National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Senior Admission Officer / Admission Officer

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 for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. The Office of College Admission supports this mission through the recruitment, selection, and enrollment of students that will embrace the rigorous yet flexible Open Curriculum and challenge each other intellectually while fostering a community centered around kindness and questioning.

The Office of College Admission thinks broadly about diversity of background and experience while emphasizing academic and extracurricular excellence. Grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, independent work, the quality of the secondary school program and achievements outside the classroom are among the factors used to evaluate this promise, but no one of these measures is considered determinative. It is the university’s experience and judgment that this mix of students will foster the vibrant educational atmosphere that provides the best educational experience for all students.

We seek to fill multiple openings for Admission Officers and Senior Admission Officers in the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Admission Officers and Senior Admission Officers are responsible for the following:

  • Reading and evaluating applications for admission;
  • serving as voting members of the Board of Admission during the selection process;
  • developing regional recruitment strategies;
  • conducting group information sessions for prospective students and families;
  • representing the university at high schools and community based organizations, admission workshops, college fairs, and Introduction to Brown and Brown Near You events, virtually and in-person and;
  • Staffing yield events and assisting Assistant and Associate Directors with special projects pertaining to the recruitment, evaluation and matriculation of students.

This is a dual graded position posting. The candidate’s qualifications/experience will determine if the position is filled at the  Admission Officer or Senior Admission Officer level.


Senior Admission Officer
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of college admission experience, preferably at a highly selective institution

Admission Officer
Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong writing and public speaking skills
  • Sensitivity to concerns of people of different ages and backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to work both independently and with groups
  • Creativity, efficiency, flexibility, open-mindedness, good judgment
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Ability to travel
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • First-hand knowledge of major issues facing American colleges and universities
  • Driver’s license
  • Understanding of Brown and its academic standards
  • Capacity to relate easily and appropriately with a broad range of people
  • Understanding of public relations and social media
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Additional Information:
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Senior Admission Officer/Admission Officer

College Admission

Grade 9

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Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid 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.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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