Harvard University Admissions Officer II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46904BRAuto req ID:46904BRJob Code:FS0056 Admissions Officer II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Assistant Director of AdmissionsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and previous experience with marketing, recruitment, or event planning; ability to work evenings/weekends and travel to events as required.

Additional Qualifications:Master’s degree and prior admissions experience preferred; record of developing successful diversity recruitment strategies strongly preferred; previous experience working with underrepresented and/or marginalized groups; attention to detail; excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills; strong presentation skills; ability to work under and meet tight deadlines is essential; demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute as member of team, develop relationships with wide variety of internal and external constituencies, provide high-level of customer service, handle confidential information, balance need to be both detail-oriented and strategic, and work in fast-paced environment. Strong interest in interacting with students and faculty to support graduate level education. Must display good judgment and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information and materials. Experience with Microsoft Office suit including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.Additional Information:We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity. For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: www.gse.harvard.eduDepartment:AdmissionsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services Duties & Responsibilities:Reporting to the Associate Director of Admissions, this position:

• Develops, leads, and implements innovative marketing and recruiting strategies to attract a diverse (e.g., racial, ethnic, socioeconomic status, first generation identity, sexual orientation) applicant pool and incoming student cohort.

• Cultivates strong and sustainable relationships both within the Harvard community and with national organizations/programs in order to enhance diversity recruitment efforts with a focus on underrepresented minorities.

• Develops and implements strategies to recruit, train, engage, and manage students in Admissions Ambassador Program.

• Represents HGSE at on-campus, off-campus and virtual events, including developing and facilitating presentations for a wide range of groups.

• Counsels prospective students regarding degree offerings and admissions process.

• Serves as liaison between the Admissions Office and degree program faculty directors and administrators, as well as other HGSE offices.

• Oversees and manages admissions process and committee work for several degree programs, working autonomously and as a team member.

• Using discretion and judgment, evaluates and makes decisions on master’s applications.

• Evaluates academic credentials from international institutions and may assist with the financial certification (i.e. visa) process for admitted international students as needed.

• Serves as a resource on diversity recruitment, outreach, and admissions for faculty and staff.

• Has the opportunity to hire and supervise a graduate assistant, designing the job responsibilities and leading co-curricular professional development programming.

• As member of Admissions Office team, contributes at all levels as needed and handles special projects as required.School/Unit:Harvard Graduate School of Education 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.