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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Admissions Officer, Duke University

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke seeks an entry-level Admissions Officer to join our team of admissions professionals.The ideal candidate will be service-oriented and should possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and presentation skills as well as the ability to analyze data to inform decision making. We seek energetic candidates with a strong sense of initiative, the ability to work well independently and in a team, the capacity to manage multiple responsibilities concurrently, and the ability to effectively utilize the Admissions Office database(s).

The candidate should be prepared to be responsible for a full range of recruitment activities including: representing Duke University to students, parents, alumni, and high school counselors in a variety of settings; evaluating applications and participating in the selection process; planning on- and off-campus recruitment events; conducting on-campus information sessions to both large and small groups; working successfully with student volunteers; other duties/projects as assigned by the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions or other senior staff members.

Admissions officers can expect to travel four to six weeks throughout the year.

Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and public speaking skills, high energy, ability to articulate the benefits of a broad-based liberal arts and science and engineering education are required; experience with social media and digital communications is desirable. Preference will be given to Duke graduates and/or applicants with 1-3 years of prior admissions or college counseling experience who have an awareness of the needs of a highly selective, private research institution.

Position requires weekends and extended hours, especially during the fall and from January through April. Good judgment, strict confidentiality, and the ability to work collegially in a deadline-driven environment are important. A valid driver’s license is required. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with whom they have worked in the past three years. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Admissions Office seeks a staff that reflects the diversity of the Duke University community.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a knowledge and understanding of college experience and student life obtained through completion of a bachelor's degree program.



Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.




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Posted: 10/27/2020
Application Due: 11/7/2020
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