Recruitment and Administrative Specialist - CUNY School of Public Health

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jun 07, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10848

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Supervises activities in an operational unit supporting Admissions and/or Enrollment.

- Oversees staff activities; plans and monitors employee scheduling and coverage and coordinates training

- Serves as liaison to one or more departments providing student support services, such as Financial Aid

- Coordinates selection process activities such as applications review, verification of information, and timely forwarding of data to other CUNY areas 

- Coordinates mailings and other communications

- Monitors activity and reports on both transactions and outcomes

- Completes projects to improve services and enhance productivity and cost-effectiveness

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name:  Admissions Specialist


Higher Education Assistant




The Recruitment and Administrative Specialist reports directly to the Academic Program Director. The Specialist is primarily responsible for administering student recruitment efforts for bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH). 

The specific duties include:
- Assisting in developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic plan, objectives, policies, and procedures for recruitment and admissions.
- Assisting in analyzing external and internal barriers and opportunities for increasing the number, diversity, and quality of applicants, enrollees, continuing students, and graduates. 
- Identifying sources of qualified applicants (such as academic departments, prospective employers, alumni, and community and professional organizations) and developing ties with them to promote their involvement in recruitment.
- Creating, updating, and producing recruitment and admissions materials.
- Serving as the administrative contact person for prospective and accepted applicants.
- Representing the SPH at college visits, college fairs, and other recruitment related events.
- Coordinating administrative and logistical aspects of recruitment and admissions events.
- Assisting with the design and updating content of SPH and consortial campus websites.
- Developing and maintaining a tracking system for student inquiries, applicants, and those admitted and enrolled.
- Coordinating, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of an online admissions application system.
- Acting as a liaison between the SPH faculty and staff and the various admissions offices throughout CUNY.
- Preparing a budget for recruitment and admissions activities and maintaining records of expenditures.
- Identifying scholarship, fellowship, and financial aid opportunities for prospective students.
- Training and supervising support staff.


Bachelor's Degree and four years' related experience required.


- Master's degree in higher education administration, public administration, or a related field is a plus
- Four (4) years of relevant work experience such as in student recruitment, student affairs, academic higher education, or a related field
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Excellent planning, organizational, and problem solving skills
- Ability to work independently
- Detailed oriented 
- Experience in an academic or other public health setting is a plus
- Knowledge of and experience with CUNY undergraduate and graduate programs preferred


Commensurate with qualification and experience within the range for this title and level (currently $42,873 - $74,133).


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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July 6, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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