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Assistant Director for International Admissions

University of Massachusetts Boston
UMass Boston

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 520485
Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Pay Grade: 29
Date opened: 25 Sep 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 09 Oct 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary:

The Assistant Director for International Admissions will be responsible for the development and/or implementation of domestic and international recruitment activities and strategies to attract new students to the university, with a focus on international students. The Assistant Director will monitor international prospects and applications and implement strategies to convert them in the admissions funnel; will utilize yield strategies to increase enrollment of international first-year and transfer students; and will review applications and render admission decisions for international and domestic applicants.

The Assistant Director will be assigned additional responsibilities such as serving as a liaison to one of the undergraduate colleges and/or managing one of the university’s international partnerships. The incumbent will also provide career and enrollment counseling; will conduct interviews and information sessions; and assist with on-campus and both domestic and international off-campus recruitment travel. Special projects to be determined based on incumbent’s professional interests and business needs.

Examples of Duties:

  • Strategize and execute domestic and international travel/recruitment activities and attract international students to the University.
  • Monitor international, first-year and transfer applications and implement strategies to convert them in the admissions funnel.
  • Plan and execute domestic and international student recruitment.
  • Utilize the division’s customer relationship management (CRM) system to help track and recruit students throughout the admissions process.
  • Review applications and render admission decisions for domestic and international applicants.
  • Gain and maintain and understanding of various international academic credentials, equivalencies, and exams for the purpose of application review.
  • Conduct interviews and information sessions.
  • Provide career/enrollment counseling to students.
  • Serve as liaison to one of the undergraduate colleges and/or international partnerships.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one-three years in post-secondary administration, counseling or recruiting required. The incumbent is required to have and maintain throughout the duration of employment in this position a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation to travel throughout identified recruitment territory. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as well as off-campus recruiting events, is required.

  • Basic knowledge of international admissions, recruitment, and application review.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting, as well as independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to deliver services in an environment with an emphasis on customer service, both internally and externally.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally for recruitment purposes.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Application Instructions:

    Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

    Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

    Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link:

    Grade: 29

    Salary Ranges

    This is an exempt union position.

    All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

    UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas or 617-287-5148.

    Applications close: 09 Oct 2023 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at University of Massachusetts Boston

    The University of Massachusetts Boston is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for urban public universities. The scenic waterfront campus is located next to the John F. Kennedy Library, with easy access to downtown Boston. 

    The second-largest campus in the UMass system, UMass Boston combines a small-college experience with the vast resources of a major research university. With a 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students easily interact with professors because most teaching occurs in small class sizes. Ninety-three percent of full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

    UMass Boston’s academic excellence is reflected by a growing student body of nearly 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university’s eight colleges offer more than 100 undergraduate programs and 50 graduate programs. The University Honors Program serves 300 students who thrive on intellectual challenge. Enriched courses probe more deeply into theory or venture further into application.

    UMass Boston’s diverse student body provides a global context for student learning, and its location in a major U.S. city provides connections to employers in industries such as finance, health care, technology, service, and education, offering students opportunities to gain valuable in-school experience via internships, clinicals, and other career-related placements.

    More than 100 student organizations — including clubs, literary magazines, newspaperradio stationart gallery, and 16 NCAA Division III sports teams — offer a rich campus life. Students live throughout Greater Boston and in apartment communities just steps from the campus, and enjoy the rich amenities, cultural attractions, and educational opportunities that make the city the biggest and best college town in the nation.

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