At Suffolk, we foster graduate degree programs that are both professionally relevant and personally satisfying. We offer more than 50 graduate degree and certificate programs for students looking to realize their professional and personal goals. With small class sizes and a focus on providing a dynamic and relevant learning experience for all students, Suffolk ensures that students will acquire the practical tools needed to help them to succeed. The Director of Graduate Admission will help support the enrollment processes for the graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School.
We invite qualified candidates to apply for a vacancy as Director of Graduate Admission. The Director of Graduate Admission is responsible for planning, managing and implementing the admission for the graduate programs of the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts and Sciences to achieve the entering student enrollment goals of Suffolk University’s graduate programs.
Collaborate with the Assistant VP for Enrollment/Admissions to establish overall strategies for the graduate admission area and develop tactics to deploy that strategy
Provide leadership, development, and management of the graduate admission staff which consists of 5 Assistant/Associate Directors and 3 administrative support members as well as 5 student workers/grad fellows
Collaborate with the program directors (faculty or administrators), Deans, and the University’s marketing team, to develop recruiting and marketing strategies for the graduate programs in general and for specific programs. Will also work together to develop and place advertising, direct mail, graduate admission brochures, and electronic outreach.
Work with the program directors to develop acceptance criteria for each graduate program and for appropriate articulation and implementation of that criteria. S/he serves as a campus leader in policy decisions affecting graduate students.
Responsible for the development and nurturing of a network of alumni, corporate and community members to assist in the recruitment of students.
Design and maintain reporting formats to assure that appropriate data on students and applicants is maintained to inform recruiting and marketing strategies and tactics. Follows and enforces compliance standards.
Develop and monitor progress toward targets and projections. Strategize and implement plans to achieve those goals.
Local, national and international recruitment travel as needed. S/he will also interview students personally when appropriate.
Participate as an active member of various academic and University wide committees and serves as an important member of the enrollment Management team.
Serves as a catalyst and advisor to Faculty for program revision and development of new programs to meet market needs.
Develop and effectively deploy graduate admission budget
Master’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of progressive admissions experience.
Knowledge of current graduate school markets and an understanding of how to reach those markets through various media and other contacts.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to be able to do such things as plan effectively with program directors, motivate staff to implement those plans, speak publicly and privately with prospective students to encourage their application.
An understanding of the nature and purpose of the graduate programs and the educational and professional environments from which students from the program are recruited.
Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally.
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must have a current passport.
The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability and understanding of the mission of the University’s urban location and the unique opportunity this presents for prospective students. The incumbent must also have the ability to demonstrate enthusiasm about the University, a strong work ethic, be able to exercise sound judgment, and be skilled at public speaking and writing. The ability to communicate professionally with a variety of different internal and external audiences is necessary.
Suffolk University is a private, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Our college green is the Boston Common and we are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, City Hall and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together.Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional lear...ning experience since 1906. Our vision is to be recognized as a dynamic institution that fosters engaged learning, rigorous scholarship, innovative thinking, and community collaboration across disciplines. We will ensure that Suffolk graduates are versatile and prepared for modern society and the new world market. We will provide rich curricula, experiential learning opportunities and professional mentoring through increased collaboration with alumni and community partners. We will recruit, mentor, and support a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are passionately committed to preparing our students to be leaders in the global community. We will inspire investment in a Suffolk community that is built on ethical, forward-thinking leadership, teamwork, and cooperation.We compete for the best talent. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. We are actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LGBTQ status. As part of our commitment we encourage you to complete the demographic portion of the application in addition to submitting your cover letter and resume/CV as it will assist us in targeting our recruitment efforts.Please note that Suffolk University conducts background checks as a condition of employment.