Administrative Assistant / Admissions

Posted On: September 08, 2014

Hours: Full Time


  • Monitor social media accounts and pro-actively respond to inquiries as needed
  • Field phone calls and walk-ins as needed
  • Respond to prospective students through the use of the Cooper Union student information system
  • Answer questions from on-line applicants and their families, including troubleshooting payment processing
  • Assist with outgoing campaigns to prospective students via CRM/Recruiter/Colleague/ExactTarget
  • Upload data into the student information system on a regular basis
  • Provide administrative support to the admissions, financial aid, records and registrar staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Address tours as needed


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience working at an institution of higher education
  • Working with an integrated student information system preferred (ideally working with the Datatel/Ellucian system)
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and be an independent self starter
  • Sense of humor

Supervisor: Dean of Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Registrar

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to:

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.