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Assistant Director of Recruitment

Assistant Director of Recruitment

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For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.


Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.


The Assistant Director of Recruitment is responsible for cultivating an assigned geographic territory and meeting applicant and enrollment targets for assigned programs. It is expected that this position serves as primary contact for prospective applicants, applicants, newly accepted and matriculated students and National Association of Advisors for Health Professions (NAAHP) advisors. This position requires developing programs and initiatives that will attract qualified applicants and increase visibility and enrollment in specified markets.


  • Work closely with the senior management staff in Admission to ensure enrollment goals are met or exceeded
  • Represent MCPHS and its programs to prospective students, transfer counselors, alumni, community representatives and NAAHP advisors
  • Responsible for assessing and converting leads
  • Counsel prospective students on MCPHS admission policies and program requirements
  • Admission file review
  • Outreach to external constituencies (hospitals/colleges/universities) to maximize institutional access to all prospective candidates
  • Review of college/university transcripts for the purpose of prerequisite requirements
  • Extensive email and telephone counseling to prospective students
  • Organizing and leading Information Sessions
  • Serve as liaison to various academic and other campus departments
  • Remain knowledgeable of industry demand and trends impacting enrollment growth
  • Travel and represent the University at events
  • Prepare regular reports for senior management and monitor status of applicants, activities and projects related to meeting enrollment goals
  • Identify new markets for potential recruitment  
  • Responsible to track progress towards enrollment goals and ability to take mid-course changes that support achievement of those goals
  • Collaboration with and travel to other campuses at the University.  Travel to other campus locations up to 1-2 times per month
  • Position requires approximately 15% recruitment travel through New England and nationally.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated success with achievement of enrollment goals and the ability to use a sales approach for the recruitment of new students
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong communication and organizational skills along with ability to multi task in a fast paced high pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills in addition to strong time management skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the campus from both administrative and academic departments
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends



  • 2+ years of previous experience in admission
  • Experience with a CRM


MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.


Please attach a cover letter and a resume. No phone calls, please. Principals only.  No relocation available, Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.