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Operations Specialist - Admission and Financial Aid

Apply now Job no: 492612
Categories: Staff
Department: Admission & Financial Aid

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid invites you to consider joining our team of professionals who seek to advance the mission of Davidson College by enrolling the best and brightest students from around the United States and the world. Our staff members take great pride in our individual and collective work, and we seek to add an Operations Specialist to our team who shares the same pride in producing work of the highest quality. If you would like to join a team that supports every team member, rallies around one another to complete every task and has fun doing so, please consider the position of Operations Specialist.

Primary responsibilities

Work with all aspects of complex application process, receiving application materials for over 5,700 applicants including setup, tracking, and maintaining confidential files. Process applications from numerous and different sources by performing accurate computer data entry (including confidential ratings) in a quick, efficient manner in an active, fast-paced work environment.

Process applications and prospect requests from international students and transfer students including prospect entry, handling applications, and preparing decision letters. Respond to telephone and email inquiries from international and transfer students.  Advise and resolve problems while cultivating good relations via phone and email with prospects, applicants, accepted students, parents, high school officials, alumni, and other offices on campus at all stages of year-long process.

Provide assistance to the main Admission and Financial Aid switchboard, visitor reception operation, collection and mailing of travel materials in support of traveling counselors, and support of other areas in Admission and Financial Aid as needed.  

Provide assistance in the planning, preparation and coordination of on-campus Admission and Financial Aid programs and events.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED. Minimum of one year of general clerical or administrative work experience.

Excellent organizational and communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, self-starter, and ability to work in a team environment. 

Technical dexterity and advanced computer knowledge in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Slate, and Banner with an interest in learning new computer skills. 

Ability to learn the laws, rules and regulations pertaining to assigned area of responsibility including confidentiality of student information. 

Ability to learn and adhere to Davidson College policies related to Admission, Financial Aid and the greater institution. Ability to understand the college rules and regulations relating to student enrollment.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s or Bachelor's degree

Experience within higher education and/or college admission

Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu by August 25, 2017. Attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

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