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Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission

Employer
Willamette University
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission

Posting Number: R0005689
Location: Salem Campus

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ABOUT WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY
Willamette University is a nationally-renowned private liberal arts university with graduate programs in business, law, data science, and fine arts. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. located in the heart of the PNW. Campuses are located in both Salem and Portland, Oregon close to the Oregon Coast, Cascade Mountains, and vibrant cities of the Pacific Northwest.

The university motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” captures the essence of this distinguished university. It speaks to the commitment to community service, to the extraordinary collaboration between faculty and students, and to the tradition of service and civic engagement that is typical of Willamette alumni.

Willamette University provides a highly-valued, well-rounded, and comprehensive benefits package to employees: Benefits Summary

If you need assistance applying for a job or have any questions on recruitment at Willamette, please contact our HR Department, hr@willamette.edu or call us at 503-370-6210.

Instructions for Applicants:
Please read the following carefully before beginning the online application process. To be considered for employment at Willamette University, please complete our online employment application. Your application and all required attachments -- listed at the bottom of the page -- must be submitted for each individual job post that you are interested in applying. Once you submit your application you will not be able to edit your application.

Position Summary:
The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission serves as a member of the Recruitment Team, performing duties related to territory management, special projects, and internal team work. The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission 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 revenue goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission participates in all admission-related activities including the management of an admission territory:
  • Territory managers 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

  • Territory managers communicate and interact proactively, consistently, genuinely, and in a timely fashion with students and families from their designated territory:
    • Encourage application and participation in the visit program
    • Encourage continued interest throughout the application process
    • Affect the yield of admitted students through daily communication strategies

  • Territory managers participate as members of the Admission Committee including:
    • Review of student credentials and admission recommendations
    • Participation in merit scholarship recommendations

  • Territory managers support the successful execution of on-campus visit programs through participation in:
    • Daily information sessions
    • Session presentations or moderation of panels during major events
    • Preparation for major events in any way required of the Visit & Events Team


The Admission Counselor / Assistant Director of Admission is also responsible for contributing to the overall recruitment strategy by specializing in and directing one or two key recruitment responsibilities such as: transfer recruitment, communications, technology development and training, diversity and inclusion recruitment, or alumni and parent engagement.

Additional Duties:
  • Meet or exceed enrollment goals from designated travel territory
  • Formulate individual correspondence in coordination with overall communication campaigns
  • Support and participate in all associated recruitment initiatives
  • Exercises discretion to safeguard the confidentiality of student, staff and University information
  • Demonstrates the highest professional demeanor and ethical behavior while representing the University
  • Remains current in external market conditions
  • Exercise best admission practices
  • Work well with a wide variety of people from various backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality and care as a steward of University data
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Admission Counselor may be directly out of college; Assistant Director will have two to three years of experience working in admissions or a similar position in higher education. Title and salary commensurate with experience.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel independently


Typical Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm

This job includes routine weekend and evening work

This position will be expected to travel 6-8 weeks in the fall and 3-4 weeks in the spring

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

Many work responsibilities are performed while traveling in high schools, hotels, and conference centers

You will need to upload the following 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


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received until the position is filled

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENT:
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.

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.


Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Admission-Counselor---Assistant-Director-of-Admission_R0005689

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.





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