Admissions Officer Yale College Admissions

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 27 February 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Under the supervision of the Director of Admissions, this position is responsible for admissions activity in a fixed geographical area. Serves as a member of the Admissions Committee, as a member of the Admissions Office staff, provides leadership within the office and handles additional responsibilities. These will include, but are not limited to: managing, coordinating and participating in special programs and projects within the Admissions Office, giving public presentations at secondary schools and regional locations in order to promote Yale to prospective applicants, advising secondary school counselors, applicants and parents on the application process, coordinating alumni recruiting activities in assigned geographical area, serving as a liaison with organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process, interviewing prospective applicants. Evening and weekend work is expected during peak application reading and travel seasons.

Essential Duties

  1. Evaluates all admissions applications, interviews prospective applicants, and independently assesses each application against a variety of factors, including the applicant’s strength, weaknesses and potential contribution to the Yale community. Determines applicant’s standing within local, national and international applicant pools.
  2. Presents applicant recommendations to admissions committee. Briefs admissions committee about applicants and about schools and geographical regions as they relate to evaluation of applicant files. Determines which applicants will be waitlisted
  3. Develops public presentations designed to promote Yale to prospective applicants.
  4. Advises secondary school counselors, applicants and parents on the application process.
  5. Coordinates alumni recruiting activities in assigned geographical areas.
  6. Serves as a liaison with organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process.
  7. May perform other duties assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to review and assess a high volume of online applications. Strong time management skills and proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Excellent analytical skills, and creative self‐direction. Exceptional administrative, planning, organizational and project management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated excellence in public presentation. Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse constituency, including students, faculty, alumni, fellow admissions officers, counselors and administrative staff.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Well‐developed computer skills and demonstrated ability to adapt to new software programs.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Knowledge of the application process at a highly selective college or university. Ability to interview prospective students, counsel applicants, parents and school counselors through the admissions process.

Weekend Hours Required?

Evening Hours Required?

Drug Screen

Health Screening

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check.

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Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check, a valid driver’s license and a car available.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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