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Boston University SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Enrollment, Undergraduate Admissions in BOSTON, Massachusetts

About the Role

Boston University Admissions seeks a Senior Assistant Director. This roles primary responsibility is to provide supervision and leadership to a regional team of Assistant Directors. The role manages all selection- and scholarship-related work of their team members, assigns and evaluates projects, and provides guidance on the management of their travel regions as they build a strong and diverse applicant pool from their region. This Senior Assistant Director will also work closely with the Associate Director of Systems and Operations to ensure the sound integration and efficient functioning of Admissions systems, as well as broad access to those systems. In addition, the Senior Assistant Director will manage the Kilachand Honors College selection process. Finally, this role helps to manage the admissions selection process of 75,000 first-year and 6,000 transfer applications. The person in this position is expected commit to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and their impact the college search and application process. This role supervises a team of 2-4 Assistant Directors. The person in this position will be expected to manage a regional territory and travel for approximately 5-7 weeks during the year. Evening and weekend work is expected during the busiest parts of the reading and recruitment cycles. The Senior Assistant Director works closely with staff throughout Enrollment & Student Administration in cross-functional work. It also partners with the Kilachand Honors College for updates to the selection process for that program. This role reports to the Associate Director of Admissions.

The Senior Assistant Director's primary duties include:

  • Supervising a team of Assistant Directors through travel, application reading, and special projects;

  • Persuasively communicating the value and benefits of a BU education through in-person and virtual presentations, and;

  • Partnering with the Associate Director of Systems & Operations for projects involving ADM systems.

    About the Organization

    Boston University Admissions is part of the Enrollment & Student Administration unit (ENSA). BU Admissions plays a critical role in ENSA's mission through the undergraduate recruitment, selection, and enrollment of BU's first-year and transfer classes. Across the 11 departments of ENSA, we are dedicated to ensuring that our policies, practices, and services meet the needs of an increasingly diverse University community of students, families, faculty, staff, and alumni. We do so through a lens of respect, and a commitment to encouraging the personal success and productivity of all employees. To read more about Boston University and our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit

Required Skills

A cover letter is required for consideration.

About the Candidate

  • A Bachelor's degree is required for this position.

  • We are seeking a candidate who has 3-5 years of directly related experience with 2+ years of management experience.

  • Strong public speaking skills are essential.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are also required.

  • A valid drivers license is required as driving will be required for recruitment purposes.

  • Candidates should expect to complete a CORI/SORI background check at point of hire.

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Required Experience