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Operations Specialist

Apply now Job no: 494191
Categories: Staff
Department: Admission & Financial Aid

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here

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 a complex application process, receiving application materials for over 6,000 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 first-year and transfer students including prospect entry, handling applications, and preparing decision letters. Respond to telephone and email inquiries from first-year and transfer students and families.  Advise, and resolve problems while cultivating good relations via phone and email with prospects, applicants, accepted students, parents, high school officials, community-based organization representatives, alumni, and other offices on campus at all stages of the year-long process.

Provide assistance to the main Admission and Financial Aid switchboard, visitor reception operations, 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 attach a resume and cover letter to your application.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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