Read and evaluate admissions applications from assigned geographical regions. Apply discretion and independent judgment in deciding which qualified students should be presented to the committee for possible admission.
Handle inquiries from prospective students, applicants, parents, secondary school administrators, and the general public in assigned geographical regions.
Develop and nurture relationships with alumni/ae interviewers. Devise regional interview process procedure. Guide alumni/ae on how to conduct successful applicant interviews.
Answer and respond to inquiries and concerns of applicants and students, both admitted and rejected, from assigned geographical area.
Provide information and advice about Harvard College and admissions procedures through information sessions conducted in-person and online. Travel may be undertaken independently or as joint travel with other institutions.
Assist in planning and/or facilitate virtual and in-person recruitment and yield events; participate in on-campus admitted student events.
Additional administrative responsibilities as needed.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Ability to work well under pressure and strong time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines.
Problem solving and analytical skills, independent initiative, excellent judgment, and ability to keep information confidential.
Strong customer service and communication skills (oral and written), including the ability to interact with diverse populations and make presentations to large groups.
Proficiency with office productivity and collaboration software, as well as business applications, a must.
Prior application reading experience helpful.
Application review is conducted online, sometimes remotely; each reader is expected to have reliable Internet access.
Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time
Work may be performed primarily remotely, but will require in-person attendance for activities, such as new hire onboarding, recruitment trips, fall staff orientation, and spring yield activities. (Note: The office does not reimburse employees for commuting/lodging expenses related to on-campus activities.)
Travel and night/weekend work may be required.
In order to be considered for this position, please demonstrate basic qualifications are met. Applicants MUST submit a cover letter in addition to their resume in order for their application to be reviewed.
This seasonal position (September through May) is a two-year term appointment.
The Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Employment Office of Harvard College is committed to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. In order to recruit and admit a diverse class, as well as support students' equitable access to educational experiences, we strive toward Harvard University's goal of inclusive excellence. We affirm that a rich learning and working environment can only result from a diverse community where all are supported in being their authentic, true selves and empowered to contribute fully to our shared goals and achievements.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.