Whitman College, Employment Opportunity

Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

WHITMAN COLLEGE
JOB DESCRIPTION
DATE: March 2019 JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Admission
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt OFFICE/ DEPARTMENT: Admission
SUPERVISOR: Senior Associate Director of Admission
DEPARTMENT HEAD: Director of Admission
BUDGET OFFICER: VP for Enrollment & Communications


POSITION PURPOSE
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.


PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
● 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
features.
● 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.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
constituencies.
● Enjoy travel and be comfortable in and adept at working in various geographical
locations.
● 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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