Assistant Director of Admission
Assistant Director of Admission
Posting Number: R0003621
Location: Salem Campus
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The Assistant Director of Admission is essential to supporting the mission and enrollment goals of Willamette University and to ensuring the current and future academic quality and fiscal health of the University. The Assistant Director of Admission participates as part of the College of Liberal Arts Admission team in all admission-related activities including, but not limited to, management of an admission territory; high school visitations and University representation at college fairs; correspondence, telephone and email contacts; conducting on-and-off campus interviews; implementation of on-and off-campus events; review of applicant files; participation in merit scholarship recommendations; and daily execution of the communication and yield strategy for admitted students.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Meets and/or exceeds enrollment goals from the designated
travel territory for the CLA Office of Admission.
- Six to eight weeks of admission-related travel are expected;
travel includes high school visits and college fairs; receptions
for prospective and admitted students; off-campus interviews; and
occasional professional conferences; works collaboratively with the
admission team in deciding how to manage the assigned territory and
exercises discretion in planning for travel, receptions and other
- Formulates a telephone and email communication plan that
follows the continuum from inquiry to application to matriculation
in support of overall admission and net revenue goals.
- Conducts extensive on- and off-campus admission interviews for
prospective students, including time for parents/family members;
documents the interview in a formal written evaluation which is
included in the applicant's file.
- Conducts presentations to prospective students and their
parents/families during on-campus visits. The presentations include
general information regarding Willamette University and specific
information regarding admission policies and procedures and
financial aid opportunities.
- Application file review for Admission for the assigned
territory and recommending students for admission or for review by
the Admission Committee; must exercise good judgment regarding the
academic, personal and co-curricular qualities Willamette desires
in its student body; requires review and interpretation of
transcripts, recommendations, standardized test scores, essays,
interview notes and other information provided by the
- Serves as a member of the Admission Committee during
application file review.
- Supports and participates in social networking initiatives for
the CLA Office of Admission (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs
- Safeguard the confidentiality of student, staff and university
information by exercising discretion in communicating information
to faculty, staff, parents, alumni and current and prospective
students, and in handling departmental records and files and
similar confidential materials.
- Demonstrate the highest professional demeanor and ethical
behavior while representing the University. Outstanding speaking,
writing and listening skills are required.
- Admission staff members are expected to read widely to remain
current in external market conditions and identify best admission
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required, preferably from an independent
residential liberal arts college.
- A minimum of two years of experience working in admissions
operation or related field.
- Extensive knowledge of a University environment and
undergraduate admission, preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the
ability to describe University programs and campus culture. The
ability to articulate the value and benefits of a liberal arts
education to a variety of audiences is essential.
- The ability to work independently as well as establish and
maintain collegial relations with other University staff, faculty
and students is required.
- The ability to work collaboratively as a member of a close and
integrated team of admission professionals is required.
- Demonstrated commitment to working with students from
underrepresented groups with the goal of building a culturally
diverse educational environment.
- The ability to plan, organize and implement programs and
projects related to the University's enrollment goals is
- Technology skills to support territory management, daily
contact with students, faculty, staff and others, and to support
the goals and mission of the University, are essential.
- The Assistant Director needs to have an appreciation for
college-age students and the varied nature and expectations of
serving that population.
- A valid driver's license is required.
- This position is subject to a criminal conviction record
- Familiarity with Slate CRM
- Bilingual in Spanish
TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE:
- Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, 12 months per year, occasional evenings
Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
Work involves a variety of duties and responsibilities including travel and outreach in Willamette University's admission efforts for the College of Liberal Arts. Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills for both internal and external audiences. Service and quality of the campus visit has a significant impact on Willamette's image and student's decision to enroll.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
- Current Resume
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Typical work schedule
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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.