Reporting to the Associate Director, the Admissions Assistant/Reader is a part-time/seasonal position responsible for reviewing student applications for the suite of Pre-Collegiate Programs as well as assist with daily admissions tasks. This position will work remotely.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities include the following, but the individual will also be expected to perform all the duties necessary which are customarily performed by a person holding this position. Other duties may be assigned.
The Admissions Reader will be responsible for:
- Read and evaluate candidate credentials and maintain related correspondence
- Review and assess supplemental materials as per the School’s rubric and standards
- Maintain data collection and reporting on a weekly basis of assigned applications to Admissions team. Ability to spot trends in applications and subsequent data
- Assist team members with day to day admissions tasks and other long-term projects as needed.
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Admissions Reader role is one requiring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the success of the fundamental mission of Pre-Collegiate Programs.
The Admissions Enrollment Counselor should have an understanding of the workings of educational program administration, including but not limited to:
- Minimum of one-year prior experience in reading and evaluating applications for academic programs.
- Familiarity with the secondary and tertiary education systems of the US
- Experience working in a diverse environment and/or with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment and knowledge of diversity and inclusion in education programs.
- Outstanding communication, analytic, time management, decision-making, and interpersonal skills
- An understanding of the unique value proposition of a “branded” educational offering like The School of The New York Times
The Admissions Assistant/Reader must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, and sometimes ambiguous environment, with changing priorities, and with multiple simultaneous projects that require attention. The demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment while maintaining poise is required.
Other desirable attributes include:
- A thorough understanding of need for documentation with strong organizational skills and flexibility in work style
- Demonstrated experience in areas requiring close attention to detail and concern for accuracy, thoroughness, and consistency
- Excellent analytical and computer skills, including a facility with the standard types of systems used to support online and educational programs
- Proven ability to maintain the highest standards of written and spoken communication
- Demonstrate professionalism and diplomacy in interpersonal relationships
- Support and embrace diversity and inclusiveness
- Positions will work approximately 20 hours per week remotely during high peak admission season.
- Ability to work additional hours, if necessary
Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure
- High School Diploma, Undergraduate degree or current college student preferred
- 1 to 5 years work experience in a relevant position
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work remotely but travel between worksites
The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Basic office/academic work environment
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.
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