UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions Operations reporting to the Associate Director, Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs.
The Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions Operations will oversee the graduate admissions and initial enrollment processes for NYUAD, with an emphasis on managing a web-based application platform. Other areas of responsibility include oversight of applicant data management, document processing, official admissions and financial aid communications, and applicant support. With a passion for team-based work and clear dedication for fostering positive and collegial relationships, the Assistant Director will commit to the highest standards of professionalism, including tact, discretion and a customer service-oriented approach to the job.
Operationalizes NYUAD’s graduate admissions policies, processes, and systems, which are in early stages of development. Liaises with selected vendors to build and maintain the admissions platform. Works with academic leadership to develop protocols, detail admissions requirements, track applications, and relay decisions. Generates yield and other applicant statistics. Consults with university stakeholders on financial aid and scholarship allocations. Collaborates closely with the Graduate Academics & Engagement Manager on recruitment and prospect development strategies, and with the campus Registrar for matriculation support. Liaises with academic departments, technology specialists, administrative units, and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth admissions experience.
This varied role requires the exercise of independent judgement and initiative, strong administrative and technical skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Strong attention to detail in a high-stakes environment is needed.
Admissions and Enrollment Operations
Policy and Procedures Oversight
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.