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Associate Director of Enrollment

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Dedham, MA Campus
Categories: Enrollment Management

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

Under the supervision and guidance of the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management or the Director of Enrollment Management, the Associate Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for leading the development, implementation and assessment of a more specific enrollment plan designed to enroll talented adult undergraduate and graduate students as assigned who will benefit from a Northeastern education and meet the University's enrollment goals in line with the Colleges Deans' priorities.


The Associate Director of Enrollment will be accountable for coordinating and managing specific constituent relationships or projects along with an individual new student enrollment portfolio, managing team members, and other duties as assigned. The position may serve as a liaison with academic team members including Associate Deans and Program Directors, and may be expected to positively and collaboratively work on campus-wide committees. A successful candidate will be a team player with a strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to successfully work independently, and who actively contributes to the office welfare in a high volume, fast-paced environment. The Associate Director will leverage innovative solutions and data analytics to execute strategic enrollment initiatives and outcomes. The position manages their own individual student enrollment goals, and supervises a focused team that is responsible for executing on enrollment conversion for assigned campus locations, international and domestic students, online, and college programs. The Associate Director will engage in long-term planning and evaluation, as well as resource assessment and management while reporting directly to the AVP or Director of Enrollment Management. The incumbent works collaboratively with other senior leaders in the Enrollment Management division, including the AVP of Global Enrollment, the AVP of Marketing and Recruiting, Regional Deans, research and analytics, recruiting and marketing team members, and other leaders across all levels to implement and assess assigned programs that support enrollment and student success in various modalities and learning environments. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively across units and sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of diverse constituencies is required.


Bachelor degree required, and Master's degree preferred. At least four to six years of progressively responsible experience in college admissions and/or higher ed administration. Solid supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to interpret enrollment research and make relevant application to strategic planning. Experience working with diverse populations. Demonstrated understanding of admissions technical systems. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Knowledge of higher education issues related to the enrollment of students.

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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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