Working at Lewis & Clark College
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.
As a member of the undergraduate admissions counseling
team, admissions counselors manage the recruitment, admission, and
enrollment of prospective students to the College of Arts and
Sciences. This position is critical to the college's efforts to
meet annual enrollment goals. This entails coordinating with the
other members of the admissions staff, and working closely with
athletics, financial aid, faculty, campus staff, current students,
alumni, and other community members.
Prospective students and their families engage with
admissions counselors during information sessions, individual
interviews, and larger admissions events, both virtually and during
visits to the college. Through a territory management model, this
position serves as a primary point of contact for prospective
students, parents and family, high school counselors, community
based organizations, and other off-campus constituents. This
position creates, organizes and executes virtual and on- and
off-campus in-person recruitment events, manages communication
efforts, represents the college during recruitment travel,
recommends territory travel and recruitment strategies, and reviews
and makes admissions recommendations for approximately 600
applicants per year. This position also supervises work-study
students and student volunteers. Using enrollment data, this
position reports on admissions outcomes and effectiveness. This
position leads and executes at least one major office initiative
annually. Extensive evening and weekend work required.
What You'll Do
Territory Management (15%)
Application Review (30%)
Develop and execute territory management strategy and
plan by analyzing data including high schools enrollment reports
and characteristics, program effectiveness, yield, and community
Counsel prospective students and families.
Cultivate relationships with high school
Engage independent educational consultants when
Maintain accurate school files and travel reports.
Manage application files based on territory management
Conduct holistic admissions review.
Recommend admission decisions and merit-based
scholarship awards for first-year applicants.
Represent the College to Campus Visitors
Plan duration and type of travel necessary to meet
Implement travel strategy by visiting high schools,
attending college fairs, conducting interviews, hosting receptions
and collaborating with professional colleagues and alumni.
Fulfill significant required evening and weekend
hours, and six to eight weeks of travel per year, in an independent
Administrative Functions (20%)
Participate in multiple large on-campus visit
Conduct on-campus evaluative interviews of prospective
Engage visiting families.
Lead public presentations based on accurate
institutional data and researched knowledge of the institution.
Host counselors and other visitors to the campus.
Professional Knowledge (10%)
Create and execute large on-campus admissions
recruitment events and/or other large projects in support of
enrollment goals such as creating and managing a student calling
program, overseeing social media and website strategies and
Evaluate post-event data to recommend future
Coordinate special group visits to campus from high
schools, community based organizations, and other off-campus
Contribute to enrollment communication strategies
related to campus visits and special programs.
Complete administrative tasks as assigned involving
application processing, admissions decisions, and other office
Stay current with institutional curricular and
co-curricular programming, campus developments, and strategic
Be knowledgeable about the broader issues and
challenges facing higher education.
Nice to Haves
Bachelor's degree required by start date.
Previous experience in an undergraduate admissions
office or a related education field.
Understanding of and ability to articulate the value
of a liberal arts education.
Strong multi-tasking, creativity and critical thinking
Strong organizational skills for coordination of
programs, projects, and volunteers.
Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal
skills, and ability to work well with diverse populations.
Effective interviewing skills for one-on-one
interviews as well as public speaking skills for group
Thrives in a tight-knit high-energy office and is
eager to learn about all aspects of the enrollment management
Demonstrated ability to travel independently and
represent the college in diverse capacities.
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 preferred.
1-3 year previous experience in an undergraduate
admissions office or a related education field.
Preference will be given to graduates of liberal arts
institutions, or to those who have worked at a liberal arts
Fluency in a second language, preferably Spanish.
Experience working with a customer relationship
management (CRM) system in a higher education admission capacity.
Preference given to candidates with experience with Slate.
37.5 hours per week
Benefits Eligible: Yes