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Campus Visit and Events Coordinator


Reed College seeks a warm and capable person to be our next Campus Visit and Events Coordinator in the Office of Admission. The Campus Visit and Events Coordinator manages event logistics to create memorable and impactful visits for prospective Reed students and their families. This role works closely with the front desk staff of the Office of Admission.

This is full-time role. A full-time work week at Reed College is 37.5 hours and typical work hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch, however this role may require occasional evening and weekend work. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and access to onsite daycare provided by  Growing Seeds. Pay for this position is $20/hour.


  • You care about details. You’re the person who has a backup system to make sure that you don’t miss important components.
  • You love planning events and are unflappable when there are inevitable last minute changes.
  • You have been commended at work for being friendly and for having excellent customer service.
  • You bring an important aspect of diversity to our team.
  • You are a creative and inventive problem-solver, not just a problem-identifier.
  • You prefer working in a diverse environment and you enjoy interacting with people who have different backgrounds than you.
  • You are technologically savvy—you use an online calendar and Excel spreadsheets to keep yourself organized.
  • You enjoy working with students and collaborating on teams.
  • You have a sense for organization and demonstrate proactive behaviors.
  • You have at least three years’ experience working in events planning or three year’s experience working in administrative support, with a heavy logistic or planning component.


  • Coordinate events both on and off campus for prospective students and admitted students.  Project plan agendas and assignments, manage registration, catering, room reservations, room set up and event correspondence.
  • Collaborate with other colleges to co-host events, often securing components like accommodations and transportation.
  • Manage visit and event registration to create schedules and forms.  Staff the event registration table at events.
  • Create and maintain planning details for events and programming.
  • Accurately forecast the office’s event budget, and manage expenses within the budget.
  • Correspond with prospective students and families about campus visits and events.  Provide general information about admission to the college.
  • Enter visit and event information into the office’s customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Provide back-up administrative support for the office.
  • Provide back-up administrative support to the Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that events go smoothly and prospective students and their families have a positive experience.
  • Work collaboratively with the Visit Team to create an informational and positive visit experience for prospective students. 
  • Support the development of student workers.


Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required for submission. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will also be expected to provide an answer to the following:  

  • All members of Reed's community are expected to contribute to a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus. Employees who experience the most success at Reed are comfortable interacting with a diverse group of students, colleagues and community members. How would you use your skills and experience to contribute to community growth?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. This position will remain open until a candidate accepts our job offer.

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.