Director of Graduate Admissions, Eastern MA Campuses

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Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: DGAEM
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours may vary, evenings and weekends as needed
  • Position Location: Concord, MA and Sturbridge, MA

Job Summary:

The Director of Graduate Admissions will be responsible for graduate programs recruitment activities for Bay Path University's campuses in Concord and Sturbridge, Massachusetts.  This individual must be comfortable networking in professional environments since a primary component of the job is building relationships and collaborating with area public schools, private schools, university's, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies.  

The Director of Graduate Admissions will serve as an advocate of Bay Path University and will spend a significant portion of their time educating and counseling prospective students about the graduate programs, the value and quality of these programs, and the related careers. This individual will serve as the single, primary point of contact for prospective graduate students who are interested in enrolling at the Concord or Sturbridge campuses and will support students throughout the entire admission experience.

The Director of Graduate Admissions will work both independently from two campus locations in Eastern Massachusetts and as part of the graduate admissions team at the main campus located in Longmeadow, MA. The position will have a reporting relationship to the Dean of Graduate Admissions. 

Essential Duties:

  • Managing recruitment area, including planning and implementing specific recruitment activities and events such as information sessions, exhibiting at professional conferences, meetings with key contacts, and/or off campus events. 
  • Providing recruitment activities and events that demonstrate the quality and value of a BPU education.
  • Creating and leveraging relationships while promoting graduate programs. 
  • Counseling prospective graduate students and applicants regarding standard admission policies and procedures. 
  • Collaborating with the Dean of the School of Education and Program Directors on special projects and programs impacting institutional success. 
  • Supporting the marketing plans with recommendations that address the target populations in Eastern MA.
  • Communicating effectively with a diverse audience. 
  • Presenting information to prospective students on the graduate programs, financial aid, program schedules, curriculum, and admissions requirements by phone, by email, and in person.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Assistant


  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with those from diverse backgrounds. 
  • 5-7 years previous experience in education, teaching, admissions, counseling, or higher education, or in related fields with related experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in education, outreach, counseling, interviewing, marketing, or teaching. 
  • Strong presentation skills and comfortable effectively communicating in front of both large and small groups.
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel between the two campuses. 
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to drive frequently to other locations.  Successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check, as determined by University policy, at time of hire and annually thereafter. 
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual.  Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with HIPPA regulations..
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.


Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco free community July 1, 2018.




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Posted: 2/6/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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