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Admissions Specialist

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position participates in activities associated with the admissions process for a special group of applicants requiring complex evaluation and processing procedures. Incumbent may be responsible for training and guidance of other personnel regarding admissions practices and procedures. Work is reviewed by departmental supervisor.

This position requires detailed record-keeping, data entry, and processing procedures.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manages and reviews applications for admission to the law school. Assigns and enters coding information into computerized database.
  • Maintains appropriate filing system on applicants; coordinates file completion upon enrollment with the Registrar's office.
  • Assists customers, both internal and external, over the telephone, in person, and via electronic communication.
  • Communicates with applicants regarding admission requirements, policies, procedures for academic and non-academic programs and student activities.
  • Prepares letters of admission; reviews letters for accuracy and distributes information to proper sources.
  • Scans admissions documents into electronic filing system and verifies documents are entered properly.
  • Greets and directs incoming office traffic, providing general feedback and guidance as needed.
  • Coordinates and supervises the acceptance of mail and mail-outs in support of admissions efforts.
  • Manages office inventory and places orders for supplies, in support of admissions efforts.
  • Manages office calendar.
  • Opens, sorts, and routes incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail.
  • Process the department's travel authorizations and reimbursements for admissions staff and students.
  • Become trained in various SAP modules
  • Manage the Admissions Office's budget
  • Assists with setup of programs for potential students
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Receives and evaluates applications for admission, and enters information into a database.
  2. Maintains accurate files on applicants and assists in proper processing of applications.
  3. Corresponds with prospective students including applicants, family, alumni; answers commonly asked questions, and provides information related to admissions requirements and procedures. Greets and assists visitors, callers, and guests of the Law School.
  4. Interprets and applies appropriate Federal, State, and University rules and regulations.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).


One (1) year experience related to the above-described duties.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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