Coordinator for Pre-College Visit Programs

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Coordinator for Pre-College Visit Programs

Job no: 526146
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid/Enrollment Management

Department: Orientation Programs
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $37,500 - $45,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA04-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

Immediately; to ensure consideration apply by March 31, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to a completed online application, including information for three professional references, please attach:
  • A current resume
  • A cover letter summarizing your experience with recruitment programs/events focused on underrepresented student populations, as well as your qualifications for and interest in the position
  • A response to the following supplemental question:
    - What is your guiding philosophy for student supervision and how do you enact that philosophy when working with students directly?

    Department Summary
    It is the mission of Student Orientation Programs to introduce new and prospective students and their families to the university's intellectual climate. In addition, we seek to improve the quality of the new student experience by providing assistance with academic, personal, and social adjustment to the university, demonstrating the University of Oregon's commitment to teaching, learning, and scholarship. Through recruitment programs such as the Ambassador Program, Duck Preview, Duck Days, and orientation events such as IntroDUCKtion and Week of Welcome, Student Orientation Programs serve approximately 70,000 visitors, prospective students, new students, and families.

    Position Summary
    The Coordinator for Pre-College Visit Programs serves as a member of the Student Orientation Programs team and is essential to the long-term recruitment and yield of new undergraduate students to the University of Oregon. Additionally, the coordinator is essential to the ongoing successful recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of the Ambassador-Multicultural Recruiters (MCRs). Like all full-time staff on the campus visits team, the Coordinator independently develops and implements programs, events, and training initiatives to meet the University's recruitment goals.

    This position has a significant impact on the achievement of the university's recruitment goals because of its focus on the development of long-term on- and off-campus pipeline programs, for grades 6-12, that serve first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. Using strategic enrollment management strategies, the successful candidate will partner with area schools and community-based organizations in the development of new mentorship initiatives that include university advocates, volunteers, and student staff.

    Also critical to the success of our efforts, the selection, training, and evaluation of student staff and volunteers who will staff the on- and off-campus programs and events coordinated by the successful candidate. The Coordinator collaborates with campus partners and community stakeholders to ensure the messages, facts, and information about university programs and services is accurate and that the university's stories are shared in an effective way during the campus visit.

    The position requires a significant level of independent judgment and autonomy in regards to work planning; selection and training student staff and volunteer mentors; presenting the university to tens of thousands of prospective student and community constituents, families, and campus organizations; and application of university student employment policies. The Coordinator will directly supervise 30+ MCRs as well as some supervision of the daily operation of visits for all 80+ student Ambassadors. Secondary responsibilities include additional travel on behalf of the university and other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education
  • Two years of work experience in higher education administration, enrollment management, student affairs, or a related field; graduate-level work applies

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
  • Experience working in diverse environments and/or with diverse clientele
  • Experience hiring, training, and supervising student employees
  • Educational background and work experience in Higher Education Administration, Enrollment Management, student development, or a related field
  • Excellent organization, planning, public relations, and presentation skills
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Second language skills desired; candidates who are fluent in Spanish will be given preference
  • Master's degree in higher education administration, student affairs, or a related field
  • Experience planning and implementing large-scale programs
  • One year of experience hiring, training, and supervising student employees and/or volunteers

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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