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Associate Director for Recruitment & Enrollment

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Department: ADMISSIONS
Local Title: Associate Director for Recruitment & Enrollment
Budget Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Administrative


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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  • Job Summary:

The Department of Admissions in the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Associate Director for Recruitment and Enrollment. The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise and assist with the admissions process and the timely processing of applications, which includes:
    • Managing the timely processing of SoHP, Nursing, and SPH applications
    • Assisting with the review, development, improvement and enforcement of admissions policies and procedures
    • Assisting the Director with developing, implementing, and evaluating recruitment and admissions strategies in accordance with each school and program’s mandate to increase student enrollment
    • Managing one or more teams of the admissions/recruiting staff, providing supervision, training, and development
    • Providing advice regarding system enhancements to maintain an efficient application processing
    • Reviewing and analyzing the effectiveness of enrollment, recruitment, and marketing strategies
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the Student Admission’s recruitment plan with the purpose of promoting each program’s visibility and general recruitment efforts and accountability, including:
    • explaining and interpreting admissions policies and procedures
    • responding to admissions inquiries (telephone, in person, and written)
    • pre/post-admissions advisement to applicants screen, evaluate, and interpret academic records for admission, transfer credit and advanced standing
    • supporting the Admissions Committee review process and notification to applicants regarding their status
    • developing and monitoring statistical reports to enhance recruitment strategies, yield management, forecasting, and operational efficiency.
    • Assisting with the timely completion of surveys and reports concerning applicants and enrolled students from outside agencies; assist with required state and other reports
  • Assist with planning and implementation of recruitment activities and projects, including:
    • Preparation of a recruitment schedule of on and off-campus visitations
    • Speaking to various groups about the programs offered
    • Guiding and directing faculty participation in recruitment efforts
    • Developing outreach programs for counselors and other potential referral groups.
    • Assisting with the development and updating of recruitment publications (viewbooks, brochures, etc.) and media devices used in recruitment
    • Assisting with monitoring and updating Transfer Articulation agreements and course equivalency posting on the website
    • Travel on behalf of the colleges for recruitment and other college-related events
  • Liaison from the Admissions Office to the Admissions Committee meetings for the College of Nursing, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health; assists with Admissions Committee meetings for the College of Medicine as needed.
  • Participate as a member of the Division of Student Affairs and assist in the effective operation of the Division; participate in Registration, Orientation, Graduation, and similar academic/student services functions; develop a general knowledge and understanding of the other student support areas (e.g. Financial Aid, Registrar, Bursar, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as required by the Director of Student Admissions and/or the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5+ years of administrative experience in a college admissions setting (or related experience).   
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Strong supervisory skills a must.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with a student information system a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 9:00am to 5:00pm

Salary Grade/Rank:


Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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