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Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach

Designation – Senior Manager, Admissions and Outreach
Nature of role – Full Time
Required joining date – Immediate
Salary band – Rs 12 – 16 Lakhs
Application Deadline – 31st October 2020 (will screen applicants on a rolling basis)

Overview of the Role

The Indian School of Public Policy is looking to hire a commited, persuasive and creative lead for our Admissions and Outreach function. This is a full time position, and will require the candidate to work from our office in New Delhi. As a  young institution providing world class education in the field of Public Policy, we are looking for a candidate who can both assist the marketing efforts towards enabling maximum and appropriate candidates/ number of registrations, as well as execute a stringent admissions process that will ensure that we admit only the most qualified and promising applicants.

As such, the ideal candidate would be a self-driven energetic individual who is extremely comfortable communicating over phone / video calls, has excellent verbal / written communications skills and is extremely diligent with processes. The selected candidate will be the sole person handling the admissions process end to end, and will work closely with the other functions to execute different processes / activities. While we require a candidate with substantial experience managing the admissions process, we would prioritise talent and aptitude over experience.


  1. Develop an overarching admissions strategy based on course objectives, placement requirements and the feedback provided by relevant stakeholders.
  2. Directly manage the admissions process from point of inquiry to successful admission at ISPP. This will require being the primary point of contact for all applicants.
  3. Improve / update the admissions process based on feedback and new requirements.
  4. Manage and lead (digital and non-digital) outreach activities towards maximising applications from quality candidates.
  5. Assist the digital marketing team in admissions oriented promotions with relevant post / email content, and other inputs.
  6. Empanelment of panelists for the admission interviews. This includes coordinating with the panelists to fix interview dates, finalising their contracts, hosting orientation sessions on ISPP admission process etc.
  7. Manage the financial aid assessment process and oversee the disbursement of financial aid to qualified applicants.
  8. Tracking the fee payment of accepted scholars, and assisting them with the process.

Required experience / qualifications

  1. Minimum of 4 years work experience in managing the admissions / intake process at reputed academic institutions / competitive fellowship programs.
  2. Demonstrable track record of enabling an increase in the quality and quantity of applications at previous workplaces

Desired qualities and competencies

  1. Comfortable working in a non-hierarchical start-up environment
  2. Polite and persuasive conversational skills
  3. Familiarity with Zoom or other communication platforms.
  4. Able to maintain calm and professional composure under pressure
  5. Comfortable communicating over phone for extended periods of time
  6. Comfortable with a flexible schedule, working during weekends during peak admissions season
  7. Is proficient in both designing comprehensive processes and stringently implementing them
  8. Understands digital media platforms, and has experience executing online marketing activities
  9. Has a good degree of proficiency using spreadsheets (Excel / Google Sheets), is able to analyse data and create reports from spreadsheets


The salary bracket for this role ranges between Rs 12 to 16 Lakhs, based on work experience. There are no additional allowances, bonuses etc.

How to Apply

You can submit your application on this link ->Click Here

You will need to submit

  1. Your updated CV
  2. A 150-200 word SOP on why you are best suited for this role
  3. A one page pdf document on ‘Highlight 5 current features of ISPP that you think has helped us in attracting quality applicants and suggest how we can better leverage/improve each of them’

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Process of selection:

After shortlisting, there will be 3 rounds including 2 in-person interviews (fit, competency and HR) and one technical round (communication and basic excel skills).


About the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) – 

The Indian School of Public Policy is India’s premier institute for public policy education, focused on the design and management of institutions, and the rules that govern society. Located in Delhi, It has been set-up by an eminent council of senior academicians, policy experts, administrators and philanthropists.

The Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) offers a 1-year Post Graduate Program in Policy, Design and Management.  ISPP is the only public policy school in India to give students a Certificate in Public Policy & International Development from a leading global university – The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy.

The inaugural 2019-20 batch of 56 scholars hail from 18 states, and come from diverse backgrounds. The median age of scholars in 26, and the majority are working professionals with experience across a wide range of domains.

Indian School of Public Policy considers all applicants on merits without regard to race, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, marital status or physical disability.