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.
Suffolk University is seeking an
Associate Director of Graduate Admission to join our team.
Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admission, this position
works as part of an admissions unit responsible for the recruitment
and admission of graduate students in the College of Arts &
Sciences (CAS) and Sawyer Business School (SBS). The candidate will
help guide prospective students through the steps to enrollment,
evaluate admission applications, and be involved in a range of
virtual and on/off campus recruitment activities including college
fairs, corporate visits, partner events and applicant interviews.
The Associate Director will serve as a member of the senior
admission team, work with the Director on the management of
graduate admission budget and provide mentorship and management of
the recruiting team. A limited hybrid (position based in Boston)
schedule is available and will incorporate a mixture of in-office
and remote work based on the needs of the office/enrollment
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.
Represent the University both virtually and in-person at
University-hosted and partner prospective student recruiting
events. Travel/recruit approximately 6-8 weeks throughout the year.
Conduct virtual and on/off-campus interviews with students as
requested. Demonstrate understanding of Suffolk Universitys
mission, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how our urban
location presents a unique opportunity for prospective students.
Candidate must be able to think strategically about their
recruitment market, and take a creative and data-driven approach to
Manages the admission process for a caseload of students by
answering prospects and applicants questions, following up with
applicants to ensure all required application materials are
received, interviewing applicants, reviewing files, and
contributing to admission decisions. Will be responsible for
ensuring a high level of service, responsible for managing and
reporting on student process from inquiry to enrollment and
progress towards institutional goals while ensuring data
The candidate will participate in the onboarding, training, and
mentorship of recruiting team members, and have direct oversight
and management of at least 3 full time staff members and 1-2
graduate fellows. Assists team with the development and cultivation
of a strategic territory and prospect management plan. Will serve
as a senior graduate admissions officer in the absence of the
Director. This requires the ability to make autonomous decisions
that may be tied to tactical and strategic planning on behalf of
the admissions office.
Serves as OGA liaison and maximizes relationships with OGA partners
that support recruiting a diverse population of graduate students.
This includes Program Directors, Career Services and the Office of
Assisting the Director with Office budget management, including
reviewing monthly reports, checking for correct budget lines and
conducting transfer requests as needed, also checking for
questionable charges and making recommendations for budget
allocation. performance and conversion rates, and keeping on top of
Developing off-campus domestic recruitment strategy, including
college fairs, vendor-run and larger scale events, and program
specific offerings. Prepare full, detailed list of all
opportunities with recommendations and analyze data to inform
domestic and international travel strategy.
Serve on university committees as needed.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Graduate Admission and
Senior Vice President of Enrollment
Bachelors degree required.
6+ years of relevant experience in admission and recruitment,
preferably at the graduate level.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse work
Strong time management and ability to meet strict, frequent
Ability to engage and network with prospective applicants including
the ability to represent the University professionally, express the
value of attending Suffolk and to sell a vision.
Strong creativity and innovation; willingness to try new approaches
to achieve desired objectives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including the
ability to write a variety of concise, engaging and professional
material directed to internal and external audiences.
Must be 18 years old, 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
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, including
having a valid passport.
Ability working nights and weekends as required for recruiting
Strong computer proficiency required; experience with an admission
CRM system preferred.
Able to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively.
Cover letter required to be considered