Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Assistant Director, Admissions is responsible for developing and implementing the recruitment strategy of the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) in consultation with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management through recruitment initiatives and targeted marketing campaigns.
The Assistant Director will generate potential student interest to increase the number of applications and inquiries for the School of Theology and Ministry with the goal of meeting enrollment targets. The Assistant Director will also work with the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management on the marketing efforts of the STM to increase the number of prospective students, as well as build and maintain connections with specific organizations. This position reports to the Associate Dean, Enrollment Management of the School of Theology and Ministry.
The Assistant Director is the primary representative for the school at external recruiting events. The position is a key member of the enrollment team for the school. The School of Theology and Ministry expects approximately 140-160 new students to enroll in the Fall semester, approximately 20-30 in the Spring semester, and approximately 200 during the summer.
● Oversees off-campus 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. (35%)
● Manages and schedules recruitment travel (5%)
● Manages the marketing efforts of the STM through market research and analysis of strategic advertising and marketing opportunities. Work with faculty, staff, and OUC to create effective marketing and branding for the STM. As school's primary contact with prospective students, consults with Associate Dean, Enrollment Management about emerging needs and trends in the market. Collaborates with Fiscal and Web/Social Media Services Specialist on social media presence for STM. (10%)
● Advise and mentor prospective and current students in choosing programs and degrees that best serve their future career aspirations. (15%)
● Reviews application files. In collaboration with the associate dean, determine admission and financial aid decisions. (10%)
● Coordinates Research Assistant placement as part of recruitment process (5%)
● Coordinates Externship placement for STM students, including incoming and returning students. (10%) ○ Collaborates with Associate Director, Supervised Ministry/Global and Community Engagement on identification and recruitment of externship placement opportunities; Collaborates with Associate Dean, Finance and Administration and Associate Director, Supervised Ministry/Global and Community Engagement on student placement.
○ Recruits students and matches students to placements based on skills and vocational interests;
○ Supervises students in placements to ensure a good two-way relationship;
○ Develops over time of a more sustainable financial support model. · Manages the relationships with advertising and marketing vendors. · Makes decisions on potential recruitment events for STM to participate in.
·Makes decisions on marketing efforts for STM based on research and first-hand experience, and on research and analysis, such as tracking prospective student response to particular ads, mailings, etc.
· In the coming years, data collection, analysis, and implementation will become a more significant part of the role, and yet will remain extremely challenging. The world of graduate theological studies lacks sources of generally available market data that could aid in marketing, advertising, recruitment, and strategic planning. Finding and analyzing the limited data available and working with partner institutions to create more data will be an ongoing difficulty.
· Collaboration with the Archdiocese of Boston and other ecclesial institutions will be a challenging priority as we try to serve the church and world. Creating relationships with these institutions will help secure employment for graduates, as well as help the school better serve the needs of the local and global church.
Please submit both a resume and a cover letter for this position.
Department: 051200 - STM Administration Position: 00011961 - Assistant Director of Admissions- School of Theology and Ministry Grade: 2ND
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience for the following:
Assistant Director Level I Hiring Range: $45,650-$57,050, 1-3 years
Assistant Director, Level II Hiring Range: $50,350-$62,950, 3-5 years
Assistant Director III Hiring Range: $55,600-$69,500, 5 plus years
The position requires:
*A commitment to and appreciation of the mission of a Catholic, Jesuit theological school
*Excellent customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills
*Strong organizational, prioritization, and project management skills
*Strong computer skills including MS Office and a thorough knowledge of social networking sites.
*Willingness and ability to learn new software programs and technologies quickly (such as design and web content tools).
*A cooperative and collaborative individual who works well in a team-oriented, fast-paced office environment
*A highly energetic and enthusiastic individual with the motivation to exceed goals
*Significant travel throughout the year (heaviest during the fall recruitment season) and regular evening and weekend work
*A working knowledge of higher education/admissions/enrollment management (preferred)
*Coursework in graduate theology and/or ministry (preferred)
*Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; Master's degree or advanced coursework in business, higher education management or theology/ministry preferred.
*Three or more years of admissions and/or marketing and recruitment experience within higher education preferred
This position requires significant travel (50% or more) during the fall recruitment season (September through December) and occasional travel throughout the year. The position also requires regular (3 or more times per month) evening and weekend work.
The working conditions of the position outside regular, office-based conditions include significant travel (via airplane, train and automobile) and frequent walking for long periods of time (both outdoors in various weather conditions and indoors) for prospective student tours.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2746
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