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Boston University SR. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Enrollment, Undergraduate Admissions in BOSTON, Massachusetts

About the Role

Boston University Admissions seeks a Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Affairs. 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. This role manages the transfer selection process and assists in the management of the transfer recruitment process for the Admissions office. This includes working closely with the Senior Associate Director for Selection to manage the operational aspects of the transfer selection process, and works closely with the Senior Associate Director for Recruitment and the Recruitment Team to recommend changes and enhancements to the recruitment plan for transfer students. Evening and weekend work is expected during the busiest parts of the reading and recruitment cycles. The person in this position will be expected to manage a regional territory and travel for approximately 5-7 weeks during the year.

The Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Affairs works closely with staff throughout BU Admissions, including the recruitment and marketing teams. They also partner with staff in other departments of the Enrollment & Administration Unit, including the Office of the University Registrar and Enrollment Services Operations, on a variety of shared priorities. Finally, this role manages a regional recruitment territory where they work with school personnel, families, prospective students, and other constituent groups.

The Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Affairs’ primary duties include:

  • Reviewing candidates for transfer admission and managing the transfer committee selection process from an applicant pool of approximately 6,500;

  • Working with the Senior Associate Director to set transfer targets, providing training for transfer admissions policies and procedures, and managing the accurate processing of transfer applications;

  • Attending weekly meetings with Enrollment Services Operations (ESO) staff to review operational issues related to the review of transfer applications;

  • Persuasively communicating the value and benefits of a BU education through in-person and virtual presentations, and;

  • Development, planning, and implementation of recruitment activities that will ensure a strong applicant pool and an incoming class rich in ethnic, geographic, cultural, academic, and socioeconomic diversity.

    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 and 3-5 years of directly-related experience are required for this position.

  • Strong public speaking skills are essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication are also required.

  • The ideal candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

    Candidates should expect to complete a CORI/SORI background check at point of hire.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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