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Admission Fellow


Reed College seeks to award a one year fellowship. An Admission Fellows’ primary responsibility is to recruit incoming students. This role will primarily be working with international students. This role typically reports to the Associate Dean of Admission, is under the division of the Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and primarily works on campus interfacing with faculty, staff, and students.

This is a full-time position that will begin on May 28, 2024 and end on May 23, 2025. The work week at Reed College is 37.5 hours, and typical hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with a one-hour unpaid lunch, although some night and weekend work is required. Work schedule also includes approximately four weeks of travel each year. Salary for this position starts at $49,900-51,900. This position is exempt on grade 4.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 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. 

Who You Are

  • 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 authentically 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 are excited about traveling to your territory to meet students.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the recruitment, marketing, counseling, and enrollment strategy for multiple assigned geographic territories
  • Evaluate and submit recommendations for individuals applying for admission

  • Attend college fairs and college recruiting events, and participate in on-campus and off-campus recruitment events

  • Counsel, interview, and host students, parents, high school counselors, independent counselors, community-based organizations and other constituents

  • Maintain communication with prospective families; counsel families on Reed's financial aid policies; support and advise families through the admission and financial aid process.

  • Travel for extended periods and work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, for a minimum of four weeks per year.

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications

  • Driver’s license

  • Two or more years experience with students and families from a variety of diverse populations and backgrounds

Application Instructions

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. 

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early.

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 is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.