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Boston College Assistant Director, Admissions in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,484 full-time undergraduates and 5,250 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 888 full-time and 1,281 FTE faculty, 2,711 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.4 billion, and an endowment in excess of $3.5 billion.

Job Description

Salary commensurate with relevant experience:

$61,640 - $77,050 (5+ years of experience)

$55,840 - $69,800 (1-5 years of experience)

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management of the School of Social Work, the Assistant Director for Admissions is responsible for contributing to MSW Program recruitment, enrollment, and administration of financial aid awards. The Assistant Director assists with recruitment, admissions, and enrollment for the full, part-time, and advanced standing MSW programs. SSW Admissions Office processes and reviews a 1,000 applications and is responsible for yielding approximately 300 students every year.

Duties include:

RECRUITMENT: Aids the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management in planning the yearly recruitment schedule based on enrollment targets; Coordinates open houses, visiting days, and other recruitment events on campus; Attends recruitment fairs at colleges and universities in the North East; Provides one-on-one admissions counseling to diverse populations.

DATA ANALYTICS: Working with Academic and Student Services, tracks enrollments, attrition, re-enrollments, and cross-registrations across the school; Benchmarks and analyzes yield percentages for different students groups.

MARKETING: Works with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and with the Director of Marketing & Communications on planning marketing initiatives; Works with the Director of Marketing & Communications on developing marketing materials; Directly involved in preparing and distributing SSW admissions literature; Responsible for social media outreach for admissions and recruitment events.

ADMISSIONS: Trouble shoots application issues in Slate; Helps with admission advising, applications processing, and records; Reviews applications.

FINANCIAL AID: Trains admissions staff and works with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management on administering financial aid awards; Tracks financial aid awards and provides Associate Dean for Finance and Administration with forecast for financial aid awards on institutional and endowed funds.

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Admissions Assistant and 2-4 graduate assistants.

Occasional evening and weekend work required. Occasional travel required.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field strongly preferred.

  • Experience in admissions and recruitment in higher education environment is required, preferably at a School of Social Work or at a graduate professional school.

  • Experienced in speaking publicly to individuals and groups on and off campus.

  • Experience with the development of admission policy and the admission process.

  • Experience with marketing and recruiting both on-campus and online programs is preferred.

  • Experience with creating digital marketing recruitment campaigns is preferred.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.

  • Prior experience with SLATE CRM strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro.

  • Knowledge of GoogleMeet and Zoom.

  • High level of initiative and motivation to achieve enrollment goals.

  • Understanding and commitment to achieving the School's mission and goals.

  • Previous supervisory experience managing support and student staff is preferred.

Closing Statement

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

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process. 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 .

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at .