Assistant Director, Admissions / 招生部中方招生助理

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

The Assistant Director, Admissions is an integral member of the Chinese admissions team and will travel extensively to assigned regions within China to conduct outreach and recruit Chinese applicants to NYU Shanghai. The Assistant Director will review applications and support the selection process and work closely with the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and other colleagues on planning and executing on and off-campus events, the student ambassador program and campus tours. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for responding to incoming inquiries from prospective and current applicants to NYU Shanghai. 


The main responsibilities include:

Outreach and Recruitment (50%)

  • Travel to assigned regions within China to promote NYU Shanghai and recruit potential students; 
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with key regional stakeholders, including key high schools and the relevant offices of the Education and Examination Administrations of assigned provinces;
  • Conduct in-person and virtual information sessions, specialized workshops, high school visits and campus tours for prospective students and their parents;
  • Represent NYU Shanghai at regional events with stakeholder audiences, such as high school fairs, conferences and exhibitions. 

Evaluation and Selection (25%)

  • Review large numbers of applications from China for admission to NYU Shanghai;
  • Develop expertise on examinations and grading scales of assigned territories;
  • Support the maintenance and operation of information systems for the Chinese admissions, quota allocation and matriculation processes;
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Candidate Weekend and yield events. 

Additional Responsibilities (25%)

  • Assist with the management of the student ambassador program; 
  • Answer phone and email inquiries;
  • Support the operation and function of the Welcome Center;
  • Data entry;
  • General office administration;
  • Additional assignments as required.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Required Experience

  • Previous working experience in Chinese higher education institutions preferred.

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Native Mandarin speaker, with excellent speaking, writing and presentation skills;
  • Strong English communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Chinese and US higher education systems;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and client service skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; 
  • Facility with Microsoft Office suite and experience using student-based CRMs preferred;
  • Significant domestic travel and to New York is expected;
  • Availability on evenings and weekends.  

About NYU Shanghai


NYU Shanghai  is China’s first Sino-US research university and the third degree-granting campus of the NYU Global Network. We were founded in 2012 by New York University and East China Normal University with the support of the city of Shanghai and the district of Pudong. NYU Shanghai seeks to cultivate globally-minded graduates through innovative teaching, world-class research, and a commitment to public service. 


NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We are proud of its diverse and talented staff members, who work together to build and sustain this unique and pioneering institution of higher education in China. 


To know more about working at NYU Shanghai, please click here to view our Staff page. Thank you!

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