Assistant Director for Admissions, School of Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
May 10, 2018
Jun 04, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Admissions, School of Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University School of Medicine, guided by the Jesuit tradition of Cura Personalis, care of the whole person, educates a diverse student body, in an integrated way, to become knowledgeable, ethical, skillful, and compassionate physicians and biomedical scientists who are dedicated to the care of others and health needs of our society.

The Assistant Director for Admissions serves as a primary contact for prospective students, maintaining a portion of the 14,000+ applications for 6 programs within the School of Medicine and responding to questions and concerns regarding admissions policies, procedures, course requirements and other related information. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Admissions, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Admissions Management

  • Devises and implements the Office of Admission's strategic plan for targeting, recruiting, and retaining a diverse pool of applicants.
  • Alongside the Director of Outreach, evaluates withdrawn student exit data, national data, and student feedback to advise on how to better reach and retain target applicants.
  • Works collaboratively with other offices to advise on student withdrawal data, and works to develop solutions to application/matriculation barriers
  • Serves as back-up and/or addition to outreach presentations to various Georgetown University Programs (undergraduate, graduate, and special programs/groups), performing some travel ,au be required or such activities, such as career fairs, presentations to outside schools/programs, and conferences.
  • Responds to prospective applicant and general public inquiries on the phone, by e-mail, on-line, and in person.  Provides timely notification of application status changes/updates to applicants.
  • Manages projects that help attract students to the School of Medicine

Credential Evaluation

  • Initially evaluates application credentials and renders admissions interview decisions for a shared number of applicants.
  • Under general guidelines established by the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and the Committee on Admissions, reviews (using online database systems) and evaluates completed applications (approximately 10,000) to determine which applicants make the initial cut for interview or further review.    

Official Publications & Recruitment Collateral

  • Assists with writing, updating, and reviewing the Program Summary, Website and other official publications of the Office of Admissions, to ensure accuracy, especially the curriculum, student life, philosophy, and student experiences.
  • Understands and responds to the communication, information, and resource needs of prospective applicants through social media, collateral updates, and website content development in order to develop strategic recruitment plan.

Student Ambassador Program

  • Directs the Student Ambassador program, working with current medical students to welcome newly admitted students and answer any questions they might have.
  • Works with designated Diversity Student Ambassadors to recruit and retain a diverse pool of applicants and accepted students.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 2 years of admissions or higher educational experience - preference for experience in medical or graduate admissions
  • Strong cross-cultural interpersonal and writing skills, including public speaking skills and the ability to present the University in a positive way to diverse populations
  • Significant independent judgment when evaluating applications, especially when weighing the non-cognitive aspects in the context of the entire application
  • Strong computer, internet, and web production skills
  • High confidence level working with data
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic application or student information systems - preference for knowledge of AMCAS and ZAP/AMP
  • Demonstrated team player
  • Demonstrated knowledge of FERPA
  • Ability to multi-task and work on deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of and interest in social media
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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