Assistant/Associate Director of Admission
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Willamette University is recruiting for an Assistant or Associate
Director of Admission; candidates will be evaluated for both roles
and the position will be filled at a level appropriate to the
skills and experience of the selected candidate. The
Assistant/Associate Director of Admission serves as a member of the
Recruitment Team, performing duties related to territory management
and minor special projects. The Assistant/Associate Director
represents the University to external constituents including
prospective students, families, counselors, and colleagues, and
also works with internal campus constituents including students,
faculty, and staff. All job responsibilities will be performed with
the primary goal of advancing the University's enrollment and net
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.
The Assistant/Associate Director participates in all
admission-related activities including the management of an
- Plan and execute a travel schedule that is data-driven,
creative, and focused on both application generation and yield,
including: high school visitations and off-campus interviews;
college fairs, workshops, and counselor events; management of
territory-specific off-campus events
- Communicate and interact proactively, consistently, genuinely,
and in a timely fashion with students and families from their
designated territory: to encourage application and participation in
the visit program; to encourage continued interest throughout the
application process; to affect yield of admitted students through
daily communication strategies
- Participate as members of the Admission Committee including:
review of student credentials and admission recommendations;
participation in merit scholarship recommendations
- Support the successful execution of on-campus visit programs
through participation in: counselor of the day responsibilities;
session presentations or moderation of panels during major events;
preparation for major events in any way required of the Visit &
- The Assistant/Associate Director is also responsible for
contributing to the overall recruitment strategy by managing a
- The Assistant Director will support team work as a member of
one internal team; the Associate Director will serve on
one internal team, with the possibility of leading an internal team
depending on assignment
- Travels 8-10 weeks in the fall; 1-2 weeks in the
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Exercises best admission practices
- Remains current in external market conditions
- Demonstrates the highest professional demeanor and ethical
behavior while representing the University
- Exercises discretion to safeguard the confidentiality of
student, staff and University information
- Supports and participates in all associated recruitment
- Formulates individual correspondence in coordination with
overall communication campaigns
- Meets or exceeds enrollment goals from designated travel
- The Associate Director is responsible for management of
- Bachelor's degree required.
- A minimum of two years of experience working in admissions or
related field, preferably from an independent residential liberal
- 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
- The ability to work collaboratively as a member of a close and
integrated team of admission professionals.
- The ability to plan, organize and implement programs and
projects related to the University's enrollment goals.
- 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.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and an ability to work
effectively with individuals and groups from a variety of
identities, cultures and backgrounds.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received.
Position will remain open until it is filled.
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
You will need to upload the following documents as part of your
application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled
- Extensive knowledge of a University environment and
- Displaying a sincere appreciation for people of
under-represented backgrounds and a loyal commitment to the
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a second
- Experience with Slate CRM (Technolutions)
- Experience in recruiting special populations like international
students or transfers.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and
presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve
- Current Resume
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.