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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director of Admissions in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director of Admissions

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, Admissions Office, to manage the day-to-day operations of the undergraduate admissions office, including direct responsibility for five associate directors and indirect responsibility for nearly forty professional staff and approximately 4,000 alumni/ae volunteers. Will maintain MIT’s success in attracting a diverse applicant pool that includes the world’s most talented students in an educational environment centered on science and technology; ensure the admissions process aligns with MIT’s principles/values and enrolls a talented and diverse student body; work with the director of Student Financial Services to align and improve both offices while preserving the principle of need-blind admissions; organize and participate in special recruiting activities for underrepresented groups; and lead office-wide efforts to reimagine admissions recruitment and selection activities in the post-pandemic world, balancing traditional admissions operations with new virtual recruitment, while ensuring the office remains a collaborative, team-based, high-functioning environment. Full job description available at

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REQUIRED: advanced degree in management, education, or related field; at least seven years’ academic recruitment and admissions experience; ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with faculty/staff/students/parents/alumni/school personnel; excellent communication, planning managerial, and supervisory skills; demonstrated success fostering diversity and a deep understanding of the educational strengths that emerge from a diverse learning environment; experience using and applying complex information technologies; flexibility; and ability to collaborate in a team-based environment within a complex organizational setting. Seek someone with an appreciation of MIT’s educational mission, culture, history, and values and a commitment to the importance of a science- and technology-centered education that is enhanced by strong programs in management, architecture and planning, and the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Job #19329-122/22/21