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Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Social Work, the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management is responsible for overseeing the following for the MSW program: the strategic enrollment planning process; directing recruitment and admissions functions; and administration of financial aid awards. S/he works closely with other associate deans at the School of Social Work, the University’s Office of Student Services, and admissions officers at other graduate schools across the University.

Associate Dean for Enrollment Management supervises the Associate Director, Enrollment Management and works closely with the Dean; Associate Dean for Finance, Research & Administration; Associate Dean for Strategy and External Affairs; Director of Marketing & Communications in the School of Social Work.

Essential Functions include:

* Based on strategic goals, plans the yearly recruitment schedule.
* Coordinates on-campus recruitment events, including open houses, visit days, and other recruitment events. 
* Attends recruitment fairs at local colleges and universities.

* Chairs the Admissions & Financial Aid Committee.
* Periodically reviews SSW Admissions and Financial Aid policy and makes recommendations for changes to realize enrollment goals.
* Oversees the processing and review of approximately 1,500 applications, makes admission decision recommendations to Admissions & Financial Aid Committee, and is responsible for enrolling approximately 200 students annually.
* S/he is responsible for meeting budgeted tuition revenues and financial aid discountrates.
* Serves as liaison with other associate deans at the School of Social Work, as well as the University’s Office of Student Services, and admissions officers at other graduate schools across the University. FINANCIAL AID 
* Develops a strategic financial aid plan for SSW.
* Proposes financial aid awards for admitted students for the approval of the Admissions & Financial Aid Committee.
* Oversees processing of financial aid awards.

Works with the SSW Office of Marketing and Communications to plan appropriate marketing campaigns in order to meet strategic goals and objectives.

Supervises the Associate Director, Enrollment Management.

Occasional evening and weekend work required. 

Occasional travel required.

Please include a cover letter with your application.

Hiring Range for this position is $84,960 – $106,200


*Master’s Degree is required. Preference is given to those with a Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related field.
* PhD is preferred. A preference is given to those with a degree in Social Work or related field.
* Ten years of experience in admissions and recruitment in higher education environment is required, preferably at a School of Social Work or a graduate professional school.
* Experienced in speaking publicly to individuals and groups on and off campus.
* Experience with the development of admission policy and the admission reading and selection process.
* High level of initiative and motivation to achieve enrollment goals.
* Understanding and commitment to achieving the School of Social Work's mission and goals.
* Previous supervisory experience managing professional, support and student staff is preferred.
* The Associate Dean is knowledgeable about the MSW Program.
* S/he is skilled in identifying candidates who will succeed in the MSW program.
* S/he is skilled in increasing the diversity of the student body.
* S/he has outstanding communication skills (oral and written).
* The Associate Dean is focused on customer service.
* S/he is well versed in database management, enrollment, and financial aid systems and tools.
* S/he has excellent data analysis ability.
* The Associate Dean has strong management skills.
* S/he should possess high energy, attention to detail, and the ability to organize effectively.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at