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Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Northeastern University

Job Description

About the D’Amore-McKim School of Business:
 
Founded in 1922, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University prepares the leaders that the times demand. We deliver a curriculum that combines knowledge in technology and data analytics with uniquely human skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and an entrepreneurial mindset. From undergraduate to MBA-level programs—online, on-site, or hybrid, full- or part-time, our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
 
Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions (part-time) is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions Team and has responsibility for admissions pipeline process and activities (driving inquiries to application) for programs in the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) including the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, MS Finance/MBA, Specialty Masters (Business Analytics, Finance, Management, International Management), Graduate Certificates and others.
The Assistant Director will participate in creating pipeline activity schedule and executing pipeline support activities that include regular communication with inquiry/lead populations and applicants.
 
Other responsibilities:
  • reviews applications, makes recommendations for admission to the Admissions Committee
  • communicates decisions to applicants including wait list status and scholarship decisions
  • interviews candidates
  • tracks decisions and updates applicant records in the CRM and admissions systems
  • plans and implements recruiting and yield events including open houses for admitted candidates
  • represents the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at recruiting activities such as general information sessions and program-specific sessions (on- and off-campus, virtual) which may include corporate on-site visits and information sessions, MBA/MS fairs and forums, university events.
  • Recruits and coordinates student and alumni ambassadors.
  • Other assignments as needed.
 
The local MBA, MS and Graduate Certificate program markets are extremely competitive. Aggressive and consistent admissions efforts paired with data-informed strategies are essential to increase the quantity and quality of prospective candidates, applicants, admitted and enrolled students. The DMSB is committed to raising visibility by improving its position in the business school rankings. The Assistant Director’s efforts will be critical in this regard.
 

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required, MBA preferred or graduate degree in higher education administration. At least three years of experience with preference given to candidates who have experience in MBA or graduate admission and recruiting. Candidates must demonstrate a professional presence and maturity in dealing with a variety of audiences, external and internal to the university. Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills are critical for success. Expertise in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database management and other technological support resources. Strong project management/organizational skills with attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to balance multiple demands from different constituencies. Creativity, positive can-do attitude, flexibility, initiative, and ability to function effectively as member of a team. Responsive to feedback and committed to continuous improvement. Willingness to travel and ability to work evenings and weekends as required.

Documents to Submit:
Cover Letter
Resume
 
This position is 27 hours per week.
 
Position Type
 

Enrollment

 
Additional Information
 
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
 
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
 
To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see
www.northeastern.edu/diversity

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