Admissions Officer, UG Admissions

North Carolina, United States
26 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Description

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke seeks an entry-level Admissions Officer to join our team of admissions professionals. The ideal candidate will be service-oriented and should possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and presentation skills as well as the ability to analyze data to inform decision making. We seek energetic candidates with a strong sense of initiative, the ability to work well independently and in a team, the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently, and the ability to effectively utilize the Admissions Office database(s).

The candidate should be prepared to be responsible for a full range of recruitment activities including: representingDuke University to students, parents, alumni, and high school counselors in a variety of settings; evaluating applications and participating in the selection process; planning on- and off-campus recruitment events; conducting on-campus information sessions to both large and small groups; working successfully with student volunteers; other duties/projects as assigned by the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions or other senior staff members. Admissions officers can expect to travel four to six weeks throughout the year.

Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and public speaking skills, high energy, ability to articulate the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts and science and engineering education are required. Preference will be given to Duke graduates and/or applicants with 1-3 years of prior admissions or college counseling experience who havean awareness of the needs of a highly selective, private research institution. Position requires weekends and extended hours, especially during the fall and from January through April. Good judgment, strict confidentiality, and the ability to work collegially in a deadline-driven environment are important. A valid driver’s license is required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with whom they have worked in the past three years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Admissions Office seeks a staff that reflects the diversity of the Duke University community.

Location Durham


Job Family Level 70

Full Time / Part Time PART TIME

Regular / Temporary Regular

Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires a knowledge and understanding of college experience andstudent life obtained through completion of a bachelor's degree program.