Assistant Director of Admissions, Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, one of the world's leading business schools, seeks an Assistant Director of Admissions to join its team in Charlottesville, VA. With strong momentum in the Full-Time MBA and Working Professional MBA programs, the Assistant Director joins Darden at an exciting time. Darden has been ranked the #1 MBA education experience in the country for almost a decade by the Economist magazine, and has forty percent women and one-third international students, and an average GMAT score of 715 (class of 2023) in its Full-Time MBA program.

The Assistant Director will be of part of Darden's Full-Time MBA Admissions committee, responsible for the recruitment, evaluation, selection, and yield of prospective and admitted students.

This position is located in-person in Charlottesville, VA.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Evaluating applications

Reading and evaluating applications for admission into the Darden School of Business.


Represent Darden at various alumni and prospective student events, MBA forums/fairs, and other events, including yield events both domestically and internationally. Events will be virtual and in-person.


Interview prospective students on grounds and by Zoom.

Specialty Recruiting Populations

Depending on the team's needs, Assistant Director of Admissions may focus on recruiting for a particular population of candidates within the Full-Time population.

Education and Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience in student services functions or a total of eight years of experience in lieu of degree. MBA/master's degree preferred.
  • Experience at a high quality higher education institution, or an equivalent relevant recruiting, student services or HR/talent experience in a top corporation or preeminent boarding school strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to initiate programmatic and individual activities while functioning in a team setting.
  • A service-oriented approach, familiarity with information systems, and an awareness of the needs and concerns of a selective MBA program are required.
  • Strong collaborative skills.
  • Integrity.
  • Ability to engender trust among internal stakeholders and stakeholders across Grounds, and to work effectively with them.
  • Ability to take initiatives and execute high quality actions using judgment and discretion.
  • Global awareness and understanding.
  • A belief in the mission of Darden and UVA, and a student-centered mindset.
  • Poise, tact, and emotional intelligence to deal with people and sensitive issues.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up.
  • High energy and an ability to make compelling presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interview potential applicants.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary. Position requires some evening and weekend work, as well as domestic and international travel.

This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0037929. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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