Fort Lewis College has a team of Admission Counselors who manage the outreach, recruitment, and enrollment of students from specific geographic territories. In addition to actively working with a caseload of students, Admission Counselors provide exceptional customer service in representing the College with campus visitors, general inquiries and contributing to our successful campus visit events. In everything they do, our Admission Counselors advance the mission of Fort Lewis College to provide access and support to an incredibly diverse student body, over 57% of our students are students of color, they represent all 50 states and over 180 Native American Tribes and over a third of our students are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.
Outreach includes traveling to your territory to meet with high school, transfer, and returning students, their families, high school counselors, community college advisors and counselors, and other key influencers in small group settings, at college fairs, giving presentations to large groups and meeting one-on-one to share information about Fort Lewis College and help students and families navigate the processes of becoming an FLC Skyhawk. Outreach also includes giving virtual presentations and chatting on Zoom with students and families and following up with students in a timely and authentic way. The key to successful outreach and recruitment is building relationships with the students you meet, staying organized, managing the logistics of travel, and using data to guide your follow-up via phone calls, texts, and messaging as you work with students at various points in the process.
Counselors are responsible for reviewing applicants within assigned caseloads for admission eligibility, which includes a holistic approach to identifying indicators of success such as academic rigor, grade trends, and patterns, and the context within student lives that these indicators are taking place.
Here’s what success looks like in this position – You will know your territories. You’ll know the schools you work with, you’ll know your students. You’ll be able to identify your top schools on the map and know where the best coffee shop is nearby. You’ll plan and execute your travel – you’ll follow fiscal policy, you’ll schedule your visits efficiently, you’ll plan for traffic and you’ll be okay when all your plans change unexpectedly because you’ll know how to adapt. You love to connect with people – with high school students, with transfer students, with parents, with high school counselors, with faculty and staff on campus and everyone else along the way. You will not know all the answers, but you’ll know how to find them. You will understand the importance of recording and reconciling data and letting that data guide your follow up, inform your admission decisions, and use your time wisely. You won’t be afraid to learn new technology and ask questions along the way. In the end, you’ll be successful in this position if you can be adaptable and flexible, if you are self-motivated and want to be a part of a dedicated, fast-paced and reliable team, and if you take pride in helping connect people to opportunities.
Life in the Admission Office is fast-paced, collaborative and student-centered. We are currently looking to fill two Admission Counselor positions to join our team and share our enthusiasm for supporting students. The Admission Counselor team report to the Associate Director of Admission for Recruitment.
Recruitment and Outreach
Capturing and Using Data
Support Overall Recruitment Efforts
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Beginning salary of $41k with the potential to earn a bonus, plus a comprehensive benefits package
The anticipated start date for this position is flexible and is ideally between May 15 and May 31, 2022.
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Application materials received by May 1, 2022, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.
Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy, sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crime statistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, and campus/community resources can be found in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies are available upon request.
* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.
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