Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have a degree in a field related to Public and International Affairs or Public Policy, and a minimum of seven years of professional experience in higher education, graduate admissions or public service. Previous experience in highly-selective graduate admissions or graduate higher education administration is preferred.
The candidate should have excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills. They must be able to establish rapport and relate positively to people with a variety of interests, backgrounds, and points of view by using tact, diplomacy, and discretion. Likewise, the Associate Director must exercise good judgment and integrity while working in collaboration with faculty, students, staff, and alumni in a deadline-driven environment.
Must be comfortable with technology and proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and social media tools. Facility with CollegeNET and Access a plus.
- Resourceful and self-motivated problem solver who takes initiative and has the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
- Strong attention to detail with an ability to also see the big picture
- Shows intellectual curiosity and a commitment to excellence
- Team player with empathy, respect for others, a collaborative approach, and a sense of humor
- Adaptable with a calm demeanor and a positive, can-do attitude
- Passionate about the School’s mission and committed to diversity, equity and inclusion
- Willingness and ability to maintain a positive and visible profile in the School community
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW.