The person in this critical department position is responsible for handling all phases of the student cycle from pre-admissions through graduation and alumni involvement. He/she is the Infectious Diseases and Microbiology key departmental representative providing management & coordination of services for prospective students, applicants, active students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Candidate should be comfortable with heavy student contact and multi-tasking in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure. Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and data management is needed; familiarity with PeopleSoft systems is a plus. Strong interpersonal, communication, computer, e-mail and organizational skills are necessary. Special event coordination and course/schedule management are also required.
The Student Services Specialist will focus on collaboration, provision of effective and timely counseling, exercising of judgement and discretion with confidential matters and demonstration of high levels of responsiveness and service are crucial.
Overall Related Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Additional Education And/or Experience Essential To the Position: Master's preferred, but can consider an Baccalaureate degree with at least (5) years of experience. Experience at a college or university in admissions, financial aid, student services, or relevant area is required. Knowledge of program management and evaluation and University policies and procedures. Expertise with Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Web management software required.
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Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
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