Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Located in greater Boston, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management is ranked in the top ten schools of social policy by U.S. News & World Report. Heller faculty, students, and staff are deeply committed to positive social change both locally and globally.

We are seeking an experienced individual to fill the role of Associate Director of Graduate Admissions. This position plays a crucial role in recruiting and yielding students to Heller graduate programs.

This position is suitable for partially remote work 2-3 days per week, and on-campus work 2-3 days per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the admissions process for Heller master's degree programs. This includes interviewing applicants, reviewing applications, and making admission decisions in collaboration with the Assistant Dean.
  • Manages the planning and implementation of on-campus and virtual recruiting and yield events. This includes scheduling, developing content, and presenting along with program faculty, students, and alumni.
  • Engages in consistent and timely communication with prospective students and applicants, and manages a comprehensive yield plan for admitted applicants.
  • Serves as the primary recruiter for Heller, attending graduate school fairs and conferences locally and across the U.S. (seasonal travel; 15% of time).
  • Manages Heller's partnerships with select organizations.
  • Produces admissions reports for academic program staff.
  • Serves as co-supervisor for the office's graduate assistants.

Qualifications and Additional Information:

Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. At least five years of relevant experience in admissions, excellent project management skills, and attention to details.

Demonstrated ability to write and speak professionally and persuasively and to engage diverse audiences through both group presentations and individual consultations. Experience with CRMs, Slate preferred. Must be able to travel for 2-3 days at a time within the U.S.

The person in this position is required to analyze data and trends - both internal and external - and develop and implement strategies in various aspects of recruitment and yield in order to meet program targets and budget expectations.

Must be able to transport admissions publications and displays to graduate school fairs.

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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