Cornell Tech is a new graduate campus of Cornell University that brings together faculty, students, business leaders and tech entrepreneurs in a catalytic environment to reinvent the way we live in the digital age.
A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth, which serves as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process. We see Cornell Tech serving as a model organization for our students, demonstrating the operations of a highly effective, dynamic, information-age organization. Further information about the Cornell Tech campus is available at www.tech.cornell.edu.
As our graduate programs continue to grow, Cornell Tech seeks an experienced and data-driven enrollment and admissions leader to oversee recruitment, admissions and financial aid for our technical and professional master's programs with an overall goal of enrolling the highest caliber, diverse students. Reporting to Cornell Tech's chief administrative officer and the Cornell University vice president for enrollment, the position manages a team who work closely with faculty program directors and campus leadership to establish enrollment management priorities, develop and implement systems and processes, and build pipeline programs to enhance enrollment outreach.
Other key responsibilities include analysis of enrollment data and market trends, development of strategic enrollment outreach and communications, and management of a cohesive student recruitment and selection plan in close partnership with faculty program directors and campus leadership. The position oversees enrollment enterprise systems, working with staff and faculty to create scalable processes for applicant assessment and admission, awarding and distributing scholarship aid, and collaborating closely with the leadership of Ithaca-based academic units in support of Cornell Tech programs.
Specific responsibilities include:
Oversee daily operations and maintain budgetary responsibility for all enrollment and admissions operations. Hire, supervise, direct and support the professional staff team for enrollment and admissions.
Responsible for strategic planning and goal-setting for Cornell Tech master's enrollment in close collaboration with academic deans, campus leadership and faculty program directors informed by analytic models for planning and forecasting including providing dashboards, analysis, ad hoc reports, and transparent data to drive development of actionable insights.
Ensure compliance with university, city, State, and Federal policies and laws related to admissions, enrollment and financial aid including data retention and confidentiality.
Work closely with Cornell Tech, Cornell Ithaca and Technion faculty, staff, and support teams to ensure that all aspects of enrollment, financial aid, marketing, outreach and matriculation for Cornell Tech master's degree programs are coordinated. This includes:
Joint formulation, execution and evaluation of an integrated communications and marketing plan using appropriate metrics as well as tools and other enrollment outreach enterprise systems.
Working closely with Faculty Program Directors to develop, execute and evaluate comprehensive enrollment management strategies for all master's programs at Cornell Tech, including but not limited to academic evaluation of applicants and awarding of merit-based financial aid.
Collaborate with Student Services and Career Management to ensure successful transition from applicant to enrolled student.
Manage the discount rate for Cornell Tech master's financial aid program, in close partnership with Finance, Alumni Affairs and Development and other constituents.
Participate in admissions-related initiatives at the university level; representing Cornell Tech at appropriate professional meetings.
Define and maintain operations, procedures, and database/communications systems used in the assessment of applications, including managing yield, diversity, waitlist, and deferrals, focusing on customer.
Master's degree and 5-7 years progressively responsible experience in graduate or undergraduate enrollment management, admissions, and financial aid.or related field. Proven track record of achieving enrollment objectives. Experience developing and implementing strategic marketing and/or outreach campaigns. Ability to effectively manage staff, work independently and prioritize work. Experience with CRM and other digital tools. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively market and present degree programs to target audiences; ability to network and build relationships; strong quantitative and analytical skills, qualitative and critical thinking skills, supervisory and mentoring skills, collaboration skills internally and externally; demonstrated commitment to developing an inclusive and diverse student population; knowledge of higher education culture and career fields. Strong service orientation. Ability to sustain ethical workplace practices and confidentiality. Ability to travel.
Background in relevant tech field highly desirable.
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