Associate Director- Admissions Events

Location
Boston
Posted
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Northeastern University

Associate Director- Admissions Events

Requisition Number: STFR003718

Division/College: Enrollment Management

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Associate Director for Admissions Programming, the Associate Director of Admissions Events serves as the primary lead for all on and off campus events. This includes, but is not limited to prospective and admitted student events, scholarship events, and guidance counselor programs. All event details will be coordinated through the Office of Admissions Events and executed with the highest standards and practices. The Associate Director will leverage campus partners including facilities, catering, public safety, and others and hire external vendors to support on-campus events. Additionally, s/he will serve as the primary executor for all event related contracts, ensuring early submission and adherence to University policies and guidelines.

Working closely with the Senior Associate Director for Admissions Programming and the Senior Director of Undergraduate Marketing & Communications, the Associate Director will develop a communications plan, including writing and editing event communications. Alongside the Senior Associate Director, s/he will determine program content and layout. The Associate Director will be responsible for editing programs for all on and off campus events. Additionally, s/he will create and review program assessments insuring that timely surveys are sent after event participation.

This position includes the direct supervision of a Senior Assistant Director of Admission and an Events Specialist. The incumbent will be engaged in long-term planning and evaluation, as well as resource assessment and management. The Associate Director serves on the office management team and assists in developing and implementing office policies and procedures. The position serves on campus-wide committees and represents the University to prospective students, families and secondary school counselors and will at times present publicly. The position also actively contributes to the office welfare by working collaboratively with managers in unit to achieve institutional enrollment goals. Some evening and weekend hours required.

5-7 years of relevant experience (preferably in undergraduate admissions or campus events management) and an advanced degree preferred; Strong presentation, process management, organization, short-term and long-range planning, communication, analytic, interpersonal, and the ability to set priorities are required. A successful candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic, who actively contributes to the office welfare in a high volume, fast-paced environment. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across units and is sensitive and responsive to the needs of diverse constituencies is required. Occasional travel may be required.

Qualifications:

5-7 years of relevant experience and an advanced degree preferred; Strong presentation, process management, organization, short-term and long-range planning, communication, analytic, interpersonal, and the ability to set priorities are required. A successful candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic, who actively contributes to the office welfare in a high volume, fast-paced environment. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across units and is sensitive and responsive to the needs of diverse constituencies is required.

Learning Organization - leverage knowledge across functions in the organization; transfer best practices and learnings whenever possible; encourage and share benefits of new skill development

Managing Change - Enjoys challenge of operating in a changing, complex environment; flexibility; tuned into the external environment; adaptable systems and processes; maintains values and culture while embracing the new

Customer Focus - customer-oriented; customer-centric; thinks about services and processes with customer foremost in mind; involves customers in developing and improving services; gets regular customer feedback
Priority Setting - good at setting priorities among many competing tasks and projects; process for vetting new ideas and incorporating into existing workload; maintains focus on what’s most important

Creativity/Innovation Management - developing new ideas; original; good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work; facilitate effective brainstorming; good process of bringing creative ideas to fruition

Communications - good communications internally and externally; strong communications guidelines and systems; consistency; regularity; sense of everyone being in the loop; efficient use and balance of various communication methods

Managing & Measuring - clear assignment of responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results; accountability; timely feedback on accomplishments

Relationship Management - manages external and internal relationships effectively; proactively listens and communicates needs; partners well to reach objectives and goals of all parties; actively works to build relationships

Staff Development/Training - proactively develops new skills in staff members; invests in training; addresses career development needs of staff members; holds regular career planning discussions

Influence/Marketing - Ability to influence external parties to the benefit of the organization; strong marketing presence and identity; good negotiation skills; well represented at key external events; customizes marketing approach to various audiences

Planning - Regularly sets long and short-term goals and develops action plans; develops schedules and task/people assignments; measures performance against goals; evaluates results

Process Management - determines the processes necessary to get things done; organizes people and activities well; sees opportunities for synergy and integration; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources

Outsourcing/Vendor Management - outsources activities better done by others; utilize internal staff talent to maximum degree; manages vendor relationships, builds loyalty and accountability; attention to best price and service levels

Cost Management - manages expenses wisely; utilizes effective internal budget process to manage costs; uses volunteers and other low-cost options

Additional Information:


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.






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