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Harvard University Senior Admissions Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59978BRAuto req ID:59978BRJob Code:S0056M FSS Admissions Mgt II Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Admissions OfficerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior experience organizing and training volunteers.

  • Strong customer service and communication skills (verbal and written), including the ability to interact with diverse populations and make presentations to large groups.

  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, as well as 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 has a 6-month orientation and review period.

All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.

COVID Vaccine Policy: The university requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster (https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) Information. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.


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 3 years’ 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:

  • Must be able to work nights/weekends and travel as needed.

  • This position will be based in Cambridge, MA.

  • Work is typically performed in an office setting, but may be hybrid (on-site and remote), as directed by FAS. Any approved 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:

  • Design and implement training for alumni interviewers and Schools and Scholarship (S&S) Committee chairs; research and identify best practices for volunteer engagement with college applicants.

  • Lead annual recruitment efforts to identify alumni volunteers to interview applicants to Harvard College.

  • Monitor S&S Committee activities and facilitate office feedback on interviewing (e.g., individuals, processes).

  • Recruit, train, and assign interviews for the virtual S&S Committee that supplements the work of geographic-based clubs.

  • Assist with preparation and administration of departmental alumni meeting and training budget.

  • Manage at least one entry-level staff member of the Admissions Alumni/ae team.

Admissions Responsibilities:

  • 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.

  • Provide information about Harvard College and its admissions process through information sessions or other events on campus or on-line. 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.

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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