Harvard University Admissions Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42361BR
Business Title Admissions Officer
School/Unit Harvard Law School
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Faculty & Student Services
Time Status Full-time
Schedule Monday through Friday, 9 to 5
Salary Grade 056
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities • Marketing and recruitment: Represent the law school at various law school fairs, forums, universities and receptions across the country. Help cultivate relationships with peer law schools as well as with pre-law advisors while traveling. Significant travel required. Answer questions from prospective students regarding programs, application policies, etc. Serve as "Brand Ambassador" for HLS. Plan and execute own travel including content needs as well as budget and logistics. Responsible for managing on-campus information sessions in the fall.
• Class selection: Attend admissions committee meetings. Participate in admissions file review and make recommendations on path for specific files, with final decision-making authority on a subset of applicant files. Responsible for reviewing approximately 20% of files per cycle. Make recommendations for files to be interviewed based on applicant's academic background, professional experiences and character and fitness responses.
• Yield activities: Determine decision-making path for individual students and help answer their specific questions about HLS. Develop strategic messaging for individual applicants to personalize the post-admissions process. In-depth counseling regarding selection of law school, differences among financial aid offers, and decisions about starting immediately versus deferring law school admission. Elevate specific cases to Associate Dean and/or faculty and other HLS administrators for specific questions as needed. Significant planning responsibility for yield events and other yield activities including individual visits.
• Major programmatic/functional responsibilities: Will participate in annual office strategy sessions and take on new projects as the need arises. Participates in maintaining department website.
Basic Qualifications B.A.; 2-3 years of professional work experience in Admissions or other customer-service focused industry, with a preference for work in higher education
Sound judgment, discretion with highly confidential data, strong writing and problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to manage large programs/projects and comfort working across high-functioning teams.
Additional Information All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Pre-Employment Screening Criminal
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 or any other characteristic protected by law.