Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is for the Brown School - Admissions. The position is located at Goldfarb Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Admissions and Recruitment Specialist supports all aspects of the admissions process with a primary focus on prospective student outreach and recruitment, application review and evaluation, applicant interviews, admissions counseling, and other activities to engage highly qualified candidates for the Brown School’s graduate programs in social work, public health and social policy.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Recruitment and Outreach
Serve as a representative of the Brown School and Washington University during independent recruitment trips.
Meet with prospective students and other University constituents in a variety of venues and present detailed information about the Brown School in a knowledgeable, professional and informative manner.
Develop and maintain proficient knowledge of programs, curriculum, faculty expertise, field education, accreditation, and admissions policies and procedures.
Serve as helpful and knowledgeable direct contact for prospective students; interpret policies and procedures and provide adept guidance throughout the inquiry, application and admissions process through various channels of communication.
Advise and counsel prospective students to assess fit with the Brown School and direction in the program based on short and long-term goals and interests.
Assist in the coordination of on and off-campus recruitment events such as Admitted Students Weekend, preview days and information sessions, focus groups, graduate school and Idealist fairs, professional conferences and regional events and receptions.
Prospect Management and Applicant Evaluation
Maintain accurate prospective student records in the admissions CRM system and assist with reporting needs.
Provide independent detailed review of admission materials and make substantive strategic judgements related to admission and scholarship.
Assist in coordinating the review process for admission, scholarship, and special programs.
Independently identify, implement and assess recruitment strategies, territories and tactics and provide consultation to management.
Work closely with management to regularly evaluate admissions criteria and scholarship allocation strategy.
Cultivate positive relationships with Brown School and Washington University campus colleagues, faculty, alumni, students, advisors and other constituents integral to student recruitment efforts.
Build and maintain partnerships and affiliations with agencies, institutions and other outside entities to support recruitment efforts and outreach to target populations such as service corps members, underrepresented minority groups, veterans, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned
The hiring range for this position is $38,000 - $45,000 annually.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Resume and cover letter required.
WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENT: Office located within Brown School on the Danforth Campus. Laptop is provided. Extensive travel and some evening/weekend work required.
Prior public health and/or social work experience and/or one year of admissions, recruitment, sales, marketing or other relevant work experience.
Master's degree in social work, public health, or related area and previous admissions and recruitment experience.
Commitment to the values of social work and social justice, social policy, public health and health policy.
Creativity in outlook and approach to recruitment and marketing.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster productive working relationships with diverse constituencies.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple project simultaneously.
Aptitude to learn quickly and willingness to share knowledge with others.
Strong leadership qualities and decision making abilities.
Effective project management, data management, and analytical skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; articulate and dynamic presentation skills.
Must be effective in multiple settings, to include large presentations, one-on-one meetings, and social gatherings.
Must be highly student focused and able to effectively interact with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to work and thrive in a team environment, as well as independently and while traveling for extended periods.
Ability to remain positive, professional and effective in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
Firm understanding of the importance of confidentiality, student privacy and FERPA.
Highly reliable and trustworthy.
Ability to travel and work occasional evenings/weekends as needed.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.