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Associate Director - Enrollment Marketing & Communications

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: School of Law

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:

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office at the School of Law seeks an experienced, creative, and forward-thinking team-player to direct and manage the department's communications and marketing efforts. The Associate Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communications leads the development and implementation of comprehensive, strategic communications and marketing plans targeting various key audiences (including prospective students, admitted students, enrolling students, and pre-law advisors), and leads all aspects of event planning for various audiences. In addition to marketing and communications oversight and event planning, the Associate Director maintains a full slate of admissions responsibilities. S/he sustains a regular recruitment (travel) schedule and is a primary application evaluator.


Event Planning    The Associate Director leads the planning of high-value recruitment events, including but not limited to events for prospective students (online chats, information sessions), admitted students (yield dinners, information sessions, open houses), and middle/high-school students (pipeline events). S/he acts as the liaison between the Admissions Office and the main campus venues and caterers.

Marketing & Communications Planning and Implementation    The Associate Director will design and execute strategic marketing and communications plans that engage, inform, and delight key audiences, with a reach of over 20,000 prospective students. S/he will be responsible for researching market trends; developing new mechanisms to communicate with audiences (including sourcing new technologies, if needed); and structuring marketing and communications work to best achieve institutional priorities and enrollment goals. The Associate Director is responsible for all e-mail, web-based, and print marketing efforts (writing and editing copy, communication design, market/audience research, execution of campaigns). The Associate Director also develops benchmarks to assess the performance of marketing and communications efforts and monitors the success of campaigns using analytics. The Associate Director manages and audits the content on the NUSL admissions and financial aid websites, Northeastern website, and outside websites to ensure they are accurate. The Associate Director works closely with the Director of Communications for the law school on various admissions-related marketing projects.

Strategic Enrollment Planning and Implementation    The Associate Director, under the direction of the Assistant Dean and in conjunction with other team members, develops and implements a data-driven enrollment strategy. This may include researching trends, monitoring competitor school data, and thinking creatively about new strategies. S/he reviews applications to the School of Law and makes admission and scholarship decisions.


A bachelor's degree is required, as is a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. Candidates with experience in marketing, communications, or enrollment work, and/or those with an advanced degree are particularly encouraged to apply. S/he will have demonstrated creative and analytical abilities, as well as strong quantitative skills. S/he will be adept at creating messaging that resonates for many different audiences, feel at ease giving presentations, skilled at interpersonal communication, and recruiting and working with diverse populations. A strong candidate is both team-oriented and a self-starter who works well independently; s/he is a multitasker who is highly flexible and can navigate evolving priorities while meeting multiple deadlines. Some travel is required (particularly during the fall months). Availability to work beyond normal office hours as needed. The Admissions and Financial Aid Office values being a friendly, positive, and enjoyable place to work and hopes new staff seek these components in the workplace.


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Additional Information:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references in your application.

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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