Whitman College, Employment Opportunity

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

DATE: March 2019 JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Admission
SUPERVISOR: Senior Associate Director of Admission
DEPARTMENT HEAD: Director of Admission
BUDGET OFFICER: VP for Enrollment & Communications

The Assistant Director of Admission is an integral member of the office of Admissions
professional staff charged with enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion via recruiting,
selecting, and yielding a racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse class.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Whitman College. Our mission
focuses on educating a broad range of talented students in a college community where
everyone can participate fully in the life of the college with a genuine sense of
belonging. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Admission, the Assistant
Director will take a leading role in implementing strategies for recruiting and enrolling
students from a diverse range of backgrounds at Whitman College.
This is a full-time position with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2019.

● Assist in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives
and programs to increase the representation of underrepresented students at
Whitman College.
● Work collaboratively with admission staff, student workers, and other members of
the enrollment team to provide training and advocacy, on matters related to
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
● Maintain responsibility for a recruitment territory including outreach and
communication with prospective students and families, high schools, high school
counselors, and other educational professionals.
● Serve as Whitman’s point person for key partnerships, including but not limited to
College Horizons, YES Prep, Rainier Scholars, and Say Yes to Education.
● Coordinate programs as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Admission,
including but not limited to the Visit Scholarship Program.
● Represent Whitman in recruitment travel, visiting high schools, conducting
interviews, and attending college fairs. The Admission travel schedule customarily
involves 4-5 weeks in the fall, 2-3 weeks in the spring, and 1-2 weeks in the summer.
● Serve as a representative for the College during national consortium travel (i.e.
Colleges That Change Lives, Northwest 5,).
● Give public presentations on Whitman College and the admission and financial aid
process, on and off campus. Articulate Whitman’s core values and distinguishing
● Coordinate support of constituencies (alumni, current parents, current students) in
assigned recruitment areas and in support of Whitman’s goals related to diversity,
equity, and inclusion.
● Review applications and make recommendations on admissibility of candidates.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Individuals must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely
perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
● Demonstrate a commitment and ability to articulate clearly the value of diversity,
equity and inclusion as a critical component of a liberal arts education.
● Demonstrate strong cultural competency and an ability to working effectively
with people from a wide range of backgrounds
● Willingness to collaborate with various campus constituents to provide
education and training on issue of diversity, equity and inclusion.
● Be a team player who is willing to cooperate with fellow professionals in meeting
office goals.
● Possess critical and analytical reasoning in evaluating strategy, tactics, travel,
applications, and programs.
● Exhibit sound judgment, strict confidentiality, poise, and sensitivity in dealing
with prospective students and parents, high school counselors, and other
● Enjoy travel and be comfortable in and adept at working in various geographical
● Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
● Have excellent public speaking and written communication skills.
● Be willing to work evenings and weekends.
● Must have computer proficiency.

Minimum Requirements
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of higher
education or admission experience.

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