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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission/Systems

Suffolk University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Sep 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

At Suffolk University we are driven by the power of education, inclusion, and engagement to change lives and positively impact communities. Committed to excellence, we provide students with experiential and transformational learning opportunities that begin in the center of Boston, reach across the globe, and lead to extraordinary outcomes for our graduates. Suffolk University draws its energy from the vibrant urban heart of Boston, with its spectrum of cultures, customs, values, and expression, and from the rest of the world, in the places our students and faculty call home. Its the ideal foundation upon which to build a truly diverse university community

Reporting to the Director of Transfer Admission, the Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission/Systems works as part of an admissions unit responsible for the recruitment and admission of international and domestic transfer students. The candidate will help guide prospective students and families through the steps to enrollment, and be involved in a range of virtual and on/off campus transfer programs, counselor meetings and applicant interviews. The review of transfer applicants and awarding of transfer credit, as well as advanced standing credit, will be part of the candidates responsibilities. If youre passionate about helping students and value the importance of our historical mission of access, opportunity, and inclusion, then we welcome your application for this position.

A hybrid schedule, with a remote focus, is available with a mixture of minimal in-office hours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Represent the University both virtually and in-person at college fairs, secondary schools, universities and colleges abroad, and community colleges in the United States. Travel/recruit occasionally between the fall and spring semesters. Conduct virtual and on/off-campus interviews with students and families as requested. Demonstrated understanding of Suffolk Universitys mission, commitment to globalization, and how our urban location presents a unique opportunity for prospective students. Candidate must be able to think strategically about recruitment markets, and take a creative approach to increase the enrollment of undergraduate students.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate evaluation of approximately 400-500 applicants (freshmen and transfers), and issuing admission decisions and rankings for honors consideration or special financial aid merit programs. Reviewing and awarding transfer credit for international and domestic applicants. Counsels applicants, their families, school counselors and advisors on Suffolk Universitys admission policies and procedures. Develops and implements staff training initiatives focused on transfer credit workflow, transfer credit evaluation and transfer credit equivalencies. Develops and implements a streamlined course equivalency process for transfer credits that includes courses, AP, IB, CLEP, and military credits.
  • Producing academic progress report evaluations through Workday and Slate and linking to student records
  • Developing best practice for new Workday system upgrade communication plan for transfers
  • Updating course equivalency database for all institutions that Suffolk received transfer candidates
  • Bridging communication with Registrar and Academic Advising to properly place students in correct degree plan
  • Coordinating curriculum updates in both Workday and Admissions communications
  • Maintaining accurate transfer credit count for each enrolled transfer student
  • Help coordinate application generation and yield events such as area receptions, Open Houses, and Suffolk Showcase. Assist the Welcome Center in conducting virtual and on-campus information sessions and programming for students and families.
  • Requirements/Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in college admission and recruitment. Registrar experience a plus/credit evaluation experience - experience with transfer credit equivalency systems
  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • High level of emotional intelligence and ability to work with students, faculty, and staff from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge/understanding of general education curriculum (understanding of Massachusetts Community College general education foundation a plus)
  • Familiarity of how to interpret an academic progress report/degree evaluation.
  • Bilingual candidate preferred, but not required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently and efficiently
  • Strong time management, attention to detail, and ability to meet strict, frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with technology including Word, Excel, CRM systems (preferably Slate), social media, Zoom, WebEx, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, etc.
  • Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants, families, transfer advisors, and secondary school counselors
  • Experience in the evaluation of foreign credentials (outside of USA) preferred
  • Must have at least two years of driving experience and have a valid drivers license from the U.S. or U.S. Territories; must submit to an annual driver record check and maintain an acceptable driving record per university and/or insurance carrier requirements; must complete the University driver safety training within 60 days of hire and additional driver training as needed

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