Admission Counselors manage outreach and recruitment efforts in specified geographic territories, while contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive and data-driven undergraduate recruitment plan serving the general student as well as students, families, and high schools from underrepresented, underserved, and rural populations. Counselors participate in all aspects of outreach and recruitment, in a fast-paced work environment. This includes applying a proactive approach to learning about Fort Lewis College, building relationships with students, families and high school counselors, and engaging in relevant and timely follow-up, program-planning, analysis and related duties as assigned to identify, attract and enroll future Fort Lewis College students.
- Bachelor’s degree (earned by position start date)
- Excellent interpersonal skills that include professional communication, relationship building, and the ability to clearly and concisely present information
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent presentation abilities
- Experience working with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
- Experience identifying and defining problems/alternatives and developing recommendations
- Display strong planning and organizing skills, attention to detail, and ability to produce desired results
- Ability to initiate and implement projects independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work remotely
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
- Bilingual ability (e.g. Navajo, Spanish, Mandarin, etc.)
- Experience navigating available resources or participating in activities related to higher education and/or the 16-22-year-old prospective student market
- Experience as a student leader, Student Admission Representative, Tour Guide, Resident Advisor, Peer Advisor, Orientation Leader, or similar student involvement
Recruitment and Outreach
- Travel extensively, including weeknights and weekends, (approx. 12 weeks in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring) to promote Fort Lewis College to prospective first year and transfer students to meet college enrollment goals
- Counsel, advise, and maintain positive contact with prospective students and their families, regarding admission requirements, transfer policies, financial aid and scholarships, and campus life.
- Qualify student interest in FLC through personalized outreach efforts to include phoning and texting campaigns as well as in-person interactions
- Present to large and small groups of students and guests at on- and off-campus events including high school visits, college fairs, campus visit programs, application workshops, community events and parent nights.
- Manage and develop recruitment strategies in conjunction with overall recruitment goals. Review and analyze data to determine schools, fairs, and events to attend/visit from multiple databases, queries and reporting tools
- Develop expertise on assigned geographic areas including market trends and competitor analysis
- Develop and manage relationships with key constituents in territories to include high school and community college counselors, community based organizations and alumni, parents and students
- Appropriately and efficiently manage time and allotted financial resources to meet recruiting objectives.
- Prepare written reports, make strategic recommendations and contribute to the overall development of recruitment plan
- Schedule high school visits and college fairs and coordinate other outreach activities to prospective freshmen and transfer students, maintain calendar of events and provide activity reports
- Serve in an on-call advising capacity on a regular rotation in the Office of Admission providing excellent customer service to visiting students, families and community members as well as responding to phone and email inquiries and facilitating information sessions.
Special Population / Program Assignment
- Successfully manage all aspects of a special program or initiatives for a specific population as identified by the Director of Admission. Some examples of programmatic responsibilities include:
- Coordinating Alumni Admission Volunteer Outreach campaigns
- Serving as the liaison for special populations such as: students requesting gap year/deferrals, Veterans, Concurrent Enrollment students, etc.
- Serving on the Admission Review Committee
- Maintaining admission website content and updates
- Assisting with the coordination of Academic Recruitment Initiatives and department information
Campus Visit Programs
- Collaborate and take direction from the Assistant Director of Campus Visit Programs in regard to responsibilities that contribute to the success of all campus visit programs. This may include planning and implementing components of larger programs or coordinating specific visit programs.
- Responsible for timely follow up with internal and external customers
- Complete reports related to recruitment, schedule, travel, and special programs
- Participate as an engaged and supportive member of the Admissions team by:
- Participating in meetings, committees and special projects
- Assisting colleagues with team projects
- Proactively engaging in identifying areas for improvement and innovation
- Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.
- Produce and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities
- Other duties as assigned
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
- Ability to work in a confined area.
- Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
Salary is $40,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.
A complete application packet includes:
- Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
- Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
- Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
Application materials received by June 6, 2021, will receive full consideration.
Position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,
and pass a background check.
The College and the Community
Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.
Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?
Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7241 email@example.com
Other discrimination questions?
Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.
* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.
Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email email@example.com at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
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