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University of Rochester Assistant Director of Recruitment - 233327 in Rochester, New York

Assistant Director of Recruitment Job ID 233327

Location Simon Grad School Business Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Simon Grad Sch Admis/Reg



Simon offers a rigorously quantitative, economics-based approach to decision-making in one of the most diverse student communities of any business school in America. We firmly believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment benefits all members of our community, and we are committed to working toward lasting, systemic change in our efforts to educate the next generation of business leaders. This year, US News & World Report recognized Simon’s Full-Time MBA as the #1 most diverse Top 50 program, a nod to our commitment to building a welcoming community.

Simon’s degree programs inspire a new level of clarity: about how analytical frameworks drive success in business; about what it takes to collaborate and manage in the contemporary, global workplace; and about professional growth and goals. Simon’s MBA programs (Full-Time, Part-Time, and Executive) and four Full-Time MS programs (Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing Analytics) are STEM designated, which signals program quality and rigor to employers. Additionally, STEM designation allows international students the opportunity to work in the US for up to 36 months after graduation if hired in a STEM-eligible role. Simon's Full-Time MBA is ranked No. 25 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek (2021); No. 16 in the US by The Economist (2021); and No. 5 in the world for finance, No. 4 in the world for economics, No. 13 in the US among the top MBAs for women, and No. 9 in the US for entrepreneurship by Financial Times (2019, 2018). Our faculty teach and our staff support across all programs, so Full-Time MBA rankings are a strong signal of the value students can expect at Simon—no matter which degree they pursue. In addition, Financial Times ranked Simon No. 3 in the US for pre-experience MS in Finance programs (2020).


To function as Admissions Officer for the Simon School’s MBA or MS Programs (full and part time). To market the School’s programs to groups and individuals; interview and provide follow-up information to applicants; significant program and project management; travel for recruitment purposes; research and write reports for program assessment.


With limited direction and considerable latitude for exercising independent judgment and decision making:

  • Oversee individual and mass outreach to prospective students who have not yet applied for MBA or MS study (part-time and full-time), including identification and prioritization of prospective candidates and relationship management through follow up to on-campus events, recruitment travel, web prospects, and GMAT/GRE test-takers (20%)

  • Conduct pre-application assessments and informational meetings with candidates to sell the School and provide preliminary evaluation on candidates for admission; assess and communicate admissions requirements; explains program requirements to applicants and to others. This requires significant knowledge of the Simon School and requires independent judgment to assess the qualities of each applicant. (20%)

  • Travels domestically and internationally for up to 8 weeks per year (day, partial week or full week trips for international travel) for recruitment purposes. Represents the Simon School at partner organization recruitment events. Additional undergraduate visits are required within assigned territory to meet with placement directors and key faculty members. (20%)

  • Works occasional weekends and evenings to support recruitment events and yield events as assigned. (5%)

  • Makes recommendations for admission and scholarships as applicable. Interviews candidates as needed in support of the Admissions and Enrollment team. (5%)

  • Supervises Graduate Assistants assigned to conduct outreach to prospective students (5%)

  • Enhance and identify web-based content to best market and sell the Simon School. Completes ad hoc projects as assigned related to recruitment and marketing the Simon brand. (10%)

  • Uses Slate CRM on a regular basis for prospect tracking, emailing and reports. Must commit to tracking prospects and updating application statuses within Slate on a regular basis. (10%)

  • Other projects or duties as assigned. (5%)


Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years’ experience in business development, marketing or admissions; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s work/degree and working knowledge of MBA and MS programs preferred. Requires strong interpersonal/personal selling skills and customer service focus; attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects; relationship management and development; Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity; Strong computer and database management skills. Valid NYS motor vehicle license and passport are necessary.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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