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Harvard University Senior Int Admissions Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65353BRAuto req ID:65353BRJob Code:S0056P FSS Admissions Officer II Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior International Admissions OfficerSub-Unit:Admissions and Financial Aid Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Familiarity with international educational systems and curricula strongly preferred; knowledge of languages other than English helpful.

  • Prior experience in both targeted recruitment and application reading for a selective process essential.

  • 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.

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

Certificates and Licenses:

A valid driver's license is preferred.

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.

  • Work is typically performed in an office setting, but may be hybrid, as directed by FAS.

  • This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (including, but not limited to, CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, NJ, RI, and VT).

Position Description:

  • Coordinate with international student groups at Harvard College. Continue developing new recruitment strategies that use social media tools and involve current students.

  • Meet with international visitors to the Admissions Office, including representatives from non-governmental/community-based organizations, school administrators, university officials, and members of the press.

  • Serve as main point person between the international admissions subcommittees and the virtual interviewing team.

  • Represent the international admissions team at Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) gatherings, as needed. Attend conferences on behalf of the office; liaise with international admissions coordinators at peer institutions.

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.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-CM1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.