Director of Graduate Admission

Boston, MA | Contract to Perm

Post Date: 06/06/2017 Job ID: 78727 Specialty: Executive/Management

A top university in Boston, MA is seeking a Director of Graduate Admission to join their team. The successful candidate for the Director of Graduate Admission contract-to-hire role will have a demonstrated ability and understanding of the mission of the University’ s urban location and the unique opportunity this presents for prospective students. The incumbent must also have the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm about the University, a strong work ethic, be able to exercise sound judgment, and be skilled at public speaking and writing. The ability to communicate professionally with a variety of different internal and external audiences is necessary. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Director of Graduate Admission:
  • Collaborate with the Assistant VP for Enrollment/Admissions to establish overall strategies for the graduate admission area and develop tactics to deploy that strategy
  • Provide leadership, development, and management of the graduate admission staff which consists of 5 Assistant/Associate Directors and 3 administrative support members as well as 5 student workers/grad fellows
  • Collaborate with the program directors (faculty or administrators), Deans, and the University’ s marketing team, to develop recruiting and marketing strategies for the graduate programs in general and for specific programs
  • Work to develop and place advertising, direct mail, graduate admission brochures, and electronic outreach
  • Work with the program directors to develop acceptance criteria for each graduate program and for appropriate articulation and implementation of that criteria
  • S/he serves as a campus leader in policy decisions affecting graduate students
  • Responsible for the development and nurturing of a network of alumni, corporate and community members to assist in the recruitment of students
  • Design and maintain reporting formats to assure that appropriate data on students and applicants is maintained to inform recruiting and marketing strategies and tactics
  • Follow and enforce compliance standards
  • Develop and monitor progress toward targets and projections. Strategize and implement plans to achieve those goals
  • Interview students personally when appropriate
  • Travel locally, nationally and internationally as needed
  • Participate as an active member of various academic and University wide committees and serves as an important member of the enrollment Management team
  • Serve as a catalyst and advisor to Faculty for program revision and development of new programs to meet market needs
  • Develop and effectively deploy graduate admission budget
Requirements for the Director of Graduate Admission:
  • Master’ s degree and a minimum of 7 years of progressive admissions experience
  • Knowledge of current graduate school markets and an understanding of how to reach those markets through various media and other contacts
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to be able to do such things as plan effectively with program directors, motivate staff to implement those plans, speak publicly and privately with prospective students to encourage their application
  • An understanding of the nature and purpose of the graduate programs and the educational and professional environments from which students from the program are recruited
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally
  • Valid driver’ s license
  • Current passport
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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