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Position Title:  Admission Graduate Assistant

From its inception, Olin College of Engineering has sought a team who understands our unique mission: to lead the revolution in engineering education. The Olin culture is one of creativity, collaboration, drive and playfulness. The Office of Admission and Financial Aid seeks a graduate student to provide important support to the recruitment and admission program. We are a small staff and, as such, an individual’s impact on our work can be significant.

Position Summary:

A Graduate Assistant would contribute to a variety of projects within the office, but in particular would:

  • Assist with developing and executing email marketing campaigns through CRM (Slate)
  • Manage student and staff blogs and Olin Admission social media accounts
  • Participate in the application reading process during January
  • Assist in the planning and execution of events, such as Candidates’ Weekends in February and March
  • Assist with coordination of yield programming and outreach to admitted students
  • Work on other administrative duties and projects as assigned, which may include research projects

We anticipate a weekly commitment of 10 hours throughout the fall and spring semesters. During the January Intersession, we will require a commitment of 20 hours per week for two to three weeks for application reading.

The Graduate Assistant will report to the Assistant Director of Admission, but also would be assigned work by other staff members. Candidates should be reliable, flexible, detail-oriented team players. The position requires professional discretion and deportment, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interact positively with a variety of different visitors. Previous experience in college admission is helpful but not required. Bachelor’s degree required.

Salary is $20 per hour during the fall and spring semesters. During application reading in January, the rate of pay will be $25 per hour. Ample free parking on campus is available.

Please contact Emily Petersell, Assistant Director of Admission, to apply or for further information.; 781-292-2207.

In accordance with its own values and with federal and state regulations, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering does not discriminate in admission, programs, services or employment—including the recruitment, hiring, training and promotion of persons in all job classifications—on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


Olin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.