Job no: 500588 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 411200 - Office of Admissions & Scholarships Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Support Staff Position Open Date: Sep 15 2020
Performs a variety of clerical duties required for admitting students to the university.
1. Develop and maintain university admission letter files in current word processing system. 2. Operate and maintain word processing software system for letter generation and merge files. 3. Process incoming applications for admission to the University. 4. Evaluate transcripts; calculate grade point averages; evaluate courses on transcripts to determine admission eligibility; disburse applications and related information to academic departments. 5. Notify prospective students of acceptance or of entrance deficiencies. 6. Confer with students, parents, sponsoring agencies, and University departments through oral and written communication regarding admission procedures, policies, and related matters. 7. Maintain records on prospective students. 8. Prepare and mail admission materials to prospective students. 9. Use word processing package for letter generation. 10. May provide leadership in routine admissions functions. 11. Perform related duties as assigned.
Education: High School Diploma
Experience (yrs.): 2-4 years clerical experience
Substitution allowed for Education and Experience:
Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. * Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor. * Job frequently requires sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and handling objects with hands. * Job occasionally requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting up to 10 pounds. * Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500588
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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