Counselor, Admissions and Financial Aid

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS


We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks.
Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

Please note: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

Salary Range: $62,700 - 102,500
Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.
Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
At Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership—because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.
Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Harvard Kennedy School's mission is to improve public policy and leadership so people can live in societies that are more safe, free, just, and sustainably prosperous. Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:
  • Protecting security, freedom, and human rights
  • Strengthening democracy
  • Advancing social justice
  • Increasing economic well-being
  • Enhancing sustainability
  • Improving public leadership and management
You can be part of this endeavor. Explore and learn more about Harvard Kennedy School .
Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:
  • Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
    Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.


Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary



  • 5 or more years of relevant admissions and financial aid experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills, Constituent Relationship Management system, social media platforms, and other technologies that support the enrollment management enterprise
  • Strong knowledge of admissions and financial aid best practices
  • Experience serving diverse student populations and a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with internal and external colleagues and constituents
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to simplify and clarify complex processes, and the ability to develop rapport to discuss sensitive and personal information
  • Ability to function effectively in a diverse team and service-oriented environment
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), including the ability to deliver dynamic and engaging presentations to large and diverse audiences

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Internal Number: 54841BR
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