Hiring Admissions Processing Assistant (Temporary) $25 an hour

The Graduate Architecture and Urban Design department at Pratt Institute is seeking an organized, tech-savvy, Temporary Admissions Assistant with strong analytical skills to provide support during its peak admissions processing period. This position reports to the Associate Manager for Admissions, working closely to ensure admissions applications and decisions are processed with high accuracy to meet targeted project deadlines. This position has a fixed term of late-January to mid-May 2020. The selected candidate will work remotely 35 hours per week (M-F from 9am-5pm), until further notice.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Import and track incoming applications and evaluations via ApplyWeb online application system
  • Update and manage admissions database, generating queries, charts, and reports as requested
  • Active and ongoing tracking of applicant status, including taking initiative to follow up on issues needing resolution within a tight timeline
  • Review and verification of degrees, transcripts, and other application eligibility criteria
  • Generating and sending decision letters
  • Communicate and field requests from prospective students in a prompt and professional manner
  • Assisting with coordination of events and appointments for prospective students


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • 2+ years of administrative experience required, preferably in an academic or cultural institution
  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience using MS Access or similar database software
  • Ability to maintain accuracy during high demand and peak periods
  • Strong student and/or customer service skills
  • Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills


  • Experience working in higher education strongly preferred
  • Experience communicating with international clients
  • Experience with/ability to do mail merges

SALARY is $25/hour and some benefits are included.

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