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Job Req ID:  14805

Admissions Officer

General Summary:

The Admissions Officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be responsible for conducting recruiting and application review for freshman and transfer admission to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering. These activities will involve travel and public speaking. The Admissions Officer will be responsible for the recruitment and evaluation of applications from a specified regional territory. Will be responsible for some projects across the office which may include working with student volunteer groups. Will also be responsible for supporting roles in larger projects that work towards office priorities.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for conducting recruitment and application review for an assigned region, will serve as the primary recruiter and reader for all applications from that region, and will conduct high school presentations and regional presentations there regularly.
  • Conduct daily information sessions and respond to routine requests from prospective applicants.
  • Recruitment planning for a designated geographic region(s).
  • Conduct high school visits, events and other meetings with various constituent groups.
  • Eight to ten weeks of travel and evening/weekend work required; and conducting off-campus university events and high school visits for prospective students, families and high school guidance/college counselors.
  • Review and evaluate applications.
  • Leverage basic data analysis to manage decisions in a designated region(s) or area of study.
  • Manage internal and external relationships: Faculty, counselors, prospective students and families, current students, university administrators, high school counselors, alumni.
  • Must be service and team oriented and aware of the needs and concerns of a selective private university.
  • The Admissions Officer will have other responsibilities, to be determined around a specific project or program area. These responsibilities could include conducting on-campus interviews (including hiring and training student volunteers); serving as the primary contact for specific academic areas or programs and/or offices across the university, including application selection and yield programs within those areas or programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • One year related experience required.
  • Experience as a college or university admissions officer preferred, which would include recruiting travel and applications review.  

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Position requires the ability to communicate effectively with prospective students, parents, secondary school counselors, faculty and other university partners as well as the ability to represent Johns Hopkins University to the public.
  • Knowledge of standard office software applications
    • Including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

Additional requirements:  

  • Ability to travel extensively and work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Must have valid driver's license and be able to drive car.

The job duties listed above describe the kinds of tasks, nature and level of work complexity of the job titles in this grid. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. Positions are classified to a particular job title based upon the predominant, essential and primary functions and work complexity.

Classified Title: Admissions Officer ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001442-Undergraduate Admissions 
Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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