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Assistant Director, Admissions, School of Theology and Ministry

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Admissions and Enrollment
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Assistant Director,
Admissions is responsible for developing and implementing the recruitment
strategy of the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) in consultation with the
assistant dean for graduate enrollment management through recruitment initiatives
and targeted marketing and outreach campaigns. The Assistant Director will
generate potential student interest to increase the number of applications and
inquiries for the School of Theology and Ministry with the goal of meeting
enrollment targets. The Assistant Director will also work with the Assistant
Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management to build and maintain connections with
specific organizations, and will manage the Alumni Discernment

This position reports to
the Assistant Dean, Graduate Enrollment Management of the School of Theology
and Ministry.

The Assistant Director
is the primary representative for the school at external recruiting
events. The position is a key member of the enrollment team for the

The School of Theology
and Ministry expects approximately 140-160 new students to enroll in the Fall
semester, approximately 20-30 in the Spring semester, and approximately 200
during the summer.

Essential Functions

Develop and Implement
Recruitment Strategy (50%)
Serves as primary recruiter for
STM. Oversees off-campus, on-campus, and virtual recruitment events (such
as webinars and discernment groups) with the goal of generating
prospective student inquiries and applications, with particular attention
to applicants who have traditionally been underrepresented at STM.
This position requires
significant travel (up to 50%) during the fall recruitment season
(September through December) and occasional travel throughout the year.
The position also requires regular, but predictable, evening and weekend
Manages and schedules
recruitment travel. Coordinates with other members of the admissions team,
as appropriate, to assist with recruitment travel and other recruitment
Develops partnerships with
colleges, parishes, dioceses, and other ecclesial institutions to support
STM recruitment goals and enrollment targets.
Identifies and targets new
populations of potential students and creates pipelines of applicants.
Assesses recruitment strategy
each year, in collaboration with assistant dean
Oversees Alumni Discernment
Partner program, collaborating with STM alumni on recruitment
Assists with schoolwide
diversity initiatives, ensuring collaboration between admissions and other
areas of the school.
In collaboration with faculty
and staff, creates and articulates narratives describing the school and
its culture and mission. Leads efforts to view the work of admissions as a
school-wide responsibility.
As school's primary contact
with prospective students, consults with Assistant Dean, Graduate
Enrollment Management about emerging needs and trends in the market, and
analysis of strategic marketing and recruitment opportunities.
Works with faculty, staff, and
Office of University Communications to create effective marketing and
branding for the STM.
Coordinates office
outreach/communications plan. Manages outreach mailings and inquiry campaigns
using Slate CRM.
Collaborates with Fiscal and
Web/Social Media Services Specialist on social media presence for

Discernment Support
Advises and mentors prospective
and current students in choosing programs and degrees that best serve
their future career aspirations.
Engages in active communication
with applicants once admitted, supporting their discernment.
Works with the admissions team
to plan and implement Accepted Student Days and other recruitment/yield
In collaboration with assistant
dean, graduate enrollment management and associate dean, student affairs
and career services, manages Alumni Discernment Partners program,
including training alumni volunteers and coordinating their engagement
with both prospective (admissions discernment) and current (career
discernment) students.
As needed, supports associate
dean, student affairs and career services with career discernment
initiatives and mentorship

Admissions Decisions
With the admissions assistant,
oversees movement of applicants through the admissions pipeline using
Slate CRM.
Serves as liaison to faculty
admissions committees for master's programs
Reviews application
In collaboration with the
assistant dean, determines admission and financial aid decisions.
Processes all admissions
decisions, in collaboration with admissions assistant.
Assigns advisors for new

Placement Support (10%)
Coordinates Research Assistant
placement as part of recruitment process, in collaboration with associate
dean, academic affairs
Coordinates Externship
placement for STM students, including incoming and returning students.
Collaborates with Associate
Director, Supervised Ministry/Global and Community Engagement on
identification and recruitment of externship placement opportunities;
Collaborates with Associate Dean, Finance and Administration and
Associate Director, Supervised Ministry/Global and Community Engagement
on student placement.
Recruits students and matches
students to placements based on skills and vocational interests;
Supervises students in
placements to ensure a good two-way relationship;
Develops over time a more
sustainable financial support model.

Administrative Team (5%)
Participates in Admissions Team
Serves as part of STM administrative
team, participating in regular meetings and the overall life of the

Makes decisions on potential recruitment events for STM to participate in and evaluates impact of each event.
Ensures most effective use of Slate CRM, maximizing ease of application process.
Makes decisions on marketing efforts for STM based on research and first-hand experience, and on research and analysis, such as tracking prospective student response to particular ads, mailings, etc.
Describe the types of problems and major challenges encountered
on an ongoing basis and provide examples (e.g., situations that require the independent exercise
of judgment and creative thinking).

In the coming years, data collection, analysis, and implementation will become a more significant part of the role, and yet will remain extremely challenging. The world of graduate theological studies lacks sources of generally available market data that could aid in marketing, advertising, recruitment, and strategic planning. Finding and analyzing the limited data available and working with partner institutions to create more data will be an ongoing difficulty.
Collaboration with the Archdiocese of Boston and other ecclesial institutions will be a challenging priority as we try to serve the church and world. Creating relationships with these institutions will help secure employment for graduates, as well as help the school better serve the needs of the local and global church.

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience below:
Hiring Salary $57,859 - $72,300,; Level 3: 5 years of admissions and/or marketing experience, preferably within higher education,
Hiring Salary $52,400 - $65,500; Level 2: 3-5 years of admissions and/or marketing experience, preferably within higher education,
Hiring Salary $47,500 - $59,300; Level 1: 1-3 years of admissions and/or marketing experience, preferably within higher education,


Bachelors degree or equivalent required.
Masters degree or advanced coursework in theology/ministry, higher education administration or related field preferred.
Commitment to and appreciation of the mission of a Catholic, Jesuit theological school.
Coursework in graduate theology and/or ministry preferred.
Experience using an admissions CRM platform preferred; willingness to learn operations of complex systems required.
Working knowledge of higher education/admissions/enrollment management preferred.
Highly energetic and enthusiastic self-starter with the motivation to meet and exceed goals.
Strong organizational, prioritization and project management skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
Strong computer skills including MS Office and Google Suite, and a thorough knowledge of social networking sites. Willingness and ability to learn new software programs and technologies quickly (such as design and web content tools).
Cooperative team player who works well independently and with others in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in conversational Spanish is preferred.

This position requires significant travel (up to 50%) during the fall recruitment season (September through December) and occasional travel throughout the year. The position also requires regular, but predictable, evening and weekend work.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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