Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions


Position Overview:

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks to fill four positions of Assistant or Associate Director of Admissions. The appointed title will depend on the experience level of the applicant. We expect the candidate to work primarily within the following areas:

  • Student information systems (Datatel/Ellucian/Colleague)
  • Student recruitment (high school visits/college fairs and/or international travel will be required
  • CRM (Recruiter/Fire Engine Red
  • Selection of candidates for admission
  • Management of application material for various admissions committees
  • Social media

Based on skill level and experience, the candidate may also work within the following areas:

  • International student advisement
  • Student/alumni volunteers
  • Organization of on-campus events


Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred. We seek an individual with experience in Admissions/ Higher Education. Must have excellent communication skills; experience with data management is a plus; driver's license and access to a car is required. A sense of humor and the ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment is a must.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:

Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

or email to:


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.