Application Processing Associate

Posted On: September 17, 2019

Hours: Full Time



The Application Processing Associate works with admission staff on day-to-day operational needs pertaining to student applicants.


  • Create and maintain records for student applicants to The Cooper Union
  • Create and update inquiry/admissions files within our recruitment database
  • Migrate and verify data from various sources
  • Track application documents and correspondence through the application process
  • Follow-up and notify applicants regarding their admissions status
  • Ensure completion of all files for review by the various admissions committees
  • Generate basic enrollment reports from The Cooper Union’s student information system
  • Communicate with prospective students and attend admissions events as needed
  • Address walk-ins, attend recruitment activities, and provide general office support as needed
  • Support department personnel with various projects
  • Other duties pertaining to the Enrollment Services Office as assigned


  1. Excellent computer skills
  2. Strong attention to detail
  3. Ability to adapt positively to changes in schedule, assignments, reporting requirements
  4. Good oral and written communication skills
  5. Experience with managing projects with high levels of confidentiality


Bachelor’s degree  or Equivalent work experience of 2-4 years in a College/University

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.