About the job
The Admission Office of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar seeks a creative, outgoing, and self-motivated Arabic speaker to develop and deliver the Admission Office’s local recruitment activities and admitted student events. The Assistant Director for Recruitment will be involved in working with local school officials on visit programs, representing the university’s interests on the Education City local recruitment committee, and serving as an event planner for major events in the Fall and Spring semesters. This position will play an integral part in the university’s five-person admission team, where the staff member will participate in recruitment activities in the Fall, application review and decision-making in the Spring, and admission counselor responsibilities throughout the year.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar is a branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University. In Qatar, Carnegie Mellon joins five other American university branch campuses to form Education City, hosted by Qatar Foundation. This location is an exciting campus where the best and brightest students in Qatar join a very talented and diverse group of international students from around the world. This position has a strong benefits and compensation package, including allowances for housing, dependent schooling, yearly flight, and foreign service allowance. The position is expected to be filled between December and January.
Please submit a cover letter and CV/Resume with your application.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application via the CMU career website. Any applications via other avenues will not be considered.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Fluency in English and Arabic
- Due to the needs of this position, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position will be a first-language Arabic speaker.
- Develop and support the outreach, recruitment, operations, logistics, marketing, and yield functions for Qatari nationals and Qatar residents.
- Collaborate with our Education City partner universities in the Fall school visit program, which includes more than 60 visits to schools in Qatar.
- Serve as an Arabic speaker for the office in events, workshops, conversations, and school visits requiring Arabic.
- Explore, propose, and create new recruitment programs that address critical enrollment needs related to specific student populations and university major needs.
- Represent Carnegie Mellon on the Local recruitment committees alongside Education City colleagues.
- Work with the Director and colleagues to develop and execute admission/recruitment strategies and associated activities.
Yield Programs and Academic Program Liaison:
- Develop and deliver successful yield events and programs about our Early and Regular rounds of admission, in addition to and including our Early Decision welcome event in January and Marhaba Tartans event for admitted students in April.
- Serve as a liaison to the academic majors at CMU Qatar to best understand the needs, requirements, and distinctive of our academic majors, as well as build a knowledge base to best inform the marketing plan and admission requirements for each major.
Traditional Admission Duties (shared by all admission counseling staff):
- Advise prospective students about the application process, as well as the academic and extracurricular offerings at the university.
- Respond to inquiries from applicants concerning the application process, decision notification, financial aid information, admission conditions and program requirements.
- On-call duties include receiving walk-ins, responding to admission inbox emails, phone calls, campus tours etc.
- During the Fall recruitment season, represent the university’s programs at high school visits and university fairs, both locally and regionally.
- Participate in application review, rating and selection committee.
- Interview prospective students.
- Participate in scholarship review, rating and shortlisting committee.
- Represent the Office of Admission at outreach and admitted student events.