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Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

About the Opportunity

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.

About the Opportunity:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, the Associate Director of Graduate Admissions is an essential member of the Admissions and Recruiting Team. The Associate Director of Graduate Admissions oversees the admissions pipeline process and activities for the MS in Business Analytics (Full-time/STEM and Online) and supports the recruiting and admissions activities for the Full-time & Part-time MBA, Master of Science (Finance, Management, International Management) and Graduate Certificate programs.

The Associate Director manages the admission operations, including application processing, admission and yield communications, database management (Slate, ApplyYourself, BusinessCAS, Salesforce and others) and reporting. The position will serve as liaison to the university's Enrollment Management team as well as vendors; and must be versatile and responsive to changing demands and circumstances, self-directed, and an effective member of a team. The ideal candidate will maintain collaborative working relationships with stakeholders both domestic and international, all levels of faculty and possess the ability to effectively interact with university-based cross-functional departments. Work may be performed remotely with the expectation of required time on-campus when needed (e.g., when supporting in-person programs) and work on special projects, as assigned

  • Creates and executes pipeline activity schedule and executing pipeline support activities that include regular communication with inquiry/lead populations and applicants
  • Reviews applications, makes recommendations for admission to the Admissions Committee and communicates decisions to applicants, including waitlist status and scholarship decisions
    • Interviews candidates and 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
    • Supervises and provides mentorship to Operations Assistant
    • Serves as the first point of contact at recruiting events such as general information and program-specific sessions (on- & off-campus or virtual) which may include corporate on-site visits, MBA/MS fairs and forums, and university events

  • Bachelor's degree required,
  • A minimum of 3 years of full-time professional experience related to college admission, student recruitment at a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university, college/university development, or recruitment at a business school.
  • Proven track record of successful strategic planning, excellent operational and systems management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Teams, as well as the ability to quickly learn new software and web-based programs.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and interpret data to inform decision-making on recruitment, admissions, and yield strategies.
  • Must be flexible and have the willingness to travel domestically and internationally and work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Strong project management/organizational skills with attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to balance multiple priorities for demanding constituencies.

  • MBA preferred or graduate degree in higher education administration
  • Experience as a supervisor, with hiring, coaching, and managing multicultural teams.
  • Experience working with CRM lead/prospect management processes and systems, including but not limited to application systems, Salesforce, Tableau or other analytics tools.

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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.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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