Boston College Introduction
Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.Job Description
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions, CSON
The Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions, CSON serves as the primary point of contact for graduate admissions in the Connell School. They help oversee applications to the MS, DNP, CRNA and Ph.D. programs throughout the year. This position supports the Assistant Dean of Graduate Students, Enrollment and Financial Aid and executes the priorities of the AD and Program Directors. They proactively plan with the Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment to manage the enrollment process. He/she will proactively plan with the Assistant Dean Graduate Students, Enrollment and Financial Aid, regarding graduate policies and procedures related to enrollment and financial aid. In addition, this person serves as a liaison to other schools and University departments.
They work to admit approximately 175 new students per year via 7 routes of entry across various and growing programs. This person represents the Connell School at various functions on and offsite (day long). This position helps plan admission events up to and including orientation of newly enrolled students. This person will help manage more than 500 applications per year to various programs.
Admissions and Financial Aid Operations (55%)
*Manages day-to-day operations of Admissions Office
*Supervises office graduate assistants and work study students
*Provides customer service to prospective students through a number of channels, including responding to both electronic and telephone inquiries and providing follow-up communications
*Assists with correspondence for Assistant Dean and Program Director(s) with applicants; schedules appointments for applicants with admissions team
*In collaboration with Assistant Director, Financial Aid and Academic Services, manages document coordination for incoming international students
*In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, coordinates electronic acceptance mailings
*Responsible for editing, testing, and creating initiatives for electronic Slate application during Cycle Prep and application periods. Serves as the primary point of contact for applicants who are experiencing technical difficulties.
*Updates Slate interface as necessary to orchestrate decision letters, campus visits, events, and interviews.
*Manages departmental contact lists and partners with the Assistant Dean on admissions mailings
*Serves as one of two Connell Slate Superusers and part of Slate user governance group. Monitors updates to Slate system and capabilities to optimize office processes.
*Manages document coordination of electronic applications and process supporting documents; approve application fee waiver and international test score waiver requests
*Manages non-degree applicants.
*Communicates effectively with the Assistant Director of Academic Operations
Recruitment Coordination and Support (45%)
*Attends off-campus (day-long) and on-campus recruitment events with the goal of generating prospective student inquiries and applications. In collaboration with faculty and staff, create and articulate narratives describing the school and its culture and mission. Identify and target new populations of potential students, network with organizations, institutions, and alumni, and create pipelines of applicants with the goal of meeting enrollment targets.
*Manages and schedules recruitment travel
*Advise and mentor prospective students in choosing programs and degrees that best serve their future career aspirations.
*Reviews application files. In collaboration with the associate dean, determine admission and financial aid decisions.
Other duties as assigned.Requirements
Must be able to work with some independence and make decisions on a daily basis which further the graduate admissions objectives of CSON. Also conducts first level review and makes recommendations re student qualifications and program admission criteria. Communicates with the AD, Grad Enrollment, Student Services and Financial Aid on an ongoing basis and participates actively in decision-making. Independently interprets and implements policy daily.
Bachelor's degree required, master's preferred.
This is a developmental positionClosing Statement
Assistant Director 1 - 1-5 years exp $53,000 - $61,000 for first level
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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