Associate Director of Admissions

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 15, 2021
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Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director of Admissions

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Senior Associate Director for Application Evaluation and Selection, the Associate Director for Strategic Projects and Populations will be responsible for supporting the needs of the undergraduate admissions office in leading strategic projects, as dictated by unit and institutional goals, and curating relationships with key external groups. This position will also supervise the support and processing of special admission populations.

As a territory manager, traditional responsibilities include: travel to attract and subsequently enroll freshman; develop and implement targeted programming efforts and activities; manage a territory throughout the admission cycle; evaluate freshman and transfer applicants for admission; counsel and advise students and families regarding the admission process; conduct interviews and presentations; and establish, develop and maintain relationships with guidance counselors and transfer advisors while marketing the University effectively.

This position includes the direct supervision of Assistant Directors of Admissions. The incumbent will be engaged in long-term planning and evaluation, as well as resource assessment and management. The Associate Director serves on the office management team and assists in developing and implementing office policies and procedures. The position serves on campus-wide committees and represents the University to prospective students, families and secondary school counselors. The position also actively contributes to the office welfare by working collaboratively with managers in unit to achieve institutional enrollment goals.

  • Management of special populations within the admission process
  • Maintains relationships with key campus partners including University Advancement and Athletics
  • Recruitment, customer service, and application evaluation for geographic territories
  • Supervises Assistant Directors

  • Bachelor's degree and at least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in college admission. Masters preferred.
  • Strong supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • A thorough understanding of the new student recruitment process
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated understanding of admissions technical systems.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented, programming experience preferred
  • Knowledge of higher education issues related to recruitment, admission and enrollment of students.

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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.

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