Assistant/Senior Assistant Director of Admissions

Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts
Closing date
Aug 4, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment

Job Details

Brandeis University Undergraduate Admissions is accepting applications for the position of Assistant/Senior Assistant Director.  This person will promote the University at both on and off campus programs, which include public presentations. All counseling staff have responsibility to create recruitment plans and professional relationships that value the inclusive and diverse values of Brandeis. This role will be a leader in the Admissions Office to direct larger recruitment initiatives and develop external partnerships in addition to being a key point of contact for community-based partner organizations. This staff member will manage a recruitment territory, building relationships with prospective students and their families, school counselors and representatives from community-based organizations.  In this role, it will also be important to develop a working knowledge of high school curriculum, interview prospective students and evaluate undergraduate applications. This person will serve as a member of the selection team and support the overall execution of strategic departmental and institutional enrollment goals.




Examples of Key Responsibilities:




  • Manage a regional recruitment territory- including travel, college fairs, receptions, information sessions, high school visits and electronic outreach.
  • Conduct a holistic review of all first-year and transfer applications from the assigned recruitment region and be an active participant in committee.
  • Maintain and grow formal and informal partnerships with community-based organizations.
  • Serve as the department point of contact for POSSE applicants and coordinate admissions staff and faculty review of POSSE applications.
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Associate Director on recruitment strategies for underrepresented and marginalized populations.
  • Perform information sessions on-campus and off-campus and serve as a resource for campus visitors on a regular basis.
  • Assist the counseling team as needed to support various projects and programs, as determined by the supervisor and the cyclical needs of the office.
  • Perform interviews with candidates for admission. 
  • Perform required travel 6-8 weeks in the fall and 1-2 weeks in the spring, including nights and weekends.





  • Bachelor’s degree required with 2+ years related work experience. Title and salary commensurate with experience.   
  • Skill and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as they affect the college admissions process; a demonstrated commitment to building a strong and diverse applicant pool, and an awareness of how systemic economic and racial inequity in students’ secondary school backgrounds impacts their application to college
  • Demonstrated strong process management skills; organizational skills; problem solving, and decision making.
  • Must be organized, an excellent communicator and collaborator, with the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines.  Ability to build strong relationships with admissions staff and constituents across campus and be a team player.
  • Computer skills - proficiency with Microsoft applications required; Slate by Technolutions and Workday preferred.
  • A valid US driver’s license and ability to travel outside of the U.S. is required. 

At Brandeis, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components of academic and workplace excellence. Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities and experiences, including those underrepresented in higher education.


Closing Statement


Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.


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