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Administrative Assistant- Undergraduate Admissions

Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY

Job Details

Job Title: Administrative Assistant- Undergraduate Admissions

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Enrollment & Student Advancement

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Assistant to the VP for Enrollment & Student Advancement

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0

Range: $16.22- $18.00 per hour salary based on experience

Position Summary: Responsible for managing Consolidate Records (duplicate records), Preparation and execution of all mailings generated by the Admissions Office; Process and distribute incoming departmental mail; Maintain inventory of admission materials and admission office supplies; assist with managing admission email and fax accounts, Answer telephone and refer calls/inquiries, assist with data entry such as high school transcripts, inquiry cards.

Remote Work Days: This is a full time in-person position.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage Consolidate Records (duplicate records) in our database (Slate)
  • Preparation and execution of all mailings generated by the Admissions Office
  • Process and distribute incoming departmental mail
  • Maintain inventory of admission materials and office supplies
  • Assist with answering telephone and refer calls/inquiries
  • Assist with managing admission email and fax accounts
  • Data entry (i.e. high school transcripts, inquiry cards, batch acquire, pre-reads)
  • Assist with document imaging (scanning supporting application materials such as high school transcripts, student profiles, letters of recommendation)
  • Work admission recruiting events
  • Provide excellent customer service skills to internal and external customers

Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified

Essential Skills:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Proficiency with MS Office

Minimal Qualifications:
High School Diploma


Minimal Qualifications: Two years in fast-pace professional work environment

Preferred Qualifications: Five years in a fast-pace professional work environment

Physical Demands:
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).


Working at Clarkson University

As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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IgniteClarkson is a highly-collaborative community that ignites connections across fields, industries and cultures. 

Together we ignite the mindsets and skill sets that are in demand for tomorrow’s best careers . To think, act and lead globally, we span disciplines to find new solutions and deepen our respect for the diversity of our University community.

We develop innovative programs and research portfolios in partnership with business and industry to explore, create and achieve better futures. We invest in people, ideas and our campus’ living. We give our time, resources and goodwill to drive the future.

We are all Golden Knights who commit to living the Clarkson Values and sharing our success as a model of these ideals. Through the legacy of our personal accomplishments and generosity, we ensure the next generation has the same opportunities to create a better world for themselves and society.

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