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Admissions Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 30, 2021

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Admissions Specialist

Job no: 528241
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management, Administrative/Office Support

Department: Office of Admissions
Classification: Office Specialist 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Academic Year (Classified), Ongoing
Salary: $14.75 - $21.40 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes October 13, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please include a resume, cover letter stating your interest and qualifications, and three professional references.

Department Summary
The Office of Admissions is responsible for attracting, recruiting, and enrolling a highly-qualified, diverse student body. It has overall responsibility for representing the University to prospective students and their families at a variety of venues including campus events, high schools and colleges in Oregon and throughout the United States, and at selected international locations. Guided by a strong commitment to excellent customer service, the office supports students throughout the application and enrollment process. Each year the office researches and responds to close to 100,000 inquiries related to the admissions process as well as evaluating approximately 30,000 applications for admission. The work is completed within University admission standards, policies, as well as related state and federal laws and regulations. Admission is offered to approximately 18,000 students and results in the enrollment of nearly 5,500 new undergraduates each year.

Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide specialized admissions office support by processing and evaluating freshman, transfer, and graduate applications for admission, and to research common application problems such as application fees, missing information, and name changes. This position must follow the UO admission requirements for all freshman, transfer, and graduate applicants, following processing standards for a large volume of applicants, often under time restraints and deadlines. This position must also make sure the integrity of the student information system data is accurate for statistical reporting.

Minimum Requirements
  • Two years of general clerical experience. One year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents;
  • An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology;
  • Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.

    College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete large volumes of work on deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience with data management systems

    FLSA Exempt: No

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

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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