Assistant Director, Graduate Admission

Job description

Assistant Director, Graduate Admission
Target Hire Date
08/02/2021 - 1 month to go
Join our community and experience Emerson College!

Serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students for our graduate programs.

Looking for a self-starter who's able to work independently, yet still manage projects simultaneously.

The Office of Graduate Admission seeks a motivated individual to serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students interested in a portfolio of graduate programs. Under the supervision of the Sr Associate Director of Graduate Admission, this position will recruit prospective students, assist with admission requirements, and provide support and guidance to prospective students throughout the enrollment process.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitates enrollment activities for students engaged in the enrollment process including; conducting student interviews and acting as liaison with appropriate College departments to identify problems and contribute to their resolution.
  • Provide appropriate follow-up and follow through with prospective students from point of inquiry through enrollment. Present information about how Emerson College may benefit the student's personal, academic and professional needs. Answer questions and respond to prospective student concerns.
  • One-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations is an important responsibility of this position. Admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, information sessions, presentations, phone calls, and emails.
  • Conducts extensive proactive outreach via phone and email is also an important part of the Assistant Directors' role, requiring strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • The candidate will be responsible for recruitment for the following Graduate programs:
    • Media Design
    • Political Communication
    • Public Relations
    • Sports Communication
    • Theatre Education

Additional Responsibilities
  • The position will be able to assume additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Incumbent may be asked to represent the College at local events.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to obtain, or already have a valid driver's license
  • 2-4 years of experience in college admissions or a related field
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion in everyday actions and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent public speaking ability and willingness to present to both large and small groups.
  • Willingness to learn and use technology for presentations, email communications, application review, and other job-related duties
  • Experience using Windows and/or Apple operating systems and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently and as part of a team
  • High ability to use independent judgment, is required to make independent and holistic decisions across all aspects of the admission funnel

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and counseling skills
  • Knowledge of Emerson College programs and services
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, to a diverse array of audiences

Work Environment and Position Demands:
  • Physical Place and Existing Conditions: Usual Office Conditions
  • Intellectual and Mental Concentration for extended periods of time: Requires long periods of mental concentration.
  • Requires constant coordination of Mental and Visual Attention: Yes
  • Requires ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time: Yes
  • Requires ability to lift and move objects that are: Up to 25 lbs.
  • Requires ability to move materials: Occasionally
  • Requires working in difficult physical positions and body contortions: No
  • Amount of time required to travel to do this job: Occasionally

Grade of Position: A15E

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36.25

Hiring Range: $51,100.00 - $53,600.00

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About Us
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Its main campus is located in the center of the dynamic multicultural city of Boston, in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college also has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. Emerson College enrolls over 4,300 graduate and undergraduate students from more than 70 countries and all 50 states.

Diversity Statement
Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: [email protected]

Annual Clery Report
In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time