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Human Resources

Admission Receptionist

Date Opened: 5-23-2013
Closing Date: when filled

The person in this position creates a welcoming environment for students and parents visiting the Wilhelmina Cullen Admission Center, which includes both the Southwestern Office of Admission and the Financial Aid Office.

Primary duties include: Co-coordination of daily campus visitation program, including, but not limited to, co-supervising student tour guides, facilitating overnight host and guest check-in, preparing visitation folders/materials to be distributed, updating visitor name board and creating monthly visitation reports. Other duties include: assisting with data entry, serving as a backup to the staff secretary, answering multi-line phones, collecting and distributing mail, and assisting other members of the Admission and Financial Aid team with various projects and other secretarial duties as required. This full-time, year round position reports to the Director of Admission Communication.

The successful candidate should possess a high school diploma or equivalent; three years office/clerical experience; commitment to provide outstanding customer service; excellent verbal communication skills; excellent telephone etiquette and command of grammar; flexibility regarding changing priorities; excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks with a keen attention to detail; excellent conflict resolution skills and an astute problem solving ability as well as the ability to remain poised in a busy office environment.  Computer literacy is required.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office is expected.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, two-weeks vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

Interested persons should send cover letter, resume (to include salary history and salary expectations), and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references to:  Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Admission Receptionist, Job #530, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown, TX, 78627-0770, or email:, or FAX: 512-863-1880.  Please no third-party submissions.

Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University‚Äôs Background Check Policy process.   Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer.  EOE/M/F

Posted May 23, 2013.