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.
Hiring range: $90,600 - $113,250; salary commensurate with relevant experience
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Social Work (SSW), the Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management is the senior enrollment officer at the School of Social Work, a top-ranked professional school of Boston College (currently ranked 10th in the country by U.S. News and World Report). The position oversees the strategic enrollment planning process, as well as directs recruitment, admissions, and financial aid functions. The position is charged with attracting a diverse and talented applicant pool of 1,000 applications and enrolling a class of 250-300 total students each year, in order to meet budgeted tuition revenues and financial aid discount rates. The position directly supervises the assistant director of admissions and oversees the SSW admissions office, which also includes a full-time admissions assistant and a number of student workers.
This position works closely with the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Enrollment Management and the SSW Assistant/Associate Deans. He/she also works with the University's Office of Student Services and admissions officers at other graduate schools across the University. The Assistant Dean also works closely with the Dean and the faculty on admissions decisions and outreaches to the local, national, and international communities and organizations in order to recruit for the MSW program. He/she meets with potential students considering application to the MSW program. Essential Functions include:
ENROLLMENT STRATEGY: In collaboration with the Dean and the Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, develops strategic enrollment plan for SSW short-term and long-term goals. Creates brand and narrative for SSW in enrollment marketplace. Monitors trends in both social work education and graduate education. Cultivates service-driven enrollment approach to SSW admissions process. Manages the market (colleges and universities) for SSW programs and is, therefore, responsible for generating significant revenue for the school.
MARKETING AND RECRUITMENT: Monitors new trends in marketing and explores best delivery systems and approaches to market SSW. Plans appropriate marketing campaigns in order to meet strategic goals and objectives for academic year and summer programs. Provides vision and direction for collaborative projects with the Marketing & Communications team in SSW and the Office of University Communications (OUC). Works with the Marketing & Communications team in SSW and OUC to brand SSW effectively and appropriately. Develops relationships with influential internal and external partners to promote SSW. Oversees yearly recruitment schedule planning based on the strategic goals. Oversees coordination of Accepted Student Days and other recruitment events on campus. Attends where appropriate recruitment fairs at local colleges and universities. Attends where appropriate local and national conferences of organizations.
ADMISSIONS: Chairs all Admissions and Financial Aid committees. Based on recommendations from Admissions committees, makes acceptance and financial aid decisions. Serves as liaison with Admissions officers in other Boston College graduate and professional schools.
FINANCIAL AID: In collaboration with the Provost's Office, designs and implements a strategic financial aid plan for SSW. Provides overall administrative financial aid leadership and oversight, including the planning, management, and determination of all financial aid and scholarship expenditures. Understands institutional admission and financial aid policies and federal and state regulations to ensure compliance and obtainment of strategic goals. Supervises and reports on the effectiveness of the University's financial aid programs, including adjusting strategy and related processes when necessary. Works with Dean and University Advancement to strategize new financial aid opportunities.
MANAGEMENT: Creates and promotes professional development opportunities for admissions team. Manages admissions technology, including customization and implementation of new software and applications. Responsible for all admissions reporting. Oversees the collection, maintenance, and reporting of accurate data, including but not limited to number of applicants, accepted students, yield rates, assistantship indicators, quality indicators, diversity indicators, and financial aid amount awarded versus financial aid amount accepted. Hires the admissions and financial aid staff. Manages the enrollment management operating budget within the University's guidelines.
TECHNOLOGY: Partners with central University-wide enrollment management team in an effort to leverage technology opportunities and ensure aligned strategies. Oversees and evaluates all vendor relationships. Monitor peer and competitive set and continuously evaluate programmatic offerings to drive market competitiveness and relevance.
Master's Degree is required. Ph.D. is preferred. Preference is given to those with a Master's Degree in Social Work or a related field. Five to seven years of experience in admissions and recruitment in higher education environment is required, preferably at a School of Social Work or a graduate professional school. Expertise in enrollment strategy and planning. Expertise with Slate CRM is preferred. Superior customer service, communication, and management skills. Ability to listen and assist individual candidates in the enrollment decision-making process. Experience with marketing and recruiting both on-campus and online programs is preferred. Experience with creating digital marketing recruitment campaigns is preferred. Experience in speaking publicly to individuals and groups on and off campus. Experience with the development of admission policy and the admission reading and selection process. Previous supervisory experience managing professional, support and student staff is preferred. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Occasional travel required.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
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Internal Number: 3423
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.