Director, Communication and Events

Updated: about 17 hours ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY ;

Position Summary:      

The Director, Communication and Events is one of the senior leaders in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is charged with strategizing a vision for outreach, recruitment and engagement with prospective students and other key stakeholders who are influential in recruiting undergraduate students to Yeshiva University. The Director will be charged with supervising the recruitment and outreach team, conceiving and executing programming, and fostering positive relationships with feeder schools, religious personalities, and other parties who can have a positive impact on recruitment to YU.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategic recruitment and outreach plan encompassing communications, events, outreach, multiple touch points and activities
  • Oversee travel schedule to feeder schools and communities
  • Work with Marketing and Communication on creation and maintenance of recruitment collateral pieces and items
  • Develop programming for parents and alumni who can assist/aid in the recruitment process
  • Work with admissions staff on selection and use of Student Ambassadors
  • Work with Marketing and Communication on Email Marketing, Social Media Engagement, and creation of other forms of recruitment media
  • Oversee the planning and execution of annual fall open houses and explore the launching of spring open houses
  • Oversee the planning and execution of YU’s Model UN (YUNMUN) program, exploring both in person and virtual engagement opportunities
  • Oversee the Sarachek basketball tournament
  • Supervise the undergraduate international recruiter, overseeing expenses, travel, goals and yield
  • Schedule frequent content sessions, ie: online information sessions, financing your education, etc.
  • Manage recruitment calendar
  • Work with guidance counselors to develop and further cultivate partnerships, including hosting annual guidance counselor information sessions and professional development opportunities
  • Create yield events both on and off campus, as well as virtual yield engagements
  • Oversee recruitment mailings to prospective students, guidance counselors and heads of school
  • Create YU in Your Town events, working with YU personalities on ways to better engage and foster relationships within communities
  • Partner with academic affairs to stay knowledgeable of academic programs, success stories, and innovations
  • Partner with Student Finance to ensure prompt packaging of admitted students and follow up
  • Work with operations on the timely processing of applications and supplemental items
  • Work with data team to ensure CRM Recruit is up to date, with all communications being timely, relevant, and applicable
  • Work at other campuses in NYC, as needed

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and 5 years of related experience is required
  • Must have thorough and working knowledge of high school recruitment, strategies and best practices
  • Have an understanding and/or appreciation of the modern Orthodox community

Skills & Competencies:

  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups
  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
  • Demonstrates genuine caring and empathy through personal demeanor and approach
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
  • Effectively manages own time and resources
  • Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Has valid driver’s license and passport

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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