Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
About Lesley University:
Located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in the human arts of education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400 students and 90,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer significant paid time off, a generous retirement plan, and tuition programs that enable employees and their dependents to expand their knowledge and skills.
Lesley is committed to the ongoing pursuit of strategic diversity initiatives that help to position diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental to institutional and academic excellence at Lesley. In doing so, Lesley strives for a campus culture and community that fosters a true sense of belonging for all, provides opportunity for everyone to participate equally and fully in the Lesley experience, and helps to develop each individual's capacity to confidently and competently engage within and across difference. Given an evolving national context and the rapid change in the demographic profile of our country, the University has made a significant commitment to addressing and enhancing its campus climate and diversity capabilities as an institution.
Lesley seeks a Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, who will serve to recruit and enroll qualified students for the University's graduate programs.
The selected individual, reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, will advise and assist prospective students with application procedures, the admissions process, and program information; assist in the development of the plan to achieve program enrollment goals; maintain records, create reports and assess recruit strategies; facilitate appropriate communication between prospective students and program faculty and staff regarding program information, application process, financial aid, student services and class registration; engage in enrollment efforts to meet the university's goals related to student diversity, equity, and inclusion; participate in on- and off-campus recruitment efforts, and identify and cultivate external contacts to increase student enrollment.
The successful candidate will have at least three to five years' prior admissions/sales/customer service experience; excellent communication (verbal, written and presentation), interpersonal, organization and advising/counseling skills; computer/data entry skills, preferably Microsoft Office and CRM experience; ability to travel as required, valid driver's license and access to personal auto; willingness to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment with some evening and weekend work; and have at least a Bachelor's degree.
At Lesley University we strive for a supportive and equitable environment where people - regardless of race, physical ability, age, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected personal identities - can participate equally and fully as their true selves in all aspects of university life. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the fabric of our institution.
A letter of interest, CV/resume, and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service must be included for full consideration.