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Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruiting

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruiting

  • R0044113
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Student Services
  • The University of Virginia
The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruiting to join the McIntire Graduate Marketing & Admissions team based in Charlottesville, VA . The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions & Recruiting is responsible for effectively recruiting, evaluating, and yielding students to the McIntire Pre-Experience Programs, which currently include the M.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Commerce, and M.S. in Global Commerce, as well as certificate programs. They serve as a member of the Admissions Committee and evaluate applications, conduct interviews, recommend admissions decisions, and provide insight and guidance on selection and yield. They also manage a student ambassador program and are responsible for recruitment, training, and program management.

What you will do:


• Conduct in-person and virtual events and engagement opportunities; develop event descriptions and ensures accurate and timely posting to Slate, CommCal, and the McIntire website

• Develop and implement recruitment event promotion plan and timeline, including pre and post event messages to optimize event attendance and participation and encourage application creation and/or submission

• Identify and recommend new opportunities for recruiting and pipeline development including referral partnerships and affiliation with relevant professional associations

• Execute specific programs/initiatives/events to enhance the recruitment and yield of candidates from diverse backgrounds, including by not limited to women, underrepresented minorities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to support diversity admissions and school-wide diversity efforts


• Review application materials (academic credentials, work experience, leadership, and other criteria) and provide objective and unbiassed assessment of qualifications

• Conduct evaluative interviews and provide insight and decision recommendations for Admissions Committee review

Student Ambassador Program Management:

• Develop and manage program structure and experience for student ambassadors

• Select and train ambassadors to assist with recruiting events, class visits, online chats, and other recruitment and yield activities

• Lead efforts to connect admitted students with current students following admission; will include in person and virtual opportunities

• Facilitate broader student engagement during the admissions cycle through coordination and development of events and initiatives taking place during academic breaks and organized travel opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience within a university (experience with admissions, career management, or student and/or academic services) or corporate setting (experience with marketing or sales) OR 8 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • Excellent written, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage, develop relationships with, and influence
  • Collaborative work-style and strong team orientation to working with internal and external stakeholders to include prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and vendors
  • Proficiency with systems and technology solutions, including mastery of MS Office with active and regular use of spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software
  • Flexibility for some weekend and evening work as well as the ability to travel throughout the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of and experience with Technolutions Slate
  • Previous experience in graduate management education admissions, recruitment, advising, and/or career development

Anticipated hiring range: $45,000 - $56,000

The position is eligible for participation in UVA Flex Work as outlined in the University Workplace Flexibility Policy . Please note that UVA Flex Work arrangements are reviewed regularly to ensure they meet the evolving needs of the department, school, and University as approved by the Unit Supervisor and Dean’s Office.

About the School: The University of Virginia is one of the highest-ranked public universities in the United States, and the McIntire School of Commerce (www.commerce.virginia.edu) awards a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, and Master of Science degrees in the Management of Information Technology, Business Analytics, Commerce, Accounting, and Global Commerce. McIntire is recognized for excellence and innovation in undergraduate and graduate business education and scholarship. The McIntire School is dedicated to educating and inspiring students to become visionary leaders who shape global business with integrity, purpose, intercultural fluency, and a fundamental understanding of how commerce can contribute to the common good for all. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms.


Please visit UVA job board: https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for R004113

Complete an application online and attach:
  • Cover letter to include your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities or experience related to the position as well as your interest, knowledge, skills, abilities, or experience that support excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion (Inclusive Excellence - Statement Guidance for applicants can be found here, https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants)
  • Resume or CV

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R004113

***Please note that you MUST upload ALL documents into the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. ***

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O’Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu .

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at the time of the offer per University Policy.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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