Wharton MBA for Executives Associate Director of Admissions

Wharton MBA for Executives Associate Director of Admissions

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Wharton MBA for Executives Associate Director of Admissions

Job Profile Title
Associate Director B

Job Description Summary
The MBA for Executives Associate Director of Admissions is a key member of the MBA for Executives Team. He/she is instrumental in recruiting, nurturing and yielding candidates for the Wharton MBA Program for Executives. The Associate Director serves on the EMBA Admissions Committee, evaluating candidates and making recommendations consistent with the selectivity and enrollment goals established for the program. The Associate Director participates in both in-person and online admissions events, conducts phone chats and interviews. He/she must understand the EMBA competitive landscape and be prepared to complete special admissions related projects as needed and requested. This position will be responsible for creating and advising on DEI strategy. Some admissions related travel, evening and Saturday work is required This position is located in 2 Harrison Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, California 94105

Job Description

Serve as the Wharton MBA Program for Executives Associate Director of Admissions to recruit qualified applicants for both the East and West campuses by supporting the Admissions Directors in developing and executing an effective admissions strategy, with the primary focus on increasing the diversity of each incoming class. Conducts phone chats, advises, screens and nurtures prospective applicants, interviews candidates, evaluates applications, and serves on the admissions committee to make final decisions. The Associate Director plays a key role in researching, identifying, developing and creating strategies to attract and yield a highly diverse class. Provides reports on DEI admissions interviews, chats and event data. Assist with planning of in person and virtual recruiting events throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Some to be attended and/or hosted by Associate Director. Assures candidates have best in class experience during their entire admissions journey to maximize yield. Maintains relationships with students and alumni to garner their continued support for WEMBA admissions efforts. Keeps abreast of the EMBA competitive landscape, including rankings and surveys that impact applicant decision-making. Provides data-driven assessments of markets to yield prospects according to program strategies. This includes monitoring admissions data continually and making evidence-based suggestions to recruitment plan for continued success. Special duties, as assigned. Some travel, evening and weekend hours required.


Bachelor's Degree required with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in higher education recruiting, as well as student and alumni relationship management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of business school admissions is required, graduate and executive level a plus. A Wharton EMBA Admissions Associate Director must be a good public speaker, have the ability to speak with confidence about the Wharton MBA and Wharton EMBA Admissions. Strong written communication skills are also essential. A collaborative team player who demonstrates executive presence, poise and genuine esprit de corps is required to ensure that prospective students receive best-in-class customer experience. The preferred candidate will have experience in and bring passion regarding creating an inclusive environment that attracts a diverse candidate pool. The Associate Director must be a collaborative team player who demonstrates an executive presence and poise as a representative of the Program, School and University.

*This position is located in San Francisco, California

Job Location - City, State
San Francisco, California

Department / School
Wharton School

Pay Range
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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