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Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.

Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.

We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.

Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.

We are also committed to the well-being of our employees. Our terrific benefits package for benefits-eligible positions include, but are not limited to:
  • Generous paid time-off programs and commitment to work-life balance
  • Tuition free course benefits in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School for employees with additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children
  • Top-notch well-being care available through Harvard Pilgrim Medical/Delta Dental and a Flexible Spending Account
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Employee Assistance Program that provides employees and their family members with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling for personal and work challenges
  • Discounted home and auto insurance

  • Description

    Suffolk University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admission! If you enjoy helping individuals see how graduate education can help them advance their careers, check out this opportunity!

    Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admission, the Senior Assistant Director is responsible for a full range of duties to support the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of new graduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) and the Sawyer Business School (SBS).

    In close collaboration with Graduate Admission colleagues, strategically apply and expand upon the Graduate Strategic Recruitment Plan for each graduate program (degree and non-degree) to create robust, comprehensive recruitment strategies and outreach efforts aimed at meeting prescribed enrollment goals.


    Develop comprehensive domestic recruitment travel and off-campus events plan. Coordinates travel planning and execution for the Office of Graduate Admission and conduct extensive recruitment travel in the New England region.


    Working closely with the Office of Alumni Relations and the graduate program offices, develops, plans, and manages the Graduate Ambassador Program as a tool to recruit and yield new graduate students.


    Manages the admission process for a caseload of students by answering prospects’ and applicants’ questions, following up with applicants to ensure all required application materials are received, interviewing applicants, reviewing files, and contributing to admission decisions.


    Assist the Director of Graduate Admission and Associate Director in the onboarding, training, and mentorship of entry-level staff members including Graduate Admission Counselors and Admission Assistants related to graduate program details and unique selling propositions. Manage and update the staff onboarding manual as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
    • 3-5 years of relevant experience in admission and recruitment, preferably at the graduate level.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment
    • Strong time management and ability to meet strict, frequent deadlines
    • Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants including the ability to represent the University professionally, express the value of attending Suffolk, and ‘sell’ a vision
    • Strong creativity and innovation; willingness to try new approaches to achieve desired objectives
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to write a wide variety of concise, engaging, and professional material directed to a wide variety of internal and external audiences
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, including having a valid passport
    • Ability working nights and weekends as required for recruiting events
    • Strong computer proficiency required; experience with an admission CRM system preferred.
    • Able to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively.

    Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

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