Admissions Officer

Harvard University
Harvard Square, MA
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 16, 2022
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
59284BRAuto req ID:59284BRJob Code:S0055P FSS Admissions Officer I Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Admissions OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :055Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:
- Strong customer service and communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to interact with diverse populations and make presentations to large groups.
- Ability to work well under pressure and strong time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
- Problem solving and analytical skills, independent initiative, excellent judgment, and ability to keep information confidential.
- Proficiency with office productivity and collaboration software, as well as business applications, a must.
- Application review is conducted online, sometimes remotely; each reader is expected to have reliable Internet access.
Additional Information:
In order to be considered for this position, please demonstrate basic qualifications are met. Applicants MUST submit a cover letter in addition to their resume in order for their application to be reviewed.
This position is a two-year term appointment. Additionally, it has a 6-month orientation and review period.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
All Harvard employees must be fully vaccinated. Individuals may submit a request for exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions may be found at the University's COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage:

The Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Employment Office of Harvard College is committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. In order to recruit and admit a diverse class, as well as support students' equitable access to educational experiences, we strive toward Harvard University's goal of "inclusive excellence." We affirm that a rich learning and working environment can only result from a diverse community where all are supported in being their authentic, true selves and empowered to contribute fully to our shared goals and achievements.
Department:College Admissions and Financial AidPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
- Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience
Physical Requirements:
- Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time
- Lifting (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion
Working Conditions:
- Work is typically performed in an office setting but may be hybrid, as directed by FAS
- Travel and night/weekend work may be required
This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).Position Description:
- Provide information and advice about Harvard College and its admissions procedures through information sessions conducted both in-person and online. Travel may be undertaken independently or as joint travel with other institutions.
- Read and evaluate admissions applications from assigned geographical regions. Apply discretion and independent judgment in deciding which qualified students should be presented to the committee for possible admission.
- Handle inquiries from prospective students, applicants, parents, secondary school administrators and the general public in assigned geographical regions.
- Develop and nurture relationships with alumni/ae interviewers. Devise regional interview process procedure; guide alumni/ae on how to conduct successful applicant interviews.
- Answer and respond to inquiries and concerns of applicants and students both admitted and rejected from assigned geographical area.
- Assist in planning and/or participate in virtual and in-person recruitment and yield events.
- Additional administrative responsibilities as assigned.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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