Graduate Admissions Officer

Brown University

Job Description:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world. Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive. Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

This position reports to the Assistant Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing, the Graduate Admissions Officer will help lead the development and implementation of school-wide student recruitment and admissions activities and will specialize in admissions and recruitment for the Biostatistics Department.  The position will gain consensus from, and liaise with, graduate program faculty and administrators to align marketing activities, resources, and admissions processes for all programs. Other priorities include creating and implementing programming for recruitment and marketing priorities and integrating diversity and inclusion strategies.

Along with assisting in school-wide admission and recruitment activities, the Graduate Admissions Officer is specifically responsible for coordinating and managing the operations and functions of the admissions process for the Biostatistics Department.  This includes monitoring the application system, reporting, and other activities related to the admissions process.  The successful candidate will assist with developing strategies for achieving enrollment goals and communicating admissions criteria to prospective students.

The activities of this position need to be responsive to the specific needs of the three degree programs within the biostatistics department, as well as three additional PhD programs within the School.  The admissions requirements, recruitment pools, recruitment events, career placement opportunities, and training programs for graduate students are distinct and specialized. An essential requirement and component of this position is a deep understanding of the specific needs of the biostatistics program as they relate to recruitment, admission, and career development; and a proper allocation of time and effort to meet the needs of the program and its students.

This position works with several software systems including Slate, Slack, and WebAdmit, works as the admissions manager for the Biostatistics Department, and manages all levels of admissions for all the remaining programs at SPH, including supporting PhD admissions across three additional departments.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree along with 2 years of experience in admissions, marketing, recruiting, student services or related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with SOPHAS and SLATE is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity with a variety of software applications.
  • Knowledge of biostatistics.
  • Works closely with programs that consist primarily of international students.  Must have some knowledge of international student admissions processes.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Must be a collaborative team player who fosters open communication and cooperation among stakeholders.
  • Self-disciplined individual who works independently and applies good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

This position is Hybrid Eligible.

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

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Graduate Admissions Officer

School of Public Health

Grade 9

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Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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