Assistant Director for International Admissions

University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 04, 2022
Sep 03, 2022
Knowledge Communities
International Enrollment Management
Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University

General Summary: 

The Assistant Director for International Admissions will be responsible for the development and/or implementation of domestic and international recruitment activities and strategies to attract new students to the university, with a focus on international students.  The Assistant Director will monitor international prospects and applications and implement strategies to convert them in the admissions funnel; will utilize yield strategies to increase enrollment of international first-year and transfer students; and will review applications and render admission decisions for international and domestic applicants.

The Assistant Director will be assigned additional responsibilities such as serving as a liaison to one of the undergraduate colleges and/or managing one of the university’s international partnerships. The incumbent will also provide career and enrollment counseling; will conduct interviews and information sessions; and assist with on-campus and both domestic and international off-campus recruitment activities.  Special projects to be determined based on incumbent’s professional interests and business needs.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Strategize and execute domestic and international travel/recruitment activities and attract international students to the University;
  • Monitor international, first-year and transfer applications and implement strategies to convert them in the admissions funnel;
  • Plan and execute domestic and international student recruitment;
  • Utilize the division’s customer relationship management (CRM) system to help track and recruit students throughout the admissions process;
  • Review applications and render admission decisions for domestic and international applicants;
  • Gain and maintain and understanding of various international academic credentials, equivalencies, and exams for the purpose of application review;
  • Conduct interviews and information sessions;
  • Provide career/enrollment counseling to students;
  • Serve as liaison to one of the undergraduate colleges and/or international partnerships;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one-three years in post-secondary administration, counseling or recruiting required. The incumbent is required to have and maintain throughout the duration of employment in this position a valid driver’s license and/or reliable transportation to travel throughout identified recruitment territory.  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as well as off-campus recruiting events, is required. 

  • Basic knowledge of international admissions, recruitment, and application review;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting, as well as independently with minimum supervision;
  • Ability to deliver services in an environment with an emphasis on customer service, both internally and externally;
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally for recruitment purposes;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 


Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.


The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.