5820 Information Supervisor, Admissions


TITLE Information Supervisor, Admissions



IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Director of Admissions for Office Operations

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management and Services


The Information Supervisor provides customer service to prospective and current students, parents, faculty, and staff and supervises and trains all part-time employees and student workers in the Admissions Operations area. The Information Supervisor assures the switchboard is staffed at all times with trained individuals able to provide accurate, timely, and detailed information on the status of individual students, the application process, exceptions, special issues, etc. The Information Supervisor maintains the information manual which includes updates on policies and procedures, current information on University processes, and other information prospective or current students, parents, faculty, and staff may need to know. The Information Supervisor is responsible for developing and implementing new strategies for improving communications and customer service for the prospective or current students, parents, faculty, and staff being served by the Information Center.


Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required; a college degree is preferred.

Experience: At least four years of responsible office clerical experience, including a strong customer service aspect, is required. Experience working in an admission office is preferred. At least two years of supervisory experience is preferred. Experience requiring the administration of complex processes and independent decision-making is required. Training experience is preferred. Familiarity with the admission process, classification of students and other aspects of higher education are preferred.


Skills: The ability to handle large volumes of telephone calls and inquiries in a friendly and professional manner is required. Effective organizational skills are required. Computer literacy in the use of personal computers and/or mainframe computers is required and includes keyboarding ability and a functional knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, data entry, or database management. Strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to operate electronic photocopier or other standard office machines, maintain complex filing systems and records, and make arithmetic calculations and reconcile records are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Clerical positions are primarily sedentary, however, some positions may require walking and/or standing for extended periods of time. Clerical positions occasionally require the ability to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, to reach heights up to 8 feet by climbing ladders or stools, and to bend or crouch to reach materials or equipment stored on lower shelves or in lower cabinet/desk drawers. Clerical positions require keyboarding on a daily basis, which may be extensive at times.


1. Assures accurate and timely information is available to students and parents regarding the admission process and the creation of a favorable impression of the University by organizing the activities of the Information Center, providing training sessions for all student and part-time employees, maintaining the Information Manual, and maintaining a supply of forms and brochures for use at the switchboard.

2. Assures the switchboard is staffed by well trained individuals by scheduling coverage during breaks, lunch, vacations, and illness.

3. Provides support for the Admission Operations area by developing and implementing a student worker schedule to effectively cover all aspects of the area, supervising student workers to process applications and transcripts in a timely fashion, and assisting the Admission Evaluators in gathering and processing student applications.

4. Provides accurate information to prospective or current students, parents, faculty, and staff by asking appropriate questions to elicit what information is needed.

5. Promotes a positive image of the Admissions Office and the University by supervising the switchboard operator(s) and ensuring that all inquiries from prospective or current students, parents, faculty, and staff are handled in a polite and professional manner.

6. Complete various assigned administrative tasks in a timely and accurate manner, such as disseminating, collecting, and organizing information for internal and external uses, changing student identification numbers, and working with various other offices and departments as needed. TITLE Information Supervisor, Admissions contd.

7. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

8. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses and videoconferences, and attending training and/or courses required by the supervisor.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Admissions by performing all other duties as assigned.


The Information Supervisor is supervised by the Assistant Director of Admissions for Office Operations and supervises part-time employees and student workers.