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Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 8, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
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Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

About the Opportunity

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

About the D'Amore-McKim School of Business:

Founded in 1922, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business application. At the undergraduate level, both the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business programs offer students the opportunity to develop into highly motivated business leaders. Graduate students and corporate learners can choose from several different certificate and full-time and part-time MBA and MS programs designed to enable motivated professionals to accelerate their success in business. The school is committed to embedding a global mindset into all of these programs, as well as in its research and outreach activities.


The Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions (part-time) is a member of the Recruiting and Admissions Team and has responsibility for admissions pipeline process and activities (driving inquiries to application) for programs in the Graduate School of Business Administration (GSBA) including the Full-Time MBA, Part-Time MBA, MS Finance/MBA, Specialty Masters (Business Analytics, Finance, Management, International Management), Graduate Certificates and others.

The Assistant Director will participate in creating pipeline activity and executing pipeline support activities (using Slate, BusinessCAS/WebAdmit, Salesforce and other database management systems) that include regular communication with inquiry/lead populations and applicants.

Other responsibilities:

  • Reviews applications, makes recommendations for admission to the Admissions Committee
  • Communicates decisions to applicants including wait list status and scholarship decisions
  • Interviews candidates
  • 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
  • Represents the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at recruiting activities such as general information sessions and program-specific sessions (on- and off-campus, virtual) which may include corporate on-site visits and information sessions, MBA/MS fairs and forums, university events.
  • Recruits and coordinates student and alumni ambassadors.
  • Other assignments as needed.
  • The local MBA, MS and Graduate Certificate program markets are extremely competitive. Aggressive and consistent admissions efforts paired with data-informed strategies are essential to increase the quantity and quality of prospective candidates, applicants, admitted, and enrolled students. The DMSB is committed to raising visibility by improving its position in the business school rankings. The Assistant Director's efforts will be critical in this regard.


Bachelor's degree required, MBA or graduate degree in higher education administration preferred. At least three years' experience with preference given to candidates who have experience in MBA and/or MS admissions and recruiting. Expertise in overseeing and managing database systems. Candidates must demonstrate a professional presence and maturity along with leadership in dealing with a variety of audiences, external and internal to the university. Excellent interpersonal, oral presentation, and written communication skills are critical for success. Expertise in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and database management and other technological support resources. Ability to synthesize and interpret data to inform decision-making on recruitment, admissions, and yield strategies.
Strong project management/organizational skills with attention to detail, commitment to quality, and ability to balance multiple demands from demanding constituencies. Creativity, positive can-do attitude, flexibility, initiative, and ability to function effectively as member of a team. Responsive to feedback and committed to continuous improvement. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally and work evenings and weekends as required.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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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