Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid for the Graduate Program, the Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is a member of a small team tasked with processing approximately 1,700 applications annually. Reviews, evaluates, and makes recommendations on applications to the LL.M. (Master of Laws) Program and the Visitors Program, including assessing substantive legal essays for cogency.
Responsible for evaluating 300+ applications per year from any of 100+ countries, and for annual updates to country-specific admissions guidebooks. Reviews and makes recommendations on financial aid applications. Has overall responsibility for student billing operations, including anticipated aid and billing files, and financial clearance. Manages institutional and private loan programs (including disbursements), conducts entrance and exit interviews for student loan borrowers, and creates workshops/programs on debt management/financial planning for students. Maintains and continues to develop online application system and serves as a technical resource for the admissions team and as a liaison with outside admissions system vendor. Prepares statistical reports on admissions and financial aid, and has primary responsibility for transmission of admitted student data to relevant offices. Serves as principal liaison with Harvard International Office, oversees processing of visa documents to ensure compliance with USCIS regulations, and follows up with students encountering visa problems. Prepares and/or updates informational materials and forms related to admissions, visas, billing, loan applications, and financial aid disbursement procedures. Works with senior managers to develop new policies, procedures, documentation, and resources for admissions and financial aid functions, and helps develop, maintain, and identify/resolve problems in operations and information systems. Attends university-wide financial aid officers meetings. Manages admissions and financial aid office in absence of Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Responds to student inquiries as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA and 5+ years of related experience (law practice, admissions, academic administration).
Graduate degree strongly preferred, JD a plus. This position is best suited for an administrative generalist with strong analytical, numerical, and technical skills. Requires strong written, oral, interpersonal, numerical, organizational, and project management skills; and sound judgment, discretion, common sense, and problem-solving skills. Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team. Must be self-directed and detail oriented and able to manage workflow with minimal oversight in deadline-driven environment with frequently changing priorities. Must enjoy working with international students. Proficiency in at least one foreign language and familiarity with foreign legal systems a plus. Must have strong computer skills, especially spreadsheets and databases. Familiarity with the Slate admissions system a plus.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47509BR
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