The Graduate Architecture and Urban Design department at Pratt Institute is seeking a Temporary Admissions Assistant to provide support during its peak admissions processing period. This position reports to the Associate Manager for Admissions, working closely to ensure admissions applications and decisions are processed with high accuracy to meet targeted project deadlines. This position has a fixed term of late-January to mid-May 2020. Working hours are 35 hours per week (M-F from 9am-5pm).
Import and track incoming applications and evaluations via the ApplyWeb online application system
Update and manage admissions database, generating queries, charts, and reports as requested
Active and ongoing tracking of applicant status, including taking initiative to follow up on issues needing resolution within a tight timeline
Review and verification of degrees, transcripts, and other application eligibility criteria
Generating and sending decision letters
Communicate and field requests from prospective students in a prompt and professional manner
Assisting with coordination of events and appointments for prospective students
Performing all other related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
2+ years of administrative experience required, preferably in an academic or cultural institution
Proficiency in MS Excel
Experience using MS Access or similar database software
Ability to maintain accuracy during high demand and peak periods
Strong student and/or customer service skills
Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills
Experience working in higher education strongly preferred
Experience communicating with international clients
Experience with/ability to do mail merges
SALARY is $25/hour and some benefits are included.
Please submit your cover letter and resume. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide at least 5 References via our on-line reference tool system. At least 2 of your References must be, or have been, your direct managers.
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Internal Number: 116550944
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