Under the guidance of senior members of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the Admissions Officer is responsible for the daily management of a geographic region to recruit, evaluate and enroll an academically accomplished and diverse student body to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The officer is responsible for the day-to-day communication with students, parents, secondary school officials and alumni. The officer will be responsible for evaluating approximately 1,100-1,200 applications per recruitment cycle; responsibilities include all calls, correspondence, visitations, admissions recommendations and alumni contact; makes critical judgments, presents arguments recommending admissions decisions to the Admissions Committee; counsels candidates and their parents on admissions and curricular choices.
The Admissions Officer is responsible for managing a region which produces approximately 1,100-1,200 applications. The officer makes critical judgments and recommendations to the Committee on Admissions on the candidates from their region.
The officer will implement a comprehensive recruitment campaign to attract the world's most talented students to Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. The officer will travel approximately 2-4 weeks per cycle counseling and making frequent presentations to students, parents and secondary school officials concerning the unique attributes of a Columbia education. The officer will also be responsible for making frequent presentations on-campus to prospective students and their families.
The officer will assist with targeted recruitment initiatives, such as science, arts and humanities, engineering or multicultural recruitment.
The officer will assist with non-first-year admission programs, such as transfer, Combined Plan and/or Visiting Student admission.
The officer will assist with the coordination and the implementation of electronic, print and web communication.
Assume other responsibilities as designated by a member of the office's senior staff.
Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. A minimum of zero to two years of experience required.
Excellent interpersonal skills required.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
A valid driver's license and a willingness to travel are essential.
**Applications submitted without a resume or cover letter will not be reviewed**
Experience related to undergraduate admissions preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 498794
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