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Associate Director of Admissions for Student Engagement

Apply now Job no: 508712
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main 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 of the Senior Associate Director of Admissions Programming, the Associate Director of Admissions for Student Engagement oversees our student employees in the Visitor Center. The Associate Director will manage the Husky Ambassadors, a paid group of students responsible for giving campus tours, as well as other student employees who assist in operational support of the Visitor Center, including co-ops. Working in collaboration with the Associate Director for Visitor Services, the Associate Director for Student Engagement will ensure sufficient student coverage for Visitor Center programs. Additionally, the Associate Director will collaborate with other colleagues in the Admissions Office to coordinate student presence at other programs and events, including Welcome Days and for virtual programs. As a senior member of the office programming team, the Associate Director will also be expected to take an active role in collaborating and managing the day-to-day visitor needs of the office along with other staff. Additionally, the Associate Director will serve as a representative of Northeastern University, giving presentations and traveling as a territory manager, along with reviewing applications. The Associate Director of Admissions for Student Engagement will serve as an active member of the unit’s management team and other internal and external teams as required. S/he will oversee a portion of the Admissions budget allocated to student engagement. Some evening and weekend hours and occasional travel are required.



• Bachelor’s degree and at least five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in college admission. Masters preferred.
• Strong supervisory, interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• A thorough understanding of the college search and visit experience
• Experience working with diverse populations
• Demonstrated understanding of admissions technical systems.
• Must be highly organized and detail oriented, programming experience preferred
• Knowledge of higher education issues related to recruitment, admission and enrollment of students.
• Prior experience and expertise in student engagement and management.



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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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