Associate Dean of Admissions

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 01, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

  • This position represents the College at high school visits and college fairs; will travel nationally approximately six to eight weeks per year.
  • Maintains relationships with prospective students and families, secondary school counselors, community based organizations, and alumni volunteers in a specific geographic territory.
  • Conducts presentations, interviews, and application file evaluation.
  • Coordinates one or more on-campus administrative functions which may include travel management for the office, marketing and social media, and other projects as assigned.
  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.
  • Extensive evening and weekend work required.

  • Bachelor's degree, advanced training, or a combination of education and relevant training/experience. ​
  • Combination of 5 to 7 years of professional experience in an office of undergraduate admissions.
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education.
  • Strong multi-tasking, creativity, and critical thinking abilities.
  • Strong writing, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours including evening and weekend work
  • Commitment to a student-centered/customer service-oriented philosophy
  • Effective interviewing skills for one-on-one interviews as well as public speaking skills for group presentations.
  • Thrives in a tight-knit high-energy office and is eager to learn about all aspects of the enrollment management process.
  • Demonstrated ability to travel independently and represent the college in diverse capacities.
  • Working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Word and Excel) and related office software.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet Lewis & Clark’s driver’s clearance requirements. Final candidate must pass the college’s online driver’s training program course as a condition of employment, prior to job offer.

  • Master's degree or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.
  • 7 years or more of professional experience in an office of undergraduate admissions.
  • Experience supervising staff.

  • Familiarity with a customer relationship management (CRM) system in a higher education admission capacity.
  • Sense of humor.
Work Schedule
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-months
  • Monday through Friday, with occasional work after hours and on weekends to support department activities.
  • Travel: 15%
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Physical Requirements
  • The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions.

  • Ability to sit in a confined area for several hours at more than 30,000 feet in the air ​

  • Bending, Kneel/squat, Climbing (stairs), Standing, Sitting, Walking, Grasping/Gripping, Pinching/Squeezing, Reaching, Push/Pulling, Repetitive Hand Movements (e.g., typing), Seeing, Talking, Hearing

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Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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