Director of Operations, Admissions & Financial Aid, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Cornell University United States

Director of Operations, Admissions & Financial Aid, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Ithaca (Main Campus)


The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools: The Hotel School, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The College delivers undergraduate, graduate, and professional business programs creating a collaborative, comprehensive business management program that preserves the excellence of all three schools while uniting the faculty and students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation, with 145 research faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The Cornell SC Johnson College of Business has a collection of areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution and an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—both within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and within Cornell (including Cornell Tech).


The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell delivers educational programming across seven different MBA programs with the intent of developing highly successful and ethical business leaders of the future. Relying on the pillars of performance learning, a collaborative community and Cornell’s vast connections, the Johnson faculty produce students equipped to excel in the current cross-functional, collaborative, digital economy.


The Director of Operations serves as one of the senior members of the Admissions staff for the Two Year and One Year MBA programs at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management; s/he reports directly to the Executive Director of Admissions & Financial Aid. The Director of Operations directs and is accountable for all operational activities within the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid including application processing, candidate evaluation and notification, as well as process, systems, and events management. S/he will lead the efforts to align admissions recruiting activity with all operating functions for the team to include management and supervision of the Residential Admissions Operations Team, consisting of six full-time professional staff. The Director of Operations also works collaboratively with other MBA programs team members and departments within the Johnson school, the College of Business, and the Cornell Tech campus to ensure seamless delivery of the school’s mission as well as successful attainment of the residential admissions enrollment objectives.



  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 – 7 years of experience within a university (experience with admissions, career management, or student and/or academic services) or corporate setting (experience with marketing, sales, or operations) to include prior experience managing professional staff
  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities with strong team orientation and management skills
  • Proven record of successful operations, process and/or project management
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills to deliver optimal services and solutions
  • Proficiency with systems and technology solutions, including mastery of MS Office with active and regular use of spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to include prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and vendors
  • Exceptional problem solving skills with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally



  • MBA or Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Knowledge of and experience with systems integration and use of Salesforce, PeopleSoft, and other database systems
  • Prior experience inadmissionsorcareerservices at a toptierbusinessschool

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


University Job Title: Manager Admissions

Level: G

Pay Rate Type: Salary

Company: Endowed

Contact Name: Aimee Deriziotis

Number of Openings: 1

Current Employees:


If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.


Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.


Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 254-7232, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at


Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.


Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.


EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Adminoxy


All Jobs



british columbia