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Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

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Location: Western Main Campus
Categories: Fairhaven College, Administrative/Clerical

Position Title

Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator

About the University Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university, highly ranked nationally, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school.  The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located in Bellingham, a coastal community of 83,000, 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.
About the Department  

Fairhaven College cultivates student responsibility for designing and assessing learning through interdisciplinary inquiry, creativity, and scholarship. With an emphasis on justice, social and environmental responsibility, and cultural diversity, we challenge ourselves through active, innovative, and experiential learning to examine our choices, roles, and purposes in the world.  Among its interdisciplinary offerings is a longstanding emphasis in audio recording, taught at a studio at the College, and a strong interest in the performance of popular music among faculty and students.

Fairhaven College is building a culturally diverse curriculum, faculty, and student body and strongly encourages applications from applicants who can serve as role models to our students, offer a range of perspectives and scholarly interests, and serve well in an increasingly diverse university community. 

About the Position

As our Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator you will serve Fairhaven College through the following functions and duties:

  • Coordinate, plan, and execute all college recruitment activities
  • Lead workshops, information sessions and other public presentations
  • Interview prospective students
  • Provide admissions and academic advising regarding Fairhaven College programs and degree planning
  • Respond to college admissions inquiries from prospective students, their families, high school and community college counselors and the public
  • Strengthen and expand recruitment efforts and relationship building among diverse communities and student populations
  • Participate in managing and maintaining the college outreach and public relations publications, web & social media
  • Manage application review and college enrollment process
  • Manage communication between the college and the applicant regarding application process, criteria and status as well as college policies and degree process
  • Maintain inquiry, applicant and admission data and provide regular analysis and reporting
  • Represent Fairhaven College in university and public programs such as Summerstart and Transitions
  • Serve as liaison to Western Washington University Admissions office
  • Assure articulation of Fairhaven's programs and admissions process by working closely with other WWU offices including Office of Admissions, New Student Services and others
  • Contribute to the overall operation of the Fairhaven College Office as needed
  • Work as part of a collaborative staff team to promote and represent the college in keeping with the mission and pedagogy of the college
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new student orientation, quarterly registration of new students and other college-wide activities 
Required Qualifications
  • Genuine demonstrable interest in working with college students
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal communication, written communication and public presentation
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with diverse populations
  • Direct student services, counseling, or academic advising experience
  • Demonstrated database and recordkeeping skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a strong collaborative team environment
  • Availability and willingness for regional recruitment and outreach travel
  • Reliable transportation to travel regularly to various sites to work with partner organizations and agencies


Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge and/or experience of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, or experience with similar, interdisciplinary, student-centered, alternative academic programs
  • Experience in college or university admissions
  • Enrollment management database experience
  • Recruitment experience
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and/or university administration
  • Experience organizing and developing recruitment and/or orientation events
Salary  Commensurate with experience and qualification
Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Closing Date Notes

Review begins August 18, 2017; position is open until filled.

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);

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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