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
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
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
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 https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
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
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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