Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of Admissions and Marketing for the Climate School translates key priorities for the School into comprehensive, concrete, and collaborative admissions, recruitment, and marketing strategies. The director will be a key team member in developing actionable current and future admissions and marketing strategies as the School grows from inception to its next stages of development.
Oversees and operationalizes admissions recruitment, applicant review, assessment and communications processes for the degree programs conferred directly by the Climate School (MA, MS, PHD). Incorporates best practices in higher education admissions, financial aid and related domains. Deploys institutional aid, consistent with School priorities. Embeds strategies to support and diversify student recruitment, matriculation, and retention. Develops databases, links to internal and external partners and units, and faculty and staff relationships in order to fulfill these duties.
Oversees marketing, advertising and recruitment for Climate School awarded degree programs. Collaborates with other Columbia schools and partners to create a cohesive and succinct communications strategy to support all climate and sustainability related programs at Columbia, recognizing their successful history and distinct positions at the university and within other partner schools. Collaborates with internal Climate School stakeholders to identify marketing opportunities amongst degree programs and non-degree programs, including but not limited to executive education and K-12 programming.
Develops short, medium, and long-term student aid strategies and systems to meet evolving school needs. Collaborates with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Student Financial Services to ensure seamless support to students. Develops comprehensive plans for the best path forward for the School and where student financial aid services will reside in the coming two, five and ten years.
Other duties as assigned including identifying additional strategic priorities for admissions and educational programs that include but are not limited to involvement in market analysis and ongoing evaluation of academic programming.
Bachelor???s degree and/or its equivalent required.
Master???s degree in higher education administration or related field preferred.
Seven years related work experience required.
User level experience with Microsoft Office required.
Excellent verbal and written skills required.
Must be able to work independently, under the general supervision of the senior associate dean.
Must have a strong customer-service orientation and demonstrate a high degree of tact, discretion, and diplomacy.
Extensive experience with Slate preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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