibilities include attending global Slate committee meetings, sharing Slate expertise with colleagues, managing local Slate requirements and acting as a local Slate resource for troubleshooting issues.
  • Successfully partners with global colleagues in London and Hong Kong to collaborate on global initiatives.
  • Coordinates the transition from admissions to Student Life and Program Operations for admitted students.
  • Attends, supports, and participates in various student-related events led by Student Life and Program Operations; works some evenings and Saturdays as needed.
  • Recruits and/or evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these tasks independently or with some guidance and instruction from others.
  • Participates in special projects such as developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets and recruiting underrepresented groups with moderate/high levels of authority.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • MBA or similar degree.


  • Minimum one year of admissions or admissions-related experience, including admissions evaluations.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of database technology (Slate) and Microsoft Office, as well as the ability to learn new technologies quickly.

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Discretion and customer service orientation.
  • Work successfully as part of a global team.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Travel for recruitment events.

Working Conditions

  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Work evenings and Saturdays.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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