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Working at Lewis & Clark
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
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
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 counselors.
- Engage independent educational consultants when required.
- 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 (10%)
- 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 setting.
Administrative Functions (20%)
- Participate in multiple large on-campus visit programs.
- 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 implementation.
- Evaluate post-event data to recommend future programming.
- Coordinate special group visits to campus from high schools,
community based organizations, and other off-campus partners.
- 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 functions.
- Stay current with institutional curricular and co-curricular
programming, campus developments, and strategic messages.
- Be knowledgeable about the broader issues and challenges facing
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 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.
- 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
Directions for Cover Letter
- Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to
medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically
- Bending, crawling, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing
(stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping,
pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand
movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
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
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation
to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
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.