Senior Director, Undergraduate Admissions

US-NY-New York
9 months ago
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Enrollment - Admissions



Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.


Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment Management, the Senior Director of Undergraduate Admissions provides strategic leadership and effective management of the undergraduate enrollment team. The Senior Director is responsible for creating and carrying out a robust strategic plan to meet first-year and transfer enrollment goals and working collaboratively with Deans, Department Chairs, and other Directors within enrollment services to enhance recruitment efforts and admissions standards. Based out of either Manhattan or Old Westbury, the Senior Director manages staff at both New York campuses.


As a member of the senior management team of the Enrollment Services Division, the Senior Director will participate in strategic planning, outcomes assessment activities, program development, external relations, and daily administration of the admissions operation. He/she will assist the Dean of Enrollment Management as well as the Vice President for Enrollment in the accomplishment of annual divisional objectives in support of strategic goals and mission of the college. The Senior Director must have an understanding of the higher education landscape and apply that knowledge to various recruitment and enrollment strategies as they relate to high school, transfer and international students.



  • Provide strategic leadership in the advancement of enrollment goals; use both internal and external data to drive strategic recommendations;
  • Initiate and lead an effective recruitment plan in order to meet undergraduate enrollment goals;
  • Working closely with the various deans, colleges and academic departments within NYIT, develop and carry out robust recruitment and yield strategies by college and program;
  • Working with the Associate Dean of Financial Aid, develop financial aid leveraging strategies in order to meet enrollment goals;
  • Serve as a key decision maker with such strategic partners as Royall & Company, Hardwick Day, Hobsons and TargetX;
  • Develop close relationships with key influencers at high schools in our local market and establish relationships with high schools in growing secondary markets; engage community college leadership in order to maintain/update current articulation agreements and towards the establishment of new agreements;
  • Establish relationships and work effectively with counterparts in such areas as Communications & Marketing and Student Affairs;
  • Hire, train and supervise a team of professional and support staff members at both campuses to ensure best in class and extraordinary customer service;
  • Prepare regular reports and analyses to ensure the success of all recruitment and yield activities;
  • The Director may be asked to serve on various faculty and staff ad hoc or standing NYIT




The ideal candidate has an understanding of the higher education landscape especially as it relates to both first year and transfer recruitment and enrollment as well as significant experience in strategic planning, data analysis, articulation agreements, and staff supervision. Exceptional interpersonal, writing, communication, decision-making, collaboration and organizational skills are also mandatory. Experience with student information data systems such as PeopleSoft and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) is preferred. Ability to work some nights and weekends as well as travel between campuses as needed is expected.


Master’s degree required and a minimum of 5-8 years of progressive, professional experience in admissions. The candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends when required.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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