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Pratt Institute
  • Position Number: 4957323
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions (71101)

Location: Brooklyn

Are you the right person to drive the success of Pratt Institute's graduate admissions? If you have a passion for leading admissions staff, collaborating with stakeholders, and achieving enrollment goals, seize this dynamic opportunity at Pratt Institute.

The Associate Director of Graduate Admissions will support and manage the daily and seasonal activities for Pratt graduate admissions within the office of admissions. Primary responsibilities include managing admissions staff, monitoring databases, processing, print and web content, and the collection and distribution of content for graduate programs and certificates. To achieve enrollment goals, the Associate Director will work closely with faculty, administrators, internal and external representatives and partners, applicants, and current/prospective students at Pratt Institute.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise graduate admissions processes, managing communication and efficient application assignments at Pratt Institute.
  • Monitor progress towards enrollment goals, maintain resources, and provide training on admissions processes.
  • Advise on scholarship strategy, regularly assess supervisees' performance, and oversee admissions presentations.
  • Handle a high volume of materials, collaborate with directors, and perform related tasks as assigned.

ENROLLMENT AND RECRUITMENT - Working with department representatives and admissions:
  • Track and report on enrollment activity regularly.
  • Manage various admissions projects, including fellowship applications, scholarships, MS project, onboarding outreach, and recruitment plans.
  • Analyze reports to assess admissions policies, and collaborate on recruitment strategies with the Director.
  • Conduct research to stay current on trends.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned.

EVENTS - Working with the Director of Recruitment:
  • Attend, recommend staff, and manage admissions events for the graduate programs.
  • Assign travel to graduate admissions representatives.
  • Monitor and update web pages related to events.
  • Monitor and approve travel spending on counselors' PCards in SmartData.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

COMMUNICATION/SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES - Regularly liaise with admissions staff:
  • Regularly update Directors and staff on progress of projects.
  • Elevate issues in real time to Director, admissions staff, or relevant offices.
  • Maintain accountability and best practices for staff.
  • Foster professional development.

LIAISE WITH PARTNERING DEPARTMENTS - With administrative offices:
  • Maintain transparent and timely communication during workflow overlap.
  • Initiate communication.
  • Regularly vet student experience/processes with partner offices and develop solutions.

  • Attend yearly refresher sessions for grad admissions processes.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Develop trainings for staff as needed.
  • Monitor print and web resources.
  • Updating publications, including Viewbook and Online Catalog.

All other relevant duties may be assigned, and processes, methods, and databases for this position are subject to change.

  • Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred, Art background preferred.

  • 4 years in higher education admissions.

  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in word processing.
  • Spreadsheet and software applications.
  • Train new or entry-level employees and make recommendations for office procedures/policies.
  • Ability to implement, introduce, and adapt to new working processes.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and info.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $75,000 - 75,000. The position will be onsite 5 days/wk.

Generous Benefits:
  • 403B Retirement Program
  • Supplemental Retirement Account
  • Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
  • Tuition Exchange Program
  • Summer hours
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - commuter, medical, dependent care
  • Child Care Benefit
  • Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage
  • Paid time off - vacation days, sick leave, research leave, and major holidays off
  • Additional Perks - free entry to select museums and cultural institutions, free use of campus recreation facilities

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institutes impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratts campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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