USA - MA - Cambridge
Raleigh, North Carolina
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 57851BR
The Enrollment Services Specialist embodies the mission of the Office of Enrollment Services, which is to connect the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) community to knowledge and resources while facilitating individual success. Specialists serve as the principal and first source of information on all DCE programs including undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates, professional development programs, and summer programs for high school students. The primary coaching and advisement of students takes place over the phone and via email, with occasional walk-in traffic and opportunities to facilitate virtual office hours. throughout the year.
Reporting to the Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, the Enrollment Services Specialist is a part of the Enrollment Services team within the Office of Enrollment Management at the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). Enrollment Services provides initial and ongoing support towards student success and a rewarding educational experience to more than 35,000 students annually through Harvard Extension and Summer Schools, as well as to a growing number of Professional Development Program (PDP) participants. The goal of the Enrollment Services team is to effectively build relationships with prospective and current students through telephone, email and social media channels, webinars, and in person by explaining policies and requirements, and helping students with online registration and other self-service tools.
A successful Enrollment Services Specialist:
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
In order to be considered for this role, a resume and cover letter must be submitted with application.
The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) comprises several entities serving about 30,000 students annually. The Harvard Extension School, the Harvard Summer School, the Harvard Professional Development Programs and the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement allow Harvard to serve the learning needs of students across their life. For more than a century, Harvard Extension School has made Harvard faculty and teaching accessible to a diverse community of local, national, and international students. Harvard Extension School enrolls approximately 17,000 students per year in approximately 46 graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and professional fields. More than 1,500 open enrollment courses are offered year-round with over 600 available online are offered at affordable prices to our communities across the world. Harvard Summer School offers approximately 450 courses on the Harvard Campus to 11,000 secondary school, college and adult learners and more than 30 international study abroad programs for up to 600 students each summer. The Division also includes the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement with approximately 550 active members and Harvard Professional Development Programs offering nearly 130 short noncredit programs to more than 3,200 participants annually.All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year; prorated for part-time employeesMedical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Critical Competencies for this role:
Communication Skills:Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to use active listening skills.
Organization and Time Management:Ability to set goals and prioritize work to maximize efficiency, to meet deadlines, and to use time wisely.
Working Relationships:Ability to be a team player by sharing information and offering assistance to colleagues. Ability to offer thoughtful contributions at meetings and the ability to respect others regardless of differences.
Problem Solving Skills:Ability to handle escalated issues calmly and appropriately and to take initiative to resolve problems and offer solutions.
Customer Service Skills:Ability to build rapport with prospects and students and to provide timely, accurate information. The ability to know where to find answers and to understand internal referral processes and procedures.
Compliance:A demonstrated understanding of, and desire to, protect the privacy of student information through compliance with the Federal student privacy law, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Product Knowledge:The ability to understand and effectively explain the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education history, mission, policies, procedures and programs.