Associate Director of Admissions - Undergraduate Admissions, School of Arts and Sciences

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DescriptionThe Office of Admissions recruits, selects and enrolls the University’s undergraduate student body in the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and coordinates outreach and application processing for the graduate programs in both schools. Each year, the undergraduate admissions staff designs and manages a comprehensive recruitment plan that attracts nearly 70,000 student inquiries and as many as 50,000 campus visitors; processes, reads, evaluates and renders decisions on more than 21,000 applications for freshmen and transfer admission; and enrolls an academically-accomplished and diverse class of 1,425 freshmen and 50-100 transfer students. For graduate admissions, the office designs and manages outreach initiatives on behalf of the graduate faculty in over 30 masters’, doctoral and certificate programs as well as coordinates all aspects of application processing for these programs.

The Associate Director of Admissions designs, implements and directs effective recruitment strategies that fulfill the enrollment objectives set by the Dean for the school. S/he directs the activities of a specific area of recruitment, monitors budgets and is responsible for the performance of 2-3 Counselors and/or Assistant Directors as well as a Program Assistant. S/he ensures that a high quality pool of applicants is available for the university and its programs. This individual reads and evaluates applications for admission, participates in the selection process and may serve as Chair of a selection committee, conducts group information sessions for prospective students and represents the university at schools and college fairs during travel to assigned geographic recruitment territory and at alumni and other recruitment events. In addition, this individual serves as a member of the Dean’s management team, contributes to development of admissions policies and recruitment strategies and manages specialized recruitment functions such as management of alumni volunteer network.

QualificationsBasic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of directly related professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Student Services or related discipline.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Position requires travel.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Student Services
Organization: Admissions - AS&E
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 20, 2019, 8:51:02 AM




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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