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Admissions Counselor - Student Services, School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2022
Title Admissions Counselor - Student Services, School of Dental Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Student Services, School of Dental Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

The Admissions department manages application processing for nearly 4000 DMD applications, 1000 postgraduate (PG) applications and 600 international DMD applications (DIS) each year. This includes selection of DMD, and DIS candidates for interviews, as well as coordination for, and participation in, 60, or more, interview days each year and special events.

What You'll Do
The Admissions Counselor works with a professional Admissions team to fulfill the enrollment objectives set by the Dean for the school. S/he processes applications for admission into the DMD and work closely with the Director to organize the interview experience for applicants, working closely alongside the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Director for the DIS programs to process DIS applications and organize the interview experience, and providing support for interviews for all programs and special projects alongside the entire Admissions team. Admissions Counselors make presentations about programs on behalf of Admissions Office, including virtual presentations, and others, on and off campus as needed.

Work alongside Admissions Counselor II to lend support when preparing DMD statistics and/or materials for meetings, including Admissions Committee, Executive Faculty, and other meetings requiring statistical data, along with daily administrative duties. Additional responsibilities include responding to IS and select DMD email inquiries, preparing Newsletters, PowerPoint Presentations as needed. S/he will also assist in supervising administrative assistants, or student workers, if any, and closely working with the Director and Counselor II, in implementing processes for matriculation.

Admissions Counselors coordinate DMD & IS interview dates and makes presentations to these groups on interview day. Duties include aiding the Director of Admissions, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs as needed. S/he conducts group information sessions for prospective students. This individual assists the Director with the coordination of specific recruitment initiatives such as publications and/or social media strategy.

The Admissions Counselor's primary duties include the exercise of discretion and independent judgement in many areas. They must also exercise judgement and discretion in communicating with applicants and their parents when disseminating information regarding applications and significant individual personal matters. They must also provide advice to Pre-Dental students who have not yet applied to dental school, and applicants who were not selected for positions in the class.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor' Degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Admissions experience in higher Ed, customer service, alumni relations, previous recruitment experience.
  • Up to 2 years of related experience, as a student employee or professional in a secondary school or institution of higher education.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Position requires travel and limited non-standard work schedule.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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