University of Chicago Assistant Director, Admissions in Chicago, Illinois

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About the Unit

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest 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 43,000 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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Unit Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Admissions recruits and evaluates applicants for admission to the Full-Time MBA Program at Chicago Booth. The Assistant Director will serve as an active team member of the Operations team and serve as a member of the Admissions Committee, participating in the recruitment and evaluation of prospective and admitted students. They will assist with planning and implementing recruiting strategies utilizing alumni in the admissions process by organizing presentations, special events, and marketing campaigns. The Assistant Director will assist the operations team in executing the alumni interview process. They will also help manage special program geared towards newly admitted students and other ad hoc projects and initiatives as assigned.


  • Work with the Sr. Associate Director to develop and implement opportunities for alumni engagement within the admissions process.

  • Executing Pre-MBA programs and initiatives working across multiple Booth teams, interacting with students, managing communication and overall operations with the guidance of the Sr. Associate Director.

  • Find new ways to identify, train and engage key alumni in the admissions interview process including execution of Super Saturday events twice a year. Partner with the Sr. Associate Director to oversee efforts of our ongoing "Shape the Class" alumni engagement and referral campaign as well as develop ongoing communication plans to engage alumni in our efforts.

  • Help create and foster engagement of students in the admission process so to keep them engaged as alumni.

  • Participate as a member of the Admissions Committee, including recruitment events, information sessions, and candidate evaluation.

  • Participate and assist in department-sponsored events, including prospective student events and Admit Weekends.

  • Some travel required.


Bachelor's degree required.


A minimum two years of work experience in a professional environment required, higher education preferred.

Management experience preferred.


Strong interpersonal and presentation skills required. Knowledge of database technology and Microsoft Office required. Ability to learn new technologies quickly required. Strong communication skills, both oral and written required. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail required. Ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision required. Ability to travel for recruitment events required.

Required Job Seeker Documents

Resume Cover Letter

Optional Job Seeker Documents

Requisition Number: 103803

Departmental Job Title: Assistant Director, Admissions

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Department: 30348-BUS-Admissions

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 37.5

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular, some evenings and weekends required

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: No

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 10-12-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 04-12-2018