Director of Admissions

  American University of Afghanistan
Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1588
Date Posted:Jul 5, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 19, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Education
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:8 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

About American University of Afghanistan:


The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

Job Summary:

The position reports to the Chief Academic Officer

Duties & Responsibilities:

Oversee all aspects of admissions and enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree programs

Develop strategies that are appropriate to the Afghan context to expand, attract, recruit and enroll a diverse student body

Work closely with the Provost Office to provide leadership in developing, managing, implementing and evaluating the marketing strategy and all aspects of the recruitment and admissions process, and its structure, policies, and procedures;

Work closely with the Financial Assistance team to develop appropriate aid strategies to optimize recruitment efforts

Make effective use of PowerCampus and other technologies which may be available to managing all phases of the recruitment and admission effort, and will participate in recruitment events and travel throughout Afghanistan as needed;

Develop and implement- independently or in tandem with other units- new events and programs (such as college exploration, welcome and orientation programs) and creation of applications, brochures, master calendar and additional liaison activities
Be able to work overtime and travel frequently within Kabul and across Afghanistan.

Job Requirement:

Masters degree in a related field

A minimum of 8 years of increasing responsibility and thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, objectives, policies and procedures related to advising, recruitment, admissions, financial aid and international programs, and in conceptualizing, planning and implementing college recruitment programs

Proven experience as an effective public speaker with excellent written communication and interpersonal skills

Strong demonstrated skills in supervision, management, selection, performance evaluation, leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and organizational effectiveness within a high volume, results-oriented office

Proven ability to provide sound budget forecasting and strategic planning recommendations

Knowledge of marketing principles, practices, and techniques relevant to student recruitment and the ability to adapt them to the Afghan context

Significant experience working with international applicants to US universities;

Knowledge of the factors, trends, and issues that characterize and influence the global expansion of American-style higher education;

Significant experience with the admission of applicants from international schools;
Working knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto – fluency would be a plus;

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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