FT; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Extensive travel, evening and weekend work are required. Must be available and willing to work non-traditional hours as needed.
Please note that currently, due to the pandemic, all travel and most in-person recruitment activities have been suspended. Recruitment travel programs will resume when safe to do so from a public health perspective.
The Assistant Director of Admission for Equity & Access will take the primary lead to formulate and implement strategies to identify and recruit underrepresented populations, including students of color, students who identify as LGBTQIA+, first generation college students and students from low socio-economic households. The Assistant Director will provide a respected and inclusive leadership voice within the Office of Admission and across the Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) campus about the needs and issues facing college-aspiring students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
The Assistant Director of Admission for Equity & Access is also an Admission Counselor for a geographic territory. They have the responsibility for the outreach and recruitment of prospective students; review of applications for admission; communicating with and counseling students, family members, high school guidance counselors, and others regarding all aspects of PLU, including the admissions process and financial aid; managing recruitment territories; and assisting members of the admissions staff with a variety of recruitment and yield events. The position is strongly focused on providing excellent follow-through, customer service, and communicating the educational opportunities available at PLU. The Assistant Director is specifically responsible for meeting individual recruitment goals and for contributing to the overall recruiting goals of the admission team and office. Reports to the Associate Dean of Admission.
For the foreseeable future, all recruitment activities have been virtualized. Familiarity with virtual event platforms and remote presentation are strongly recommended, as well as the flexibility to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances.
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