The Assistant Director will be an integral part of the
admissions team charged with identifying, recruiting, and enrolling
graduate degree students and certificate to degree with a special
focus on Babson’s full-time programs in Wellesley, MA. Specific
responsibilities include outbound phone work to prospective
candidates, staffing recruiting events (on and off campus) and
taking an active role in the interview and application review
process while serving as a point-of-contact for select MBA
applicants, specifically those interested in Babson’s full-time
Responsible for implementing the conversion process for the MBA and
Masters programs including proactive outreach to inquiries,
applicants, and admitted candidates via web, telephone, mail,
e-mail, social media, and in person.
Meets enrollment goals through the establishment of effective
consultative sales strategies and relationship management.
Promotes Babson’s Graduate programs through direct communication,
professional presentations, and the execution of well-coordinated
recruitment travel as well as onsite and virtual events.
In collaboration with the recruitment team, manages the prospect
funnel (from inquiry through enrollment) for select MBA
Reviews admission applications to the College; presents
recommendations to the admission committee; and has ownership in
decision-making processes (this includes some evening and weekend
Maintains responsibility for assigned full-time applicants,
including oversight of inquiry and applicant statistics as well as
cultivating relationships with students, faculty, staff and
Interviews and counsels prospective students and evaluates their
candidacy for Babson’s suite of full-time programs.
Works in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the
Senior Events Manager in planning and executing recruiting events,
both on campus and off. The program events may include:
one-on-one sessions with candidates, visitor programs, information
sessions, yield receptions, and business development visits.
Takes the lead on benchmarking projects to ensure application
process continues to be competitive and reflect market place
Functions as a member of a cross-functional team that includes
Career Development, Academic Services, Student Financial Aid and
International Student Services; shares responsibility for
establishing and maintaining a productive, collaborative and
continuous feedback loop with colleagues throughout the school and
Shares responsibility for marketing efforts including a variety of
outreach strategies designed to increase the funnel of inquiries,
convert inquiries to applicants, interview and counsel prospective
students, and evaluate their candidacy for one of Babson’s
Assumes additional responsibilities and projects as required.
Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
Minimum of 4-6 years of experience in graduate admission,
marketing, recruiting, staffing, or sales.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must have a “make-it-happen” mindset that leverages creative
solutions to recruit strong candidates.
Ability to handle multiple projects with frequent deadlines in a
Demonstrated ability to report and manipulate data to identify
shifts and trends in the marketplace.
Ability to work with ethnically, culturally, and socially diverse
students, staff, and faculty
Must be detail-oriented.
Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support
Entrepreneurial Thought & Action; takes thoughtful risks; and
accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to
gain sought-after results.
Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to
achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and
is flexible in changing conditions.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft
office. Successful candidates should know how to Mail Merge,
Sort/Filter within Excel, manipulate data with excel, and grasp
changing technology quickly.
Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License for one
year and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined
by the College’s insurer’s criteria) or a satisfactory driving
record; must successfully complete and pass the College’s vehicle
training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or
more frequent review of employee’s driving record based on the
College insurer’s criteria; and safety training as required by
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Ability to travel domestically and internationally
Babson College requires all Babson faculty and staff members
authorized to work on our campuses or any other property owned or
controlled by the College to verify that they have been fully
vaccinated for COVID-19. We have extended our vaccination policy to
require a COVID-19 booster shot for all eligible community members
as well. Faculty and staff must provide booster vaccination
information upon hire or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a
booster (unless granted a medical accommodation or religious
exemption). Requests for medical accommodation or religious
exemption should be addressed directly to Human Resources
Position is based in Wellesley, MA with the opportunity to work
remotely up to 3 days a week after a 3-month training period.