The Admissions Evaluator is part of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for evaluating applications for first-year and transfer admission. This position reports functionally and administratively to the Associate Director of Admissions. The Admissions Evaluator will evaluate applications and academic records of prospective undergraduate students to assist in building the incoming class at Vanderbilt.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Vanderbilt University is a critical unit within University Enrollment Affairs that contributes greatly to the entire Vanderbilt community. Its mission is to recruit, select, and enroll a diverse cohort of degree-seeking first-year and transfer students who are intellectually curious, academically talented, and socially engaged. The Office consists of a team that includes the Director, an experienced group of admissions officers, and a well-seasoned support staff engaged in marketing Vanderbilt globally. To accomplish this, members of the OUA team travel both domestically and abroad to conduct high school visits, attend college fairs, and do speaking engagements. The Office communicates systematically with hundreds of thousands of prospective students through traditional printed publications, the web, and other social media channels and serves as the first point of contact for members of the public interested in VU.
OUA fully supports the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is committed to the belief that equity and social justice must be accorded to all. The Office also believes that a part of its responsibility is to contribute to a diverse university community where students, staff, and faculty of differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and life experiences learn about and from each other in classroom settings as well as throughout the entire campus. It strives to ensure that the composition of OUA staff reflects its commitment to these values.
Duties and Responsibilities
Evaluate student applications for admission to Vanderbilt
Evaluate and comment, accurately and in a timely manner, as determined by supervisors, on application information in relation to the entrance requirements
Follow pre-determined file flow to move files through evaluation pipeline
Understand and maintain strict confidentiality of admissions process and application data
Work up to 20 hours per week on average with potential to work up to 29.5 hours per week maximum when needed
Attend all required in-person and virtual meetings and trainings throughout the year
Maintain & respond to office communication in a timely fashion, including email, Slack messaging, etc.
Be able to perform majority of work functions through extended time on OUA provided laptop computer
A college degree (BA or higher) is necessary
Competence and comfort in working independently on a university-issued PC is necessary, with typical long periods of time focused on computer work
Ability to understand and maintain strict confidentiality of admissions process and application data
Ability to work independently
Ability to communicate and collaborate within a team
Ability to manage time constraints and meet deadlines and reading goals set by management team
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10001007
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.