Skip to Main Content

Admissions Officer

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link.  If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Admissions Officer
Job Category Staff & Executive - Admissions
Department Admissions - Nwk
Posting Summary

Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking an Admissions Officer. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Admissions.

The Admissions Officer acts as the primary liaison for applicant admissions to various Graduate/Professional School programs.

The Admissions Officer:
• Responsible for all graduate/professional school filing and processing operations.
• Centers and edits multiple forms of data via a variety of Admissions systems.
• Coordinates and facilitates the graduate application portal training of graduate department faculty, staff, and graduate enrollment advisors.
• Assists with troubleshooting.
• Attains proficiency in emerging technologies.
• Assists and participates in Graduate/Professional School recruitment events.
• Works with the graduate program directors in the Graduate/Professional Schools and the Assistant Director of Admissions Marketing and Communications to draw upon best practices around marketing/communication efforts.
• Consults with leadership to provide vision and direction for the graduate programs at Rutgers University – Newark.
• Serves as a critical liaison to the graduate programs/schools/colleges at Rutgers University – Newark and works with them to draw upon best practices to plan and implement marketing and recruitment efforts, technology-driven recruitment and communications, and outreach to prospective students.
• Communicates effectively to all colleagues through regular and planned communication and/or meetings so that information and updates are passed accurately and timely to those who require it. Is accurate and demonstrates true commitment to quality work in all aspects of the job.

This position will involve occasional evening and weekend hours. Since travel is required, the Admissions Officer must have access and use of a personal vehicle. The Admissions Officer must also be able to manage other duties as assigned throughout the year demonstrating his/her capability to learn new information, understand it and use that information to be effective in the position.

Please visit our website:

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 52557.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65441.500
Annual Maximum Salary 78326.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

Requires a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of experience in recruiting and admissions preferably in a university setting, and a valid driver’s license are required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must have excellent verbal and written communication, public speaking, organizational and planning skills; also must have good interpersonal skills and proficient computer skills. Proficiency in various computer programs (Office Platform, Accuplacer, RUTADMIN and Image Now) a plus, as well as knowledge of the university audit systems and sources of assistance.
This position will involve evening and weekend hours. Since frequent travel is required, the Admissions Officer must have access and use of a personal vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Must be able to lift and carry large quantities of recruitment materials.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2300
Posting Open Date 06/09/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus Rutgers University-Newark
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph.D.
  2. * Do you have a minimum of three years of experience in recruiting and admissions preferably in a university setting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letters