Outreach Coordinator

Employer
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Location
Redmond, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Located in Redmond, Washington, DigiPen Institute of Technology is a small college that offers undergraduate degree programs in Computer Science, Game Design, Digital Audio and Music, Computer Engineering, and Digital Art and Animation, as well as Master’s degree programs in Computer Science and Digital Art. DigiPen Institute of Technology has been ranked one of the top 5 game design schools in the country by the Princeton Review for more than a decade.

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Outreach Coordinator
DigiPen Institute of Technology
Reports to the Assistant Director of Outreach
Full-time, Exempt

DigiPen Institute of Technology is seeking an Admissions Outreach Coordinator who will support the mission of the institution by focusing on increasing the quality and quantity of prospective students and applicants. This is achieved by strengthening the awareness and knowledge of our school through hosting visits, providing campus tours, visiting and attending local and distant college fairs, coordinating community events and activities and increasing and maintaining contact with high school counselors, students, teachers, and parents.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain strong relationships with prospective students, which can include phone calls, email, text messages, online information sessions, campus tours, workshops, student shadow coordination, etc. This can take up to 90% of the work day.

  • Schedule and attend college fairs, and class presentations in assigned geographic territory.

  • Assist in the travel to local high school events, as well as DigiPen’s skills centers, stay connected with counselors and prospective students, attend distant fairs, and virtual events. This travel can sometimes make up 80% of a month’s work during peak months such as October, November, March and April.

  • Update and maintain leads by entering them into our college’s database (Slate), making necessary phone calls, and sending out appropriate information. Follow-up and maintain meaningful, professional relationships with those interested.

  • Assist and attend, when needed, industry events such as PAX, Emerald Comic-Con and others.

  • Assist with promotion and execution of on-campus events like Preview Days, and special events for prospective and incoming students.

  • Assist with updating and restocking promotional materials. Should also help in the ordering process to make sure adequate supply is always available for the department.

  • Maintain appropriate documentation and reports to drive decision-making.

  • Assist in the research and growth of the Outreach department.

  • Record expenses and ensure that the budget is maintained for individual areas of responsibility.

  • Provide cross-training and back-up to others in the department, as needed.

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as well as travel both in- and out-of state.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Computer knowledge of MS Office and proficiency with new technology

  • Demonstrated outgoing and enthusiastic personality with very well-developed written and spoken communication skills

  • Current valid driver’s license and dependable transportation/personal vehicle

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Self-starter

  • Problem solver

  • Superior organizational ability and attention to detail are essential

  • May need to lift up to 50lbs.

Preferred:

  • At least one year’s previous experience working in the admissions office or other student services office of a higher education institution, with an emphasis on student recruitment.

  • Knowledge or interest in the fields of video game development, animation, or computer engineering is highly desired.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary for this position is $52,743.60 per year. Additional benefits included are:

  • Non-taxed per diem for cell phone usage at $75/month

  • Non-taxed stipend for meals six times per year during the months of Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., March, and April at $300/month

  • Reimbursement for mileage while driving your car to travel for work

  • 401K matching after one year, but vested immediately

  • Dental, medical, and vision (begins the first of the month following 60 days of employment)

  • Paid week off between Christmas and New Years

  • Accrue 6.67 hours of vacation until 5 years of employment, then accrue 10 hours per month

  • Complimentary soda, coffee, and tea in the café

Consideration for the position will continue until filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an initial virtual interview.

Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Diversity, equity, inclusion and academic freedom are priorities of DigiPen Institute of Technology, as DigiPen endorses the goals of affirmative action and equal opportunity employment. The Institute's intent is to hire the most qualified individuals for faculty and staff, attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds of race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, veteran status, nationality, culture, religion, and physical abilities. We are committed to broadening our candidate pool to include more diverse individuals and ensuring fairness in hiring by avoiding bias and determining criteria to judge all candidates prior to posting each new position.

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