Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Portland Community College  |  Portland, OR

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Job Type: Enrollment Management/Admissions
Location: Portland, OR
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 2-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 31141


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Position Summary

Portland Community College is seeking a Director of Student Recruitment to join our Student Affairs team. The Director of Admissions and Recruitment is an essential member of the Student Affairs team, responsible for leading a team of highly engaged and professional Admissions and Recruitment coordinators, and fostering strategic planning, collaboration and coordination of recruitment efforts throughout the PCC community. The Director is a key contributor in the development and implementation of the college strategic enrollment plan, and is responsible for implementation of recruitment strategies, events, and campaigns to reach prospective students, family members and key influencers in order to inform, promote, and support enrollment in PCC programs.

We are looking for a collaborative leader who brings the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of settings – from one-on-one to large-scale presentations, an active and strong equity lens, the ability to build strong relationships, and enthusiasm for supporting a diverse community college student body. The Director should bring strong skills in systemic and strategic thinking, an eye to continuous improvement, and a history of developing new and innovative approaches to supporting prospective students through the enrollment process.

If this sounds like a community you would like to be a part of, and an important role that you would like to play for PCC's students and staff, please review the minimum and success qualifications list below, and apply today! Please be sure to describe how you meet each of these qualifications in your cover letter so that we can get to know you and what you can bring to Portland Community College.

Here is our intended recruitment timeline:

June 1, 2019 - Job Posted for applications

June 21, 2019 - Best Consideration Date

Week of July 12, 2019 - Initial Interviews (likely video interviews)

Last Week of July - On-Campus Finalist Interviews

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.

Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Demonstrated successful experience leading an admissions and recruitment team to meet institutional recruitment goals using targeted strategies to reach diverse audiences such as middle and high school students, working adults, and traditionally under-represented ethnic and racial groups.
  • Proven experience in working with a diverse set of stakeholders to identify, develop, and implement comprehensive, integrated student recruitment plans that encompass a variety of educational offerings, such as pre-college, career-technical, transfer, and online programs.
  • Ability to apply initiative, creativity, and systems thinking to develop and refine strategies with an eye to continuous improvement and seeking to incorporate new best practices as they emerge.
  • Proven experience as a collaborative leader; ability to mentor, guide, train and motivate staff and partners to meet college and department goals and build on past successes. Trusts and empowers their team to assume delegated responsibilities, identifies strengths and weaknesses and commits to developing staff skills to contribute to the team's overall goals.
  • Ability to effectively lead and communicate in multi-campus/department environment and successful experience managing accountability in dotted line relationships and influencing without authority.
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity and inclusion as a priority in admissions and recruitment work
  • Awareness and understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing community colleges in student admissions and recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • Bachelor's degree in a student services related field, education, behavioral or social science, public policy, or related field (Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-to-year basis.)
  • Six (6) years of supervisory level experience, related to the area of assignment

For best consideration apply by 06/21/2019. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.

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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. No special coordination beyond that used for normal mobility and handling of everyday objects and materials is needed to perform the job satisfactorily. Frequent travel between campuses. Occasional work outside of normal business hours including evenings and weekends.

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.




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