Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Counselor/Assistant Director engages prospective students and parents in all phases of the recruitment process and provides information and support to serve students from diverse backgrounds to advance Whitworth’s strategic enrollment goals. This position will assist in providing leadership for the university’s multicultural recruitment and retention efforts.
To Succeed in this role the candidate will need these skills and qualifications:
Bilingual in Spanish (writing and speaking)
Awareness and commitment to effectively establish positive relationships and across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church
Availability and commitment to travel for extended periods (8-12 weeks a year, primarily in the fall and spring)
The physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as well as bending, stooping and kneeling for the purposes of setting up and taking down admissions displays
A valid driver’s license
Preferred skills and qualifications:
Native Spanish speaker preferred
Experience working with high school students and their parents/guardians.
Excellent public speaking and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work with Microsoft 365; experience working with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) or relational database program preferred
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, exercise independent judgment, prioritize work and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
Demonstrated organizational and planning skills
A high level of personal integrity and professionalism, including the ability to work with confidential information
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team
About Whitworth University
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a 200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.