Admissions Technical Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Information Technology, Staff

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods. 

The Admissions Technical Specialist manages the technical processes for Slate, the Admissions Office CRM, which touches every aspect of admissions recruitment, communications, data collection and analysis, and application review.  Tasks performed include managing and enhancing existing Slate processes; working with the Slate team to conceive, design, and implement new Slate processes;  identifying and resolving technical problems within Slate; managing the import and export processes of various external data sources; managing the electronic delivery of all e-communications sent by admissions; creating and managing web-interfaces through Slate; working with the systems support analyst in managing technical aspects of mapping information transferred between different enterprise systems; training admissions staff on Slate and various relative technologies, as well as other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma required (some college desirable). 
  • Prior administrative / technical experience in higher education a plus, and at least 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Requires typing speed of at least 60WPM and proficient in Word and Excel.
  • Strong technical skills, including HTML/CSS and/or SQL experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity/experience with admissions operations and technologies, including Slate, Common Application, Coalition Application, Questbridge Application, and/or Slideroom
  • Familiarity with Banner or web-based technologies that support institutional data management

This is a full-time position scheduled 35 hours per week. This offers a competitive benefits package and paid time off.  Click here to view employee testimonials and learn about what it’s like to be a part of the Swarthmore community.

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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