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About the Position:

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Lewis & Clark College seeks an experienced and dynamic admissions professional whose primary responsibilities will include coordinating the office’s communication and marketing efforts and recruitment of undergraduate students. This position also includes supervision of admissions personnel.

The successful candidate will have experience recruiting students to an undergraduate program. They also should have experience organizing and implementing multi-channel communications efforts and experience creating marketing content within an office of admissions. They should have a passion for higher education and be adept at explaining the benefits of a liberal arts education.

Essential Functions:

The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for working with our senior staff and with the college’s Office of Communications to implement a communication strategy for marketing the college to prospective and admitted students. An eye for detail, excellent written and organizational skills, and a collaborative and creative mindset are essential. In a time of rapidly-evolving media options, we anticipate this person helping Lewis & Clark College remain relevant in a changing marketplace.

This position is also responsible for a recruitment territory, representing Lewis & Clark College to students and families. They will be responsible for cultivating the college’s relationships with schools and organizations within their territory. The position will require up to 5 weeks per year of travel, along with on-campus visit responsibilities including conducting group information sessions, interviews, and participating in large on-campus events. They will also be responsible for file review for their territory in a collaborative team reading model.

As a member of the undergraduate Admissions Office, this person will be part of a larger team of skilled admissions professionals. They will be expected to collaborate with others in the office to achieve the enrollment goals of the college. Depending on experience, we anticipate this person may supervise staff members. Supervision will include being a member of hiring committees, assisting in staff training, and providing ongoing support and feedback for members of the admissions counseling staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university required

  • 4 years of professional experience in college admissions and recruitment

  • Experience working with a CRM

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Exceptional skills working with multiple offices across campus

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to work outside of normal working hours - includes evening and weekend work

  • Ability to travel

  • Creative problem solver

  • Excellent writing, customer service, and communication skills.

  • Experience working with or in diverse communities.

  • Commitment to a student-centered/customer service-oriented philosophy.

  • Has a valid U.S. driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:
  • High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and initiative.

  • Experience working with Slate CRM

  • 5-6 years of professional experience within college admissions, with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working with marketing or communications

  • Advanced degree

Work Schedule:
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE)

  • Benefits eligible: Yes

  • This position works In-Office

Pay Rate:
  • $70,000 - $75,000 annually

  • Commensurate with experience

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Background Check

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.

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