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Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator

Portland Community College

Job Description


The Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator ("ARC") position is a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of Portland/SW Washington residents through sharing the educational opportunities available at PCC. In this position, the ARC will work both independently and as part of a team to create and implement recruitment strategies within the assigned territory (NE/SE Portland, SW Washington, additional territories as assigned). Additionally, the ARC works closely with internal PCC stakeholders to ensure the admissions and recruitment team accurately represents academic programs and support resources available to students at PCC. This position will travel to schools and sites within assigned territory, provide in-person and virtual presentations, hold appointments with prospective students, represent the college at fairs and events, and participate in activities/events designed to serve/recruit diverse populations of prospective high school and adult learners. The ARC reports directly to the Director of Admissions and Recruitment.




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.


  • Two or more years of work experience in admissions and recruitment supporting college-wide and program-specific recruitment strategies focused on prospective community college or undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and an understanding of best practices around equity and inclusion.
  • Experience developing relationships with an assigned pool of prospective students and guiding them as they move through the admissions process.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, and presenting large (up to 500 participants) and small programs for prospective students and their families.
  • Experience utilizing technology and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software tools.
  • Experience developing data-informed academic marketing and recruitment strategies for traditional, non-traditional, culturally-specific and other targeted student populations.


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).


  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year by year basis.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic advising, student services or counseling in an academic environment.
  • Experience in public speaking, educational marketing and recruitment. Experience in program coordination.
  • Similar work with community based organizations will also be considered.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred
  • Master's Degree in Higher Education or Student Services




Position Grade



Starting Salary Expectations
$53,583.00 to $60,774.00 (Step 3); based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.



Position Grade Salary Range
$60071 to $104159 Annual Salary






PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.


View a complete list of PCC benefits.



Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Work is typically performed in an office environment with a high level of public contact, both over the phone and in person. During peak recruitment periods incumbent will typically work extended hours, including weekends. This position requires travel within the community and PCC campuses requiring the use of a personal vehicle. Occasional light lifting of large quantities of recruiting materials and display equipment that may weigh 30-50 pounds required. During peak recruiting seasons requires long hours of standing on cement and gym floors.



Background Check Required


Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

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.


Notice of the Availability of the Annual Security Report:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), you may view Portland Community Colleges (PCC) most recent Annual Security Report (ASR) on the Department of Public Safety website. The ASR contains current security and safety-related policy disclosure statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information and resources, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains crime statistics for Clery Act crimes which occurred on PCC properties for the last three calendar years. Paper copies of the ASR are available upon request at all Department of Public Safety offices.

Special Conditions for this position:

This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus Security Authorities must immediately report Clery Act crimes that occurred on Portland Community Colleges Clery geography on the Crime Incident Report (CIRTrac™) located on the Department of Public Safetys Clery Act compliance webpage. Following entry of a report on CIRTrac™ PCCs Clery Specialist will (1) analyze the report for issuance of a timely warning or emergency notification; and (2) will determine if the report should be included in the annual statistical disclosures. The Clery Specialist shall annually assign CSAs online Clery Act training to ensure they are provided proper training to fulfill their reporting responsibilities required by the Clery Act and PCCs Clery Act policy.


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