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Admission Officer

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Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:

The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. The Office of College Admission supports this mission through the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students that will embrace the rigorous yet flexible Open Curriculum and challenge each other intellectually while fostering a community centered around kindness and questioning.

The Office of College Admission thinks about how an applicants’ unique talents, accomplishments, energy, curiosity, perspective and identity might weave into the ever-changing tapestry that is Brown University. Grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, independent work, the quality of the secondary school program and achievements outside the classroom are among the factors used to evaluate this promise, but no one of these measures is considered determinative.

Responsibilities:

We seek applications for those joining the office at the rank of Admission Officer.

Some responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Recruit applicants to Brown University.

  • Lead presentations to inform applicants, counselors and families about unique opportunities at Brown.

  • Counsel students and families through the admission and financial aid process.

  • Develop relationships with counselors in schools and Community Based Organizations.

  • Read and evaluate applications and recommend admission decisions to the Board of Admission.

  • Assist with travel grants.

  • Assist with the Campus Visit Program and development of class lists for the Campus Visit Program.

  • Develop strategy for recruitment of applications and creation of itinerary for recruiting travel.

  • Additional assignments can include staffing virtual and on-campus recruitment & matriculation events.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree

Job Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong writing, active listening and public speaking skills

  • Sensitivity to concerns of people of different ages and backgrounds

  • Willingness and ability to work both independently and with groups in a multi-tasked environment

  • Creativity, efficiency, flexibility, open-mindedness, good judgment

  • Ability to work long hours

  • Ability to travel

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • First-hand knowledge of major issues facing American colleges and universities

  • Driver’s license

  • Understanding of Brown and its academic standards

  • Capacity to relate easily and appropriately with a broad range of people

  • Understanding of public relations and social media

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

Salary Grade:

9

Additional Information:

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

Brown University cannot provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

Information on the Benefits of Working at Brown can be found here .

Recruiting Start Date:

2024-05-31

Job Posting Title:

Admission Officer

Department:

College Admission

Grade:

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Regular

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu .

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

Company

 Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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