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Admission Fellow (Internal Only)


Reed College seeks to award fellowship to two capable and responsible students who currently work in the Reed Office of Admission. Admission Fellows’ primary responsibility is to recruit incoming students. Admission Fellows report to the Associate Deans of Admission.

This is a full-time position for ten months from August 3, 2020 to May 28, 2021. The work week at Reed College is 37.5 hours, and hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, although some night and weekend work is required. Work schedule includes approximately seven weeks of travel each year. Starting pay is $45,675 per year.

Admission Fellows participate in Reed benefits programs. Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 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 partner.


  • You are adept at working with others who are different from you, as our prospective students come from a vast spectrum of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • You are energized by talking to young adults and their families. In general, you love talking and connecting.
  • You enjoy working in an environment that’s committed to continuous improvement, even if it means that things change often. You enjoy a dynamic work environment.
  • You enjoy public speaking, but you are the kind of person who does all the behind-the-scenes work well, too.
  • You always meet your deadlines.
  • You respond well to feedback and are eager to grow professionally. We are a high feedback environment.
  • Through your lived experience or your work, you would contribute an important aspect of diversity to our team.
  • You prefer a team environment at work, rather than working alone.
  • You love solving problems. Problems are not a problem for you.
  • You are an optimistic person.
  • You already know that you love the work of college admission. You keep up with the people and the industry. You read the journals and the blogs.


  • Manage admission activities within an assigned territory, traveling and representing Reed to prospective students, their parents, and high school counselors.
  • Conduct on-campus recruiting activities such as information sessions and interviews.
  • Build relationships with students and families who demonstrate an interest in Reed.
  • Manage a functional area of the admission process like programming or overseeing student workers.
  • During reading season each spring, you and your colleagues will have the primary task of reading and evaluating college applications. This requires discipline, self-motivation, and focus. Careful, close, and timely reading of college applications is the most important aspect of our profession.


  • A bachelor’s degree from Reed College.
  • Two years’ experience working in the Office of Admission or the Office of Financial Aid at Reed.
  • A superior ability to connect authentically with others.
  • A valid driver’s license.

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. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • What draws you to work in admission?
  • Share a work accomplishment of which you are particularly proud.

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

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

We intend to fill this position quickly. Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, May 15, 2020.

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.