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Admissions Assistant

Apply now Job no: 502675
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:



Reporting to the Director of Graduate Admissions of the Graduate School of Engineering (GSE), the Admissions Assistant will support graduate admissions related activities in GSE. The Admissions Assistant will implement procedures for entering and managing application information into the University Inquiry and Application Processing Database System. In collaboration with the GSE Management team, this position will develop solutions to problems as they arise and identify opportunities to streamline and improve the electronic flow of information through the admissions systems. The Admissions Assistant will implement strategies for accurate and timely processing of applications, review departmental/program accept/deny recommendations for compliance with GSE requirements. This position will provide support in the preparation of visa documents and other required immigration forms for new and current international students. The Admissions Assistant will support the need for data collection and will also serve as a customer service contact in GSE to respond to e-mails, phone calls or drop-in-visits from prospective graduate students regarding admissions related questions and concerns, as well as assisting the College of Engineering (COE) faculty with general requests. Working with the Director of Graduate Admissions, the Admissions Assistant may be asked to assist in the graduate recruitment function at university and corporate events. The successful candidate will also prepare admissions related reports using the Inquiry and Application Processing Database and communicate with applicants and using the Contact system. This position will assist and guide applicants with making appropriate contacts to choose right graduate engineering programs, and general customer needs for GSE.





Bachelor's Degree is preferred with a minimum of two years related administrative experience, Strong organizational and communication skills are required. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to handle multiple responsibilities concurrently, work independently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to problem solve with proven ability to interact with individuals at all levels with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.   Must be highly organized and self-directed with the ability to work as a team member. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize activities to manage responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion. Willingness to accept and take on added responsibilities as the department moves forward. Ability to learn multiple software programs and troubleshoot problems with the support of Northeastern's IT department. Computer literacy requirements include strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows environment including MS Word, Excel, and Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with electronic purchasing is preferred. Experience in higher education and interaction with international students is preferred as well.


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Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see


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