Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Undergraduate Admissions. The position is located at Brookings Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position is part of the Undergraduate Admissions Office recruitment and enrollment team and is focused on enrolling diverse and talented prospective students aligned with institutional goals to the University. The position is involved in all aspects of the recruiting, deciding, and enrolling processes including, but not limited to: planning and conducting on-and off-campus recruitment events; interviewing students; providing counseling and service to students and families about the University and the college decision process; reviewing and evaluating applications to render admission decisions; developing and maintaining strategic relationships with school counselors and others who influence students’ college choices.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage recruitment territory that involves interacting with students, parents, and guidance counselors at high school visits, college fairs, panels, and college recruitment. Work closely with high school guidance counselors and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to develop strong relationships for the University. Excellent communication skills and knowledge about the University, St. Louis, and Admissions is critical. Must maintain a professional attitude at all times as a representative of the University.
Review and evaluate applications and participate in committee process to make admissions recommendations and decisions aligned with institutional goals. Conduct first and final reviews that influence and decide which students are admitted or denied from their recruitment territory. Confidentiality and thoughtful consideration of the applicants are a must. Must have the ability to work independently following admissions guidelines, participate in discussions and decision-making processes, keep pace with reading expectations; and meet all deadlines throughout the reading season.
Conduct information sessions about the University and Admissions for prospective students and families, providing expertise and recommendations. Provide customer service by responding to phone calls and emails from prospective students, parents, and high school guidance counselors.
Participate and/or manage special recruitment events for the departments, ensuring that events are well-planned and implemented. Manage event budget with guidance from senior staff. Has autonomy and decision-making authority to use university resources, if circumstances warrant change of plans.
Interview prospective students who visit campus. Answer questions about the University, admissions, and St. Louis. Provide evaluative feedback for the applicant’s file.
Work with faculty, deans, and representatives from other departments in the University to support recruitment and enrollment efforts.
Perform other duties as assigned.
BS/BA degree required.
Experience using Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
1 to 3 years of higher education or related experience, preference given to admissions.
Previous presentation experience.
Previous project management.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent decision-making skills, strong judgment when communicating with prospective students and public.
Strong organizational skills.
Willingness to work hard, good sense of humor, strong team player, positive attitude.
Ability to take initiative for projects and improvement.
Ability to work outside of standard University work hours.
Ability to travel (anticipated time commitment 6-8 weeks).
Strong attention to detail.
Strong communication skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to balance many tasks.
Must be able to work independently.
Ability to interpret data, detail orientation, in addition to being able to see the “big picture”.
The hiring range for this position is $36,660 - $46,781 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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