Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer

Full-Time Staff Position at Schwarzman Scholars
New York, NY

Position Summary

Schwarzman Scholars seeks an Outreach and Selection Officer to be part of the Admissions team to execute a world-class admissions process, designed to select the next generation of young leaders from around the world for an unparalleled experience in China via the Schwarzman Scholars Master’s program at Tsinghua University.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the admissions team responsible for recruiting applicants to Schwarzman Scholars. The Outreach and Selection Officer will cultivate recruiting relationships with the world’s leading universities, colleges, global firms, governments, and multi-lateral organizations, networks of young professionals, and young leaders.  They will take key responsibility for designing and implementing high-level outreach events and generate new ideas for sources of Scholars.  They will assist in a goal-oriented and thorough selection processes that produce Scholars who are on track to be the next generation of leaders around the world. They will report directly to the Associate Director of Global Admissions and will be part of a global admissions team that is headquartered in New York.

About The Organization

Designed to inspire the next generation of global leaders, the Schwarzman Scholars program is the most significant of its kind since the Rhodes Trust was founded in 1902. With nearly $600 million raised so far, it is also the single largest philanthropic effort ever undertaken in China by largely international donors.

The 100-200 scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program work towards a one-year Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing — one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, Schwarzman Scholars are selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests, and leadership potential.

Major Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Conduct innovative in-person and virtual outreach activities to create awareness of Schwarzman Scholars, including establishing and maintaining a functional and well-communicated schedule of regional outreach activities; making presentations to prospective students, campus contacts, and key staff and faculty; representing the program at fairs and conferences and with networks of young professionals; hosting informational workshops and webinars; and, facilitating communication campaigns. Travel is required
  • Contribute to the execution of the selection process for applicants, providing on-site staffing and facilitation for interviews.
  • Support the application process, including providing expertise on educational systems and credentials as part of the technical review of incoming applications; responding to applicant queries throughout the application process. Utilize online application, CRM system (Slate), and other platforms to provide frequent data and activity reporting on the outreach and selection activities.
  • Provide insight on design and development of various project components, including: program outreach; application and selection management; communications; and data capture and reporting.
  • Manage communication with university fellowship advisor community during the selection season.
  • Liaise closely with Beijing-based China Admissions colleagues to ensure the parallel U.S./ Global & China Admissions processes are aligned.
  • Performs other admissions-related duties and functions as assigned.

Skills, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of work experience, with at least two years in a high-level, fast-paced environment. Experience directly related to university admissions, enrollment management and/or administration of fellowship/scholarship programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience studying or working in China is preferred but not required.
  • Experience living or working overseas, preferably in an educational or nonprofit environment, preferred but not required.
  • Experience in student support is preferred, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills to convey information to individuals and groups of varying educational, cultural, and experience levels and across mediums.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and scheduling skills with demonstrated ability to execute multiple projects on time and on budget.
  • Strong knowledge of the higher education landscape and prestigious graduate fellowship opportunities preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated adaptability in dealing with changing and/or uncertain circumstances as well as condensed timeframes. Exposure to start-up environments preferred.
  • Excellent commitment to quality and customer focus. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships.
  • High level of creativity and the proven ability to conceptualize and implement innovative and cutting-edge outreach tactics (both virtual and in-person).
  • Ability to maintain compliance with guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Comfort and competence in engaging with diverse populations. Proven ability to work effectively across different world regions. Strong inter-cultural competency required.
  • High level of integrity and accountability; ability to exercise discretion on confidential matters and communicate with tact and diplomacy.
  • Professionalism, maturity, and the ability to use diplomacy in difficult situations.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $80,000 – $100,000 USD
  • Benefits

To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to, subject line: Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer.