Reporting to the Assistant Director of Admissions for Data and Operations, the Academic Services Specialist provides administrative support to the Office of Admissions. The position is proactive, anticipates future needs of the Office, and demonstrates responsiveness, and strong customer service in a demanding and fast-paced environment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to processing admissions applications, responding to phone and email inquiries and problem solving, maintaining confidential information, and other administrative tasks. The Academic Services Specialist serves an important and visible role communicating with both faculty and prospective students. Occasional weekend and evening work may be required.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Process and track all admissions applications and supplemental documents daily following procedures to ensure a smooth workflow.
Assist with maintenance of student records.
Conduct data audits as needed.
Correspond regularly via email, mail, and phone with applicants, faculty, students, alumni and staff.
Work with faculty to schedule applicant interviews.
Assist with the maintenance of the Office of Admissions website.
Represent the Office of Admissions at student recruitment events.
Provide phone coverage and front desk/receptionist coverage as needed.
Provide administrative support for general office duties; filing, faxing, mailing and copying.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
High School Diploma/GED
Minimum of 3 years administrative/academic experience; preferably within higher education.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Knowledge of Student Information Systems, such as JHU SIS, Slate, and CAS.
Knowledge of and adherence to federal, state and local laws regarding student privacy.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must possess strong organizational and problem solving abilities.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Must be able to communicate technical details and instructions clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, to diverse groups.
Strong customer service skills.
Ability to work well under pressure, remain flexible to meet competing timeframes, prioritize work, and multi-task.
Ability to work independently and exercise independent and professional judgment.
Must be able to maintain confidential documents.
Ability to collaborate and build strong, effective working relationships across departments.
Knowledge of office administration, effective scheduling and administrative support services.
Proficiency in Windows-based applications, in Microsoft Office Suite – including MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Classified Title: Academic Services Specialist Working Title: Academic Services Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.42 - $23.95; commensurate with experience. Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday hours 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 06-MD:School of Nursing Department name: 10001251-Admissions Office of Personnel area: School of Nursing
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