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Fin Aid and Admissions Officer

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
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 has a 6-month orientation and review period.

All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
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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.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience

Position Description

Financial Aid Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a member of the College Financial Aid and Admissions Committees, with primary responsibility for counseling students (typically, about 450) and their families regarding financial aid issues.
  • Evaluate financial aid applications for both returning and newly admitted students, using federal and institutional guidelines and methodologies.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to students and families as part of the Officer of the Day team, answering general phone and email correspondence at least once per week.
  • Participate in the Financial Aid Committee, which responds to request for reconsiderations of aid awards; serve as assigned students' representative to the committee.
  • Assist in the formulation of policy and procedures, as well as a variety of projects and programs.

Admissions Responsibilities:
  • Read and evaluate admissions applications from assigned geographical regions (approximately, 850). Apply discretion and independent judgment in deciding which qualified students should be presented to the Admissions Committee for possible admission.
  • Provide information about Harvard College and its admissions process through information sessions or other events on campus or virtually. Travel may be undertaken independently or as joint travel with other institutions.
  • Handle communications with prospective students, applicants, parents, secondary school administrators, and the public.
  • Conduct interviews of prospective and current applicants.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with alumni/ae interviewers.
  • May chair an admissions subcommittee and/or serve as a liaison to an athletics team.

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