The Senior Assistant Director serves as a contributing member to the Enrollment Management team responsible for recruiting, advising, and enrolling prospective students to the College and contributing to the overall success of the Enrollment Management team. The Senior Assistant Director is responsible for managing a robust portfolio; serving as an integral member of a 13-person admission committee; managing the recruitment of a geographic region of the world in which their primary responsibility is critically assessing applications, making critical and thoughtful admission decisions, and applying strategic thought to create an impactful and inclusive campus community. The Senior Assistant Director is specifically responsible for travel and virtual engagements on behalf of the College; interviewing candidates, conducting information sessions and presenting to various contingencies (students, school counselors, community-based organizations), while taking into consideration content and delivery modalities for both in-person and virtual audiences.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
Reviews admission applications to the College; presents recommendations to the admission committee; and has ownership in decision-making processes (this includes some evening and weekend work).
Maintains responsibility for geographic territory including oversight of inquiry and applicant statistics and trends; as well as cultivating relationships with students, school counselors, community-based organizations, and alumni/ae.
Interviews and conducts Group Information Sessions that convey key institutional messaging to prospective students, families, counselors and/or other stakeholders. This includes travel to represent Babson at high schools, college fairs, and other appropriate programs; and support for all virtual programming which happens in conjunction with in-person events.
Manages and coordinates specialized roles both virtually and in person, which may include coordination of Student or Alumni Volunteer Programs, Campus Events, Transfer Admission, International Recruitment, Liaison to Athletics, coordination of Diversity programming and events and other projects as deemed necessary. These roles are managed independently and/or as part of the Enrollment Management Team.
Liaises with on-campus partners to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships that ensure all aspects of the College’s experiences are represented throughout the admission process (i.e., Office of Student Engagement, Office of Multicultural and Identity Programs, Residential Life, etc.)
Simultaneously supports all Admission campaigns and strategies that reach both virtual and in-person audiences; has high-level knowledge of various platforms which support all admission initiatives.
Assists in the training and development of new and current employees and mentors Assistant Directors.
Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE:
Student Admission Fellows
WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED:
Requires a minimum of 4-6 years of previous experience; previous college admission/college counseling experience required.
Must have demonstrated ability to work creatively and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team.
Must have a commitment to diversity of all kinds and to creating and cultivating a diverse community.
Must have excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills as well as exceptional critical decision-making ability.
Must embrace the philosophy of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A) and use creativity and innovation in decision-making.
Ability to stay informed of industry trends and developments to help guide the Office’s admission process and operations.
Demonstrated interest in enrolling and retaining a diverse student body with a focused interest in the value of a global education.
Demonstrates past experience mentoring student workers and/or peers.
Embraces ideas and changes created by all community members.
Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; work independently to solve problems; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Must have strong technological skills for Microsoft Office or Google products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience with digital event platforms preferred.
HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK:
All Babson College faculty and staff authorized to work on campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any appropriate boosters. Proof of vaccination upon hire is required or within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster. Contact Human Resources for medical accommodation or religious exemption requests.
Requires a willingness to work evenings and weekends to attend events, read applications, etc.
Requires the ability to travel both domestically and internationally (annual travel is estimated at approximately 4-6 weeks of travel in the fall and 2 in the spring).
Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License for one year; must maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College’s insurer’s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College’s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee’s driving record based on the College insurer’s criteria; and safety training as required by management.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE:
Involvement and/or leadership in affiliate organization such as NEACAC, NACAC, IACAC, College Board, etc. preferred but not required.
Previous familiarity with Slate as a CRM platform preferred.