Chicago, Illinois

Location: Hyde Park Campus Job Description: Directs the application reading and review life cycle, including the creation of the annual admissions life cycle calendar, application review process and decision release. Creates and leads training for all new and existing staff and students on application reading and review. Partners with the Director of Student Recruitment to evaluate and update application, develop and implement assessment tools, processes, etc. Overall management of the Admissions Fellows program. Recruits, evaluates, hires and trains 70+ student leaders as Admissions Fellows. Supervises one Assistant Director focusing on deferred admission pathway programs for undergraduates, and provides strategic oversight to this Assistant Director as a program manager, including assistance managing questions, recruitment strategy, and selecting candidates for the program. Oversees the Admissions Interview process including on-campus Admissions Fellows and remote volunteer coordination. Participates as a member of the Admissions Committee, including recruitment events, information sessions, and candidate evaluation.  Participates and assists in department-sponsored events, including prospective student events and Admit Weekends.   Travel is required, approximately 20 days a year. Expands outreach messaging via alumni clubs and special events and/or reunions. Maintains updated alumni contact records and cultivates new contacts in appropriate industries. Manages portfolio of prospective students that require special handling. Manages regional event programming such as receptions and career trek field trips for students. Works independently to expand outreach to employers in the region. Performs other related work as needed. Preferred Qualifications Education: Masterâ™s degree. Experience: A minimum three years of work experience in a professional environment, preferrably higher education and admissions. Experience assisting with operational management of an applicant review process in a higher education institution or professional setting. Experience reading, reviewing, and training others to review applications in a selective higher education setting or workplace. Technical Skills or Knowledge: Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). SLATE experience. Preferred Competencies Demonstration of both exceptional written and spoken communication skills. Professional demeanor including tact, discretion and a customer service oriented approach. A proven record of accomplishment of time management and organizational skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail, especially in the management of multi-stage operational processes. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and proven ability to meet deadlines and work successfully as member of a team. Working Conditions This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office. Application Documents Resume/CV (required) Cover Letter (required) The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.