Assistant Director, Admissions

Updated: 10 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


Booth Admissions, MBA Programs: Admissions

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business 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 56,000 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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Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions is an integral part of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) Full-Time MBA Admissions team. This position is a key member of the Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA Admissions Committee, focusing on evaluation strategy, candidate selection, global outreach, and applicant population management.


  • Contributes as a member of the Admissions Committee, including hosting recruitment events and information sessions worldwide and virtually; conducting candidate evaluation; and participating in programmatic yield activities.
  • Participates in all aspects of the Full-Time MBA and deferred admission pathway recruitment, selection, and yield processes and serves as a resource and point-of-contact for interested students.
  • Serves as fundamental collaborator on evaluation strategy and application reading process.
  • Manages current student and alumni relationships to gain insight into international markets and further build the Chicago Booth brand globally.
  • Supports Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions with managing specific applicant populations, including Full-Time MBA candidates in deferral, those pursuing joint degrees, and waitlisted applicants.
  • Recruits and/or evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these tasks independently or with some guidance and instruction from others.
  • Participates in special projects such as developing marketing materials, monitoring budgets and recruiting underrepresented groups with moderate/high levels of authority.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Higher education and admissions experience.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience using Technolutions Slate as an application management system.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstration of exceptional written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Professional demeanor including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach.
  • A proven record of accomplished time management and organizational skills, as well as exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines and work successfully as a member of a team.
  • Work independently, possess a self-motivated disposition, and an aptitude to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes, all while achieving key objectives resulting in desired outcomes.

Working Conditions

  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Occasionally participate in domestic and international recruitment travel.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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