Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Assistant Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management is the senior graduate admissions officer and holds primary responsibility for the Lynch School of Education and Human Development graduate enrollments including developing the enrollment strategic plan and overseeing the admissions and recruitment cycles and financial aid awards. The Assistant Dean will generate potential student interest to increase the number of applications and inquiries for the Lynch School with the goal of meeting enrollment targets. This position will also manage the recruitment efforts of the Lynch School to increase the number of prospective students, as well as build and maintain connections with a broad network of organizations. This position works closely with the other Lynch School associate deans. He/she also works with the University's Office of Student Services the Provost Office and admissions officers at other graduate schools across the University. The Assistant Dean works closely with the faculty on admissions decisions and outreach to the local, national, and international communities in order to recruit for Lynch School graduate programs, including university recruitment fairs, and conferences of national education, psychology, higher education, and educational research organizations.
Develop the strategy and guidelines for enrollment within the Lynch School of Education and Human Development.
Develop, lead and implement a long-term enrollment management strategy for domestic and international students consistent with institutional strategic plans.
Identify and target new populations of potential students, network with organizations and institutions, and create pipelines of applicants with the goal of meeting enrollment targets
Provide administrative leadership and oversight of the Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid team. Coordinate and/or lead training opportunities for the Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid team.
Advise and mentor prospective and current students in choosing programs and degrees that best serve their future career aspirations.
Review application files, and in collaboration with the faculty, determine admission and financial aid decisions.
Define and implement performance metrics to drive consistent, student-centric service and processes Oversee off-campus and on-campus recruitment events with the goal of generating prospective student inquiries and applications.
Lead planning and execution of key prospective and admitted student events.
Oversee the collection and maintenance of accurate data related to applicants, yield, financial aid and other data as needed.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $90,600 to $113,250; salary may be above the higher end of the range if candidate has extensive experience.
Master's degree in Education, Arts and Sciences, or Business Management, with appropriate experience in a leadership role in an academic setting.
Minimum of 6 years of experience required in enrollment management, preferably at a school of education or a graduate professional school. Must include experience with financial aid, and supervisory experience.
7-10 years overall experience in higher education.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Ability to provide leadership and strategic planning.
Enthusiasm for the mission of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and excitement about the opportunity to promote the Lynch School to wider publics.
Ability to effectively supervise, develop, and mentor staff.
Familiar with principles and best practices around admissions, outreach, recruitment, student services, yield, and data driven management.
Knowledge of market research, a demonstrated ability to analyze problems and provide creative solutions.
Demonstrated skill in locating and reaching out to potential candidates and increasing the diversity of the student population.
Familiarity with Customer Relations Management or Application systems.
Ability to listen and assist individual candidates in vocational discernment processes.
Experience working collaboratively with University faculty and staff
* This position requires significant travel during the fall recruitment season (September through December) and occasional travel throughout the year
* The position also requires evening and weekend work
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, and Dental Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans
?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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
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.