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Assistant Director of Admissions

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
$55,000 - $60,000. The Academy offers generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Admissions

Posting:                                     July 2022

Position Number:                   FY22-51

Division:                                   Enrollment Management, Equity & Inclusions

Union Affiliation:                  Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Supervision Received:         Director of Admissions

Supervision exercised:        Subordinate professional, classified, and student personnel in areas of responsibility

General Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for collection and collation of materials necessary for the assessment of applicants.  Represents MMA at various recruitment events such as college fairs, outreach programs, workshops, and school visits.
  • Travel territory management as assigned including scheduling of events/visits, building/maintaining of relationships with appropriate stakeholders, and coordination of events within assigned territory.  Extensive travel during peak times will be required. 
  • Review of applications with decisions/recommended decisions within travel territory and other assigned reading territory. 
  • Monitoring and responding to email and other communications with prospective students and Families
  • Additional communication outside of the prescribed CRM communication plan includes maintaining a top leads list. 
  • Monitor submitted and started applications to initiate follow-up regarding missing documents or application submission. 
  • Creative development of new recruitment strategies and events within assigned territory. 
  • Assist or lead the summer yield program and participation in on-campus events to support recruitment efforts. 
  • Assist with the development and review of marketing materials for prospective students.  

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required and  2-5 years related work experience, college admissions experience a plus
  • Ability to travel within the United States and possibly abroad.  Ability to drive a vehicle.  Valid driver’s license.  Ability to work evenings and weekends. 
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office suite as well as database management systems to deliver admission programs
  • Experience in scheduling, managing, training motivating, groups of volunteers and student assistants. 
  • Experience in publicly speaking in front of small and large audiences. Demonstrated cultural competence in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, national origin, and other areas of diversity. 
  • Maintain a standard of admissions ethics. Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to the procedures and mission of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Business, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred.  Linguistic Fluency or proficiency in an additional language(s), both oral and written (i.e. Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, or Mandarin Chinese)
  • Experience with organizing and operating residential camps.

Salary:  $55,000 - $60,000.   The Academy offers generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalists must complete a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and COVID-19 vaccine verification. 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.

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