The job of an Admissions Manager depends largely on the industry he/she is working in. Generally, these managers are responsible for overseeing the activities of an admissions committee in an institution, company or organization. For instance, the admissions manager in universities reviews admittance of new students and manages alumni relationships.
A successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in business, management or any related field, plus at least 1 year experience working in an admissions committee. Schools and universities usually require admissions managers to possess a master’s degree in any field.
Excellent organization and interpersonal skills, proven track record in building relationships with clients and supplies, superb verbal and written communication skills and ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines. These managers should also be flexible, proactive, detail-oriented and motivated.
Specific work elements
Reviewing admissions processes and recommending changes as necessary, contributing to the selection of applicants, carrying out interviews for the final selection of candidates, managing alumni relationships, managing events related to recruitment, presenting at information sessions and other events to promote a particular school, company or organization; and targeting star candidates after comprehensive research, among others.