Brown University — Admissions Specialist

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
Brown University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) brings a Brown education to new audiences of learners: those focused on development of skills and a breadth of knowledge necessary for professional success and leadership. We leverage Brown’s intellectual centers of excellence, rigorous teaching, and developmental approach to learning in a range of programs, including serving students outside of traditional degree programs. We partner with Brown departments, centers, institutes, and schools to develop degree and non-degree programs, and to support the recruitment, retention, and placement success of master’s students, including traditional, non-traditional, and professional students.

We seek an Admissions Specialist to join the enrollment team at the School of Professional Studies!

The Admissions Specialist currently reports to the Director of Enrollment Management in the School of Professional Studies. This position provides admission support for all master’s programs.

The Specialist will ensure that daily processes, data entry, and communications have been properly maintained and in a timely manner, supporting the successful review of applications, communication to applicants, and matriculation of admitted students.

The Admissions Specialist will work to support master’s program administrators across campus on maintaining their applications and supporting their work within the Admissions CRM (Technolutions Slate.)

This role demands great attention to detail, the ability to make sound decisions, and the ability to support master’s program administrators, the Enrollment Management team, applicants, students, and University staff and faculty when required.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of experience or equivalent of education and experience required.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, team-building, and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform and manage project details under tight deadlines, including multi-tasking between projects with differing or competing timelines
  • Positive team-centered attitude
  • Client-centered orientation with impeccable customer service skills
  • Ability to problem solve effectively in complex and sometimes stressful situations
  • Excellent follow-through and follow-up skills
  • Superior computing abilities including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps for Education and basic technology troubleshooting experience
  • Highly developed attention to detail in fast paced and high-volume environments
  • Ability to work effectively independently, and as a member of a team
  • Experience with Technolutions (Slate), Banner, and/or other student information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Salary Grade: 8

Additional Information:
Applicants must include a cover letter with their resume ​

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Admissions Specialist

School of Professional Studies

Grade 8

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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