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Regional Director of Graduate Recruitment

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Regional Director of Graduate Recruitment

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Regional Director serves an integral role in the growth of domestic enrollments for graduate programs at Khoury College and is the primary face of Khoury in California. Our Align programs are a key driver of domestic enrollments. Align enables intellectually curious students to earn a Master of Science in Computer or Data Science without a background in computing or programming. Regardless of undergraduate major or current experience, Align's custom curricula prepares students for high demand jobs in tech. The college aims to use this program to increase participation by women and underrepresented groups in the computing field. This role will, however, be a key partner in recruiting for all Khoury graduate programs and will support the national team as need on domestic recruiting efforts.


Core responsibilities for this role include:
1) Working with Khoury recruitment leadership team to strategize and implement an effective regional recruitment plan to increase our domestic student body at the California campuses

2) Supporting prospective students during the application and enrollment process

3) Developing regional strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, identified colleges and other ecosystem actors to strengthen outreach, enrollment and brand visibility with the target audience.

Work with recruiting leadership team to develop a plan to build domestic enrollments in California

Manage Graduate Admissions Counselor to help attain goals. Supports the Khoury's Director of Recruitment and Community Engagement in the development and coaching of Admissions Counselors to help attain goal

Works within the national recruitment marketing strategy to deploy tactics in region

Support recruitment events both virtually and in person at the regional and national level. Present programs as needed at events.

Works collaboratively with regional campus leadership to understand their strategic vision and incorporate in the regional plan

Works collaboratively with Enrollment Management colleagues in region to ensure a collaborative approach to outreach and recruiting

As part of a national team this position will support other college initiatives as needed

Works to achieve the following goals:

Regional Goals:
Work with College/University team to plan and execute local event strategy in California

Foster and develop relationships with community organizations, and local/regional colleges/universities

Research feeder colleges and work with recruitment team leaders to implement feeder school outreach plan

Create co-planned events with colleges + recruiting partners

Identify influencers (internal: current students/alums/faculty) (external: recruiting partners)

Organize multicultural and diversity-focused recruitment activities and events in collaboration with recruitment team leaders

Enrollment goals:
Maintain healthy lead generation pipeline with lead generation from recruiting events + recruiting partner contacts

Increase domestic enrollments year over year by 40%

Grow diverse enrollments in keeping with goal of 50% women and 25% URG

Build rapport and guide prospects through admission process

Identify ‘hot spot' locations for outreach events

Identify opportunities to speak to a captivated student audience at feeder schools

Nurturing goals:
Maintain healthy domestic pipeline by nurturing applications to enrolled status

Build rapport and guide prospects through admission process

Works in tandem with enrollment counselor to follow recruitment communication plan and workflow and providing timely response to new inquiries throughout the week

Prepare and maintain records and reports related to assigned activities

Performs routine clerical, office and data entry task as needed to ensure all leads are updated in Salesforce

Bachelor's degree required; MS preferred; 5 + years of experience in admissions and/or recruitment; Previous experience in recruiting position required (3+ years); Experienced presenter, comfortable in front of large and small groups; Prior supervisory experience preferred; Customer service, sales or marketing experience with excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to reflect and promote the mission, vision, and identity of the University and Khoury College; Experience using Salesforce or other CRM; Experience working in higher education, preferably in California; Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; Ability to work independently as part of a remote team; Collaborative team player; Proven problem solver and strategist to find and build community and university relationships; Capacity to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends; Willingness to travel on a frequent basis; Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds, move furniture and be able to physically set up rooms for meetings/events; Proficiency with MS Office, Teams, Zoom, and other webinar software, willing to learn new technologies; Must possess strong time management skills and can prioritize and balance responsibilities

Salary Grade:

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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