Nicholas School of the Environment - Faculty, Duke University

2319 10767
Position ID:Duke-NSOEFaculty-ADMISSIONS [#10767, Admissions]
Position Title: Admissions Officer II
Position Type:Academic admissions
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Environmental
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/01/19, finished 2018/05/24, listed until 2018/03/31)
Position Description:    

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Occupational Summary 

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE)'s Student Services Office consists of residential Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and Master of Forestry (MF) degree programs, a Distance learning MEM program (DEL-MEM) for mid-career professionals, executive education short courses, and the Career & Professional Development Center. This department supports all day-to-day operations for approximately 350 students and periodic cohorts of visiting non- matriculated students participating in executive education courses.

As part of the admissions and recruiting team, this position will manage a variety of duties with a primary focus in the recruitment of professional master’s degree student applicants for admission to Duke University through the development and execution of key admissions responsibilities.

This position must handle multiple tasks, work simultaneously with other departments, interact comfortably with students, faculty, and administrators, and work successfully as part of the Student Services Office team. This position must have strong interpersonal personal, computer, analytical, and time management skills. This is a full time position.

Work Performed 

Manage and implement recruitment and admissions process for MEM/MF and DEL-MEM professional masters programs. Manage, coordinate and actively participate in recruiting events.

Support development of recruiting materials and communications. Travel is required. Visit secondary schools and other educational institutions and professional conferences, based on review of historical and market data. Represent Duke University to local, state and national admissions and related organizations. Utilize technology to host virtual recruiting events. Research and provide suggestions for new, creative, and effective recruiting strategies and opportunities. Maintain awareness of peer institution recruiting events, strategies, and timelines.

Assist in the development of annual admissions strategy and schedule. Coordinate with fellow admissions and recruiting team members to implement annual admissions plan. Maintain awareness of peer institution recruiting events, strategies, and timelines. Maintain key admissions data and metrics.

Assist in analyzing recruiting and admissions data to support future decisions; communicate key findings to senior leadership and key faculty. Work closely with the Student Information and Services System (SISS) office to ensure successful launch and implementation of the online application system. Utilize Ellucian and PeopleSoft technologies to its fullest capacity in order to provide appropriate solutions, customizations and enhance the user online experience for prospective students and applicants. Work closely with the higher education analyst for querying and data needs to support recruitment and admissions functions.

Prepare admissions rubric and strategic plans. Collaborate with faculty and senior leadership in development of admissions plans and applicant evaluation. Support the implementation of admissions interviews, as appropriate. Train admissions and recruiting team, as well as other student services staff team members, on application review, implementation of admissions rubric and admissions decisions.

Analyze qualifications of prospective students utilizing established University admissions standards, guidelines and criteria, reviewing unusual circumstances with supervisor as appropriate. Correspond with prospective students, applicants, University alumni, guidance counselors and others seeking information on admissions standards, academic and non-academic programs and student activities. Provide admissions decision recommendations and maintain applicant and admissions decision data.

Participate in the creation of a marketing and communications plan - in collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team - segmented by undergraduate institution, location, and by other important data points such as level of engagement, major, etc.

Ensure website content is current, effective and accurate. Support utilization of social media to communicate key recruiting and admissions information to prospective applicants and admitted students.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

To see full Job Description or to apply visit Duke Career Website:   See Req # 401365311

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Contact: Jeanne Ryan
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Box 90329
Duke University
Durham NC 27708
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