Admissions Officer

Princeton, NJ
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7456
Department Admission
Category Admissions
Date Posted 5/9/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


Responsible for articulating the mission of Princeton University and conveying its policies and procedures to applicants, parents, guidance counselors, alumni and University personnel; making group presentations at high schools and college nights, as well as conducting information sessions on campus. Reading, evaluating, and summarizing applications for admission.


All officers are actively involved in the selection of the incoming freshmen class, and assisting with the transition from high school to college.

Position requires approximately 4-5 weeks of travel, primarily in the fall. Involves additional time commitment (including weekends and extended hours) for at least four months of the year.

Making public presentations about Princeton University's undergraduate academic and extracurricular programs and resources, and admission and financial aid policies and procedures to a variety of audiences (both on and off campus): e.g. to secondary school students and counselors, parents, and Princeton's Alumni Schools Committees.

Travel: planning, scheduling and implementing four to five weeks of travel a year to visit secondary schools and with Princeton Alumni Schools Committee Members. Attend college nights, and coordinate regional evening programs.

Handling correspondence and phone inquiries.


Position Requires:

- Bachelor's Degree
- Excellent writing and speaking skills
- Must be able to relate positively to a variety of interests, backgrounds, and points of view by using tact, diplomacy, and discretion
- Must have the ability to exercise good judgment while working collegially in a high pressure, deadline driven environment
- Familiarity with and a willingness to learn technology and data driven systems
-Ability to be comfortable with complexity and ambiguity
-Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of challenging conditions
-High energy level
-Willingness to learn and accept constructive feedback
-Resourcefulness, initiative and motivation


- An understanding of selective college admission in the context of a challenging liberal arts curriculum is preferred.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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