Application Processing Associate

Posted On: February 25, 2019

Hours: Full Time


The Application Processing Associate prepares day-to-day operational procedures pertaining to student applicants.


  • Creates and maintains files for student applicants to The Cooper Union
  • Responsible for the migration of data and verification from various sources
  • Tracks all necessary application documents and correspondence through completion of the application process
  • Ensures completion of all files for review by the various admissions committees
  • Follows up and notifies applicants regarding their admissions status
  • Creates and update inquiry/admissions files within our student information system
  • Generates basic enrollment reports from The Cooper Union’s student information system, upon request
  • Communicates with prospective students and attend admissions events as needed
  • Addresses walk-ins, attend recruitment activities, and provide general office support, i.e. telephone response, back-up for registration and records, as needed
  • Supports department personnel with various projects
  • Other duties pertaining to the Enrollment Services Office as assigned


  1. Excellent computer skills
  2. Knowledge of laws relating to student entrance into college which include homeland security regulations, privacy act regulations (FERPA), etc.
  3. Good attention to detail
  4. Ability to adapt positively to changes in schedule, assignments, reporting requirements
  5. Good oral and written communication skills
  6. High level of confidentiality

This is a unionized position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit resume and cover letter 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.