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Boston University ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS, Enrollment, Undergraduate Admissions in BOSTON, Massachusetts

About the Role

Boston University Admissions seeks an Assistant Director of International Admissions. Assistant Directors of International Admissions are required to represent the University at programs both on and off campus while managing an international recruitment territory. In addition, the person in this position is required to holistically review and evaluate applications for admission with a focus on applications from outside the United States. They will also participate in the admissions committee process and identify potential scholarship candidates. The person in this position is expected to participate in the efforts of our office to build a strong and diverse applicant pool and commit to principles of antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion in the college search and application process. The Office of Admissions receives a high volume of first year and transfer application each year. In order to meet deadlines, some evenings and weekend work may be required at certain points of the year, namely December through mid-March. Extensive travel throughout the US and overseas is also required, resulting in a significant number of days away from the office.

The Assistant Director of International Admissions builds and maintains relationships with school personnel as well as with prospective students, their families, and Boston University alumni. In addition, this role serves as a primary contact to Boston University offices which serve our international students, such as the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and the Center for English and Orientation Programs (CELOP). This individual will also support our Board of International Student Ambassadors (BISA) in their outreach to prospective students. This role reports to the Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions.

About the Organization

Boston University Admissions is part of the Enrollment & Student Administration unit (ENSA). BU Admissions plays a critical role in ENSA's mission through the undergraduate recruitment, selection, and enrollment of BU's first-year and transfer classes.

Across the 11 departments of ENSA, we are dedicated to ensuring that our policies, practices, and services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse University community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do so through a lens of respect, and a commitment to encouraging the personal success and productivity of all employees. To read more about Boston University and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

About the Candidate

A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A valid driver’s license and passport are also required to fulfill this role’s responsibilities. We are seeking a candidate who:

  • Has 3-5 years of directly-related experience;

  • Possesses strong public speaking skills;

  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, and;

  • Is a strong written and oral communicator.

    Candidates should expect to complete a CORI/SORI background check at point-of-hire. This position requires travel to countries where we monitor health and safety standards. Pre-departure medical consultations and immunizations/vaccines may be required for travel to some destinations.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience