Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Admissions Officer for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Reporting to the assistant director of applicant services, the incumbent in this position has primary responsibility for the coordination of the review and notification of undergraduate applications for admission and scholarships for Rutgers University—New Brunswick for those who apply through the New Brunswick Undergraduate Admissions office and whose applications are maintained on the NJAS admissions system.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
In consultation with school deans, discusses academic credentials, admissions parameters, and adherence to the University Senate Policy on Undergraduate Admissions.
Meets with admissions committees.
Assists with defining scholarship and related honors program parameters.
Resolves issues related to the above matters.
Communicates and provides admissions and scholarship status information to university personnel representing state and federal government relations, deans, academic, and administrative units.
Drafts training manuals and participates in the training of new staff and seasonal employees in admissions and scholarship procedures and policies.
Participates in standard admissions counselor/officer duties, including student/family admissions counseling, presenting for information sessions, and fulfilling an assigned number of recruitment activities.
Develops and completes special projects as needed.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
Two years’ comprehensive experience in college admissions/enrollment management that include admission determinations, working with faculties and academic administrators, academic advising, group-leading, delegating, and ensuring completion of work assignments
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills including, writing and presentation/public speaking
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to be collaborative, persuasive, and diplomatic
Organization, analytical, problem-solving, and time management skills
Ability to understand, interpret, and implement state, federal, university, and professional association regulations, rules, and criteria
Computer literacy to include Microsoft Excel, Word, Windows, Access, and other relational databases
Commitment to customer service
Ability to work independently, as a project manager, and as part of a team
Ability to be highly self-motivated, imaginative, flexible, and open to organizational change
Willingness to master new technology
Knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding higher education
Must have a valid U.S. automobile driver's license and vehicle.
Posting Number: 18ST1070
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 62659
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.