Job Details

Fordham University
  • Position Number: 2506053
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment
Associate Director of Specialized Masters Admissions & Recruitment

Gabelli School of Business, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting to the Senior Assistant Dean, the Associate Director of Specialized Masters Admissions and Recruitment is a senior member of the graduate admissions team with specific oversight of the recruiting and enrollment processes for the Gabelli School's suite of specialized masters programs.


  • Manages a team of professional and administrative support staff assigned to specialized masters programs who work together to meet the strategic enrollment goals.

  • In conjunction with the Senior Assistant Dean, sets the office's strategic vision including, but not limited to, recruiting, enrollment management, data and evaluation, and budget management.

  • In conjunction with other members of the graduate admissions leadership team, create an extensive and innovative recruiting strategy specific for candidates for our Specialized Masters programs.

  • Supports management of data and analytics for reporting and for developing admissions and recruiting strategies to expand the pool of qualified candidates from all relevant populations.

  • Develops and tracks admissions performance metrics for all specialized masters programs.

  • In conjunction with the Gabelli School of Business marketing team, identifies and implements marketing initiatives to enhance brand awareness, marketing and recruiting efforts.

  • Works with other departments at the Gabelli School (e.g., student advising and career management) on recruiting initiatives for prospective students and on-boarding events for admitted students.

  • With admissions operations, provides insight and feedback on enrollment systems, technology, logistics, and operations to support recruiting and candidate evaluation for all graduate programs.

  • Represents the business school at recruiting events, including domestic and international events, admissions conferences, and School-wide conferences and events.

  • Ensures active and positive communication with program faculty directors in order to promote collaboration when recruiting students for their respective specialized masters programs.

  • Provides appropriate input to faculty from prospective / admitted students re: program requirements.

  • Serves as the primary liaison to the Gabelli School online learning team, Fordham Business Online.

  • Serves as the primary liaison to faculty as it relates to individual specialized masters programs.

  • Leads the development and implementation of initiatives that fall within the Associate Director's specific areas of responsibility, as well as unit and schoolwide projects/initiatives/committee as necessary and appropriate. This includes, but is not limited to, schoolwide diversity recruiting efforts.



  • Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of experience in admissions or related field required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent communications, conversational, task management and follow up skills.

  • Highly motivated, proactive, and resourceful team player.

  • Ability to operate independently to achieve tasks required, yet willing to take direction.

  • Valid passport and driver's license.

  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Master's work/degree and working knowledge of graduate management education programs.

  • Prior experience with business school academic programs or in corporate recruiting.

  • Understanding of digital marketing tactics and social media tools used by prospective students.

  • Familiarity with CRM and application management systems (e.g., Slate, Salesforce, etc.).

SALARY: Commensurate with experience





Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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