Admissions & Financial Aid - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19004808)
This position is for one year commencing on July 1, 2019 and shall continue through June 30, 2020, unless the agreement is otherwise extended due to additional funding. Employee is responsible for the recruitment and retention of prospective students to the University of Pittsburgh through application completion efforts, support of the Pittsburgh Admissions Collaboration (PAC) and potential recruitment travel, where needed.
This is done inside and outside the office to support the application process, assist in programmatic efforts with middle and high school students within the Pittsburgh Public Schools, and foster relationships with applicants and prospect-stage applicants through application completion efforts. The counselor's role out of the office is to represent the University of Pittsburgh and to disperse information about admissions, financial aid, and academic opportunities to students, families and guidance/college counselors. This position is responsible for representing the entire university to prospective students, families, and high school guidance counselors.
The performance of this position has a direct impact on the new student enrollment levels and, thus, the financial well-being of the university. When this position is performed well, new student enrollment, tuition revenue, and the overall image of the university are enhanced. Because this position represents the entire university to many prospective students, families, and high school guidance counselors, it is critical that this person has a thorough understanding of university policies and procedures, and that accurate information is given. Errors or poor judgment by someone in this position could adversely affect new student enrollment and damage the university's image.
The incumbent will primarily be responsible for supporting programming and communication with students and staff within the PAC and the Pittsburgh Public Schools and for communication with prospective students and their counselors (email, phone, and written) as a part of application completion efforts. This position may also occasionally be asked to supplement recruitment territories, which includes attendance at high schools and college fairs within that territory and providing data to the respective territory manager.
The incumbent must be available from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursdays for PAC programming. This position requires a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and experience; good communication, organization, and decision-making skills, and knowledge of admissions and financial aid procedures. Attention to detail is a must. Valid driver's license and a good driving record. University of Pittsburgh internal experience is preferred.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Student Services.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 1-2 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday-Fridays; Early monrings, weekends, and evening hours.
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19004808
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.