Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Social Work / Admissions of the Brown School. Office located within Brown School on the Danforth Campus. PC laptop is provided.
The Admissions and Recruitment Specialist supports all aspects of the admissions process with a primary focus on prospective student outreach and recruitment, application review and evaluation, applicant interviews, admissions counseling, and other activities to engage highly qualified candidates for the Brown School’s top-ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) program and Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Recruitment and Outreach
Meet with prospective students and other University constituents in a variety of venues and present detailed information about the Brown School in a knowledgeable, professional and informative manner.
Develop and maintain proficient knowledge of programs, curriculum, faculty expertise, field education, accreditation, and admissions policies and procedures.
Serve as helpful and knowledgeable direct contact for prospective students; interpret policies and procedures and provide adept guidance throughout the inquiry, application and admissions process through various channels of communication.
Advise and counsel prospective students to assess fit with the Brown School and direction in the program based on short and long-term goals and interests.
Assist in the coordination of on and off-campus recruitment events such as Admitted Students Weekend, preview days and information sessions, focus groups, graduate school and Idealist fairs, professional conferences and regional events and receptions.
Contribute to outreach efforts to build campus, community and partnership affiliations with target populations such as service corps, underrepresented minority groups, veterans, etc.
Build and maintain positive relationships with Brown School administration, faculty, staff, alumni, students, advisors and other constituents integral to student recruitment efforts.
2. Prospect Management and Applicant Evaluation
Maintain accurate prospective student records in the admissions CRM system and assist with reporting needs.
Provide consistent and detailed review of admission applications, to include accurate evaluation of transcripts and other supporting materials.
Assist in coordinating the review process for admission, scholarship, and special programs.
Work closely with the Director, Assistant Director, and academic programs faculty and staff to evaluate admissions criteria and scholarship allocation strategy.
3. Perform other duties as assigned
Prior public health and/or social work experience and/or one year of admissions, recruitment, sales, marketing or other relevant work experience.
Commitment to the values of social work and social justice, social policy, public health and health policy.
Creativity in outlook and approach to recruitment and marketing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster productive working relationships with diverse constituencies.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously.
Aptitude to learn quickly and willingness to share knowledge with others.
Strong leadership qualities and decision making abilities.
Effective project management, data management, and analytical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; articulate and dynamic presentation skills.
Must be effective in multiple settings, to include large presentations, one-on-one meetings, and social gatherings.
Must be highly student focused and able to effectively interact with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to work and thrive in a team environment, as well as independently and while traveling for extended periods.
Ability to remain positive, professional and effective in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Firm understanding of the importance of confidentiality, student privacy and FERPA.
Travel and some evening/weekend work required.
Master's degree in social work, public health, or related area and previous admissions and recruitment experience.
The hiring range for this position is $35,958 - $ 45,864 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Applicant Special Instructions:
A cover letter is required with your application materials.
You may upload your cover letter and other documents after submitting the application by selecting "add attachment" on the My Activities page, accessible by clicking in the My Activities box on the upper right hand side of your home page at https://jobs.wustl.edu/.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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