Associate Director, Admissions & Enrollment

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Rabb School and Brandeis Online. At Brandeis, we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition assistance for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to fill the role of Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment. This position plays a crucial role in shaping the student body and the corporate partnerships of our online programs and contributing to the enrollment growth and overall success of the online programs offered by the university. Reporting to the Director of Enrollment and Marketing.

Key Responsibilities:

Admissions Operations (50%):

  • Develop and implement comprehensive admissions and recruitment strategies in alignment with the goals and mission of Brandeis Online.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment and Marketing to establish enrollment targets, plan and contribute to the overall growth of the online programs.

  • Manage the admissions review process, ensuring timely and thorough evaluation of applications and making admissions decisions.

  • Collaborate with faculty and program directors to assess applicant qualifications and fit with program offerings.

  • Provide guidance and support to prospective students throughout the admissions process, addressing inquiries and concerns promptly.

  • Conduct information sessions, webinars, and one-on-one meetings to assist prospective students and corporate partners in understanding program offerings and admission requirements.

  • Create a yearly admissions operations calendar in collaboration with the Director of Enrollment and Marketing.

  • Make updates to the applications, forms, and communications.

  • Write and design email communications.

  • Coordinate, monitor, and train external partners.

Recruitment/Enrollment (40%):

  • Create and execute effective recruitment plans to attract a diverse pool of qualified candidates and corporate partners.

  • Represent Brandeis at recruitment events and conferences, both on and off-campus, fostering relationships with prospective students, alumni, and industry partners.

  • Nurture both existing and prospective corporate partners.

  • Work closely with corporate partners to understand their talent needs and preferences.

  • Organize employer-focused events, such as industry-specific networking sessions, workshops, and on-site visits, to strengthen connections between the university and corporate entities.

  • Negotiate and renew existing and new partnership agreements with employers.

  • Identify, propose, implement and manage enrollment and recruiting initiatives to support growth and needs.

Data Analysis and Reporting (5%):

  • Utilize data analytics to assess the effectiveness of recruitment strategies and make data-driven recommendations for continuous improvement.

  • Generate regular reports on admissions trends, applicant demographics, and other key metrics.

  • Collaborate with corporate partners to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the programs and identify areas for improvement.

Collaboration and Professional Development (5%):

  • Work closely with various departments within Brandeis, including marketing, the registrar, IT, and student services, to ensure seamless coordination in achieving enrollment goals and admissions processes.

  • Collaborate with university-wide admissions and corporate partnership initiatives and share best practices with colleagues.

  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices in admissions, and changes in educational policies that may impact the recruitment process.

  • Participate in professional development opportunities and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills in admissions and recruitment.

Education & Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree in a relevant field preferred.

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in admissions and recruitment, preferably in an online higher education setting.


  • Strong understanding of graduate education and the needs of adult learners.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools.

  • Familiarity with CRM systems and admissions software, Slate preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

  • Limited evening and weekend work related to event support required; limited travel possible.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans.  Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations.  Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society.  Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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