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Regional Admissions Representative - Seattle
About the Position: The Office of Admissions is looking for an energetic professional colleague to join our team in identifying, inspiring, and enrolling promising scholars and future leaders.  The Seattle-based Regional Admissions Representative will manage outreach and recruitment efforts in the greater Seattle-Tacoma Metro area while contributing to the development and implementation of a comprehensive and data-driven undergraduate recruitment plan. The Regional Representative must be able to work independently, be a self-starter, and take initiative; yet use professional judgment on when to seek counsel and ask clarifying questions when needed. The successful candidate will foster open communication and collaboration with the Admissions team despite the distance from campus.

The Office of Admissions supports Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from candidates who represent the increasing diversity within the state of Washington.

About the College/Department: A special mix of academic excellence, a focus on undergraduates, active learning, personal attention to students, respect for diversity, and beautiful surroundings makes Western Washington University one of the top public master's granting universities in the nation.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and selective admissions standards, the academic community is large enough to provide tremendous choice and intellectual challenge while also small enough for students to find support for creating their own path.  Words frequently used to describe the campus culture include adventurous, collaborative, inclusive, engaging and inviting.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Position is based in the Seattle Area
  • Recruitment
    • Extensive travel, including weeknights and weekends (approximately 12 weeks in the fall and 6 weeks in the spring) in the greater Seattle-Tacoma Metro area to promote Western Washington University to prospective first year and transfer students to meet university enrollment goals; travel may extend beyond King and Pierce counties
    • Counsel, advise, and maintain positive contact with prospective students and their families regarding admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships, and campus life
    • Present to large and small groups of students and guests
    • Schedule visits to high schools, coordinate pre-visit calls and correspondence, make travel arrangements, conduct visits, and follow up with students, faculty, and staff contacted during visits via phone calls, letters, and email
    • Manage and develop recruitment strategies in conjunction with overall recruitment goals; review and analyze data to determine schools, fairs, and events to attend/visit; and review and analyze data to effectively recruit students to meet University goals
    • Work closely with the Assistant Director for Diversity, Access and Equity to insure that the University is making every effort to attract and enroll diverse students from the region
    • Establish and maintain relationships with high school guidance counselors and community based organizations in the greater Seattle - Tacoma Metro area
    • Timely follow up with internal and external constituents
    • Complete reports related to recruitment, schedule, travel, and special programs
  • Admission & Scholarship Review
    • Review applications for admission for Freshmen and Running Start students within assigned recruitment territories
    • Assist with Transfer admission review as necessary
    • Assist with second review of applications and final decisions
    • Participate in review of freshmen and transfer candidates for scholarships
  • Programs
    • Work with special programs to be outlined with the Associate Director; populations could include: under-represented students, school groups, honors students, individual campus visitors and/or transfer students; work includes recruitment, program planning and assessment
    • Attend and assist with the planning and execution of events and activities on behalf of the Office of Admissions as needed and assigned, including providing event coverage for key yield and reception programs
  • Other Duties
    • Manage home office duties which include storing and tracking inventory of recruitment materials, responsible for issued equipment (ex: laptop, printer, etc.)
    • Travel and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends
    • Travel back to campus for training, campus-based recruitment events, and other meetings as needed and assigned
    • Assist with the coordination of the training schedule and materials for onboarding new Admissions Counselors
    • Manage the admissions counselors email inbox
    • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that include professional and motivational communication, public speaking, and relationship building
  • Experience working effectively with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, pay attention to detail, and produce desired results
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated success clearly and consistently reporting on programs, tasks and initiatives and following up with internal and external constituents in a timely manner
  • 1 year of professional admissions recruitment experience or similar professional experience in higher education
  • Bachelor's degree
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous work with underrepresented populations
  • Bilingual ability (particularly Spanish, Vietnamese or Mandarin)
  • Experience navigating available resources or participating in activities related to higher education and/or the 16-22 year old prospective student market
Academic Emphasis: N/A
Job Location: Position is based in the Seattle-Tacoma (WA) metro area
Salary: $46,170 - $55,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  Full market range for position is $46,170 - $58,995. This position includes an excellent benefits package including over 4 weeks of vacation.
Bargaining Union: Not applicable
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
Please log in below and submit your application via WWU's Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE).  Note:  You will need to be using Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.
A complete application packet includes the following:
  • Cover letter addressing your experience related to the position responsibilities and required and preferred qualifications as well as explaining your interest in this position
  • Resume
  • A one-page response to the following prompt:  Please share an example(s) of your commitment to and engagement in equity and inclusion efforts in the workplace and/or educational settings
  • Please provide contact information for three references

All finalists will be required to submit a college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
Other Information:
If you have questions about the application process please contact Julie Smith, Regional Admissions Representative Search Coordinator at Julie.Smith@wwu.edu or (360) 650-7655.
Job Posted: 2/15/2017
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins March 13, 2017; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 170052
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); eoo@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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