Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Updated: 14 days ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Located in greater Boston and offering seven graduate programs in domestic and global policy and management, the Heller School is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top ten schools of Social Policy and Health Policy and Management. The mission of the Heller School is to drive positive social change through research, education and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and social inclusion in a sustainable way.
The Assistant Director manages the admissions and yield process for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX) and the Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM), including application processing and review, and planning and presenting at on-campus and virtual events. The Assistant Director also manages the processing of visa requests for all incoming international students at Heller. The Assistant Director represents the Heller School at recruiting events locally and across the U.S., including those focused on recruiting underrepresented students.
A cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Director serves as the admissions counselor for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution (COEX), and the Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM).

  • Manages the application, admissions, and yield processes for the COEX and GHPM programs.
  • Proactively engages with prospective students and applicants to COEX and GHPM to answer their questions about the Heller School, the academic programs, and application requirements, and to facilitate matriculations.
  • Manages the application flow to the COEX and GHPM admissions committees, including a pre-review of each application and verification of supporting documents.
  • Develops and maintains excellent collegial working relationships with COEX and GHPM faculty and staff in order to facilitate an efficient and successful admissions and yield process.
  • Manages logistics, creates presentations, and hosts virtual information sessions and on-campus events for COEX and GHPM throughout the year.

The Assistant Director Manages the collection and processing of documentation for I-20s and DS-2019s for all incoming international students at Heller, and serves as the office's liaison to the Brandeis International Students and Scholars Office.

The Assistant Director represents the Heller School at student recruitment events both locally and across the U.S., including those focused on recruiting underrepresented students.

Qualifications

  • Skill and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as they affect the admissions process, and a demonstrated commitment to building a strong and diverse applicant pool.
  • A commitment to a diverse working environment and to cultivating a diverse community.
  • Relevant experience in admissions or student services, excellent project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a busy office.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and perform well under pressure.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to work well with faculty and staff, and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak professionally and persuasively and to engage diverse audiences through both group presentations and individual consultations.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people from other cultures.
  • Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience are required; master's degree preferred.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally for up to three days at a time in the U.S. and work occasional evenings.
  • This position is suitable for a hybrid/flex schedule with at least two days in the office required each week once the onboarding and training period has been completed

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.



Located in greater Boston and offering seven graduate programs in domestic and global policy and management, the Heller School is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top ten schools of Social Policy and Health Policy and Management. The mission of the Heller School is to drive positive social change through research, education and public engagement that inform policies and programs designed to address disparities in well-being and social inclusion in a sustainable way.
The Assistant Director manages the admissions and yield process for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence (COEX) and the Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM), including application processing and review, and planning and presenting at on-campus and virtual events. The Assistant Director also manages the processing of visa requests for all incoming international students at Heller. The Assistant Director represents the Heller School at recruiting events locally and across the U.S., including those focused on recruiting underrepresented students.
A cover letter and resume are required for consideration.

Key Responsibilities

The Assistant Director serves as the admissions counselor for the Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution (COEX), and the Master of Science in Global Health Policy and Management (GHPM).

  • Manages the application, admissions, and yield processes for the COEX and GHPM programs.
  • Proactively engages with prospective students and applicants to COEX and GHPM to answer their questions about the Heller School, the academic programs, and application requirements, and to facilitate matriculations.
  • Manages the application flow to the COEX and GHPM admissions committees, including a pre-review of each application and verification of supporting documents.
  • Develops and maintains excellent collegial working relationships with COEX and GHPM faculty and staff in order to facilitate an efficient and successful admissions and yield process.
  • Manages logistics, creates presentations, and hosts virtual information sessions and on-campus events for COEX and GHPM throughout the year.

The Assistant Director Manages the collection and processing of documentation for I-20s and DS-2019s for all incoming international students at Heller, and serves as the office's liaison to the Brandeis International Students and Scholars Office.

The Assistant Director represents the Heller School at student recruitment events both locally and across the U.S., including those focused on recruiting underrepresented students.

Qualifications

  • Skill and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as they affect the admissions process, and a demonstrated commitment to building a strong and diverse applicant pool.
  • A commitment to a diverse working environment and to cultivating a diverse community.
  • Relevant experience in admissions or student services, excellent project management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a busy office.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and perform well under pressure.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to work well with faculty and staff, and a strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak professionally and persuasively and to engage diverse audiences through both group presentations and individual consultations.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with people from other cultures.
  • Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience are required; master's degree preferred.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally for up to three days at a time in the U.S. and work occasional evenings.
  • This position is suitable for a hybrid/flex schedule with at least two days in the office required each week once the onboarding and training period has been completed

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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