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Company: Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue, WA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Position Summary  

The Recruitment and Admission Specialist is an exempt position that reports to the Welcome Center Director. The position performs tasks under general direction, and takes a lead position in coordinating recruitment activities that lead to admission and class registration for prospective and newly admitted students.  The Recruitment and Admission Specialist collaborates with the Welcome Center Director in hiring, training, and supervising BC Ambassadors and BC Peer Leaders, which will collaborate in outreach activities.

This position is responsible for developing, implementing and analyzing comprehensive recruitment strategies to increase registration of new students at Bellevue College. The position also initiates academic coaching, disseminates current information about academic programs, and support services to students who are new to Bellevue College. In addition to traditional recruitment responsibilities, assignments include a special emphasis on recruiting student from underrepresented or marginalized populations. The Recruitment and Admissions Specialist is detail oriented, has the ability to work independently, has effective communication skills, collaborates with internal departments, and represents the college on various committees within Bellevue College and communities within the college service regional area.

We are seeking qualified applicants to fill two (2) vacancies. One vacancy is a permanent position and the second vacancy is a project position expected to end on 06/30/2023. This project position may transition from temporary to permanent, pending funding availability.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule  

Annual Salary Range: $65,255 - $91,314.

Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience. 

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position may be eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; salaries below the WA State Salary Threshold is eligible for overtime pay.

About The College  

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department  

The Welcome Center works within Student Affairs providing a single service area for students, the public, and the campus community. The Welcome Center Department provides services related to admission and orientation, entry advising, and outreach to prospective students and the community. 

Essential Functions  

Outreach and Recruitment

  • Recruit prospective students at off-campus events including high school college fairs, outreach events, and community events while addressing diverse audiences.
  • Provide entry advising to prospective student applicants about opportunities available at Bellevue College including the admissions process, financial literacy, academic preparation, and first quarter enrollment planning into the college.
  • Develop partnerships with off-campus community organizations that enhance our recruitment initiatives. 
  • Manage outreach requests and update outreach event calendar. Document and report outreach events.
  • Manage inventory and budget for outreach materials including promotional items, flyers, and brochures. Order and request new materials. 
  • Manage communication processes with prospective and pre-enrolled students through email, customer relations management (CRM) software and other campus platforms.
  • Analyze data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of outreach and recruitment efforts.

Information and Customer Services

  • Support Welcome Center everyday operations including front desk inquiries and directing walk-in students to appropriate departments.
  • Assist the department in coordinating campus tours and information sessions. Provide campus tours and present as needed.
  • Follow up with prospective students by email, phone, and written materials.

Operations Management

  • Establish an expectation that all BC Ambassadors to use a direct transformational service model when working with prospective students, campus visitors, and BC students in person, on the phone, email, or via online.
  • Train BC Ambassadors to focus on the prospective student experience and to take a holistic approach when working with prospective students and families during outreach events at Bellevue College or in the region.
  • Support the Welcome Center Director and Admission Advisors to build an effective team that is results driven and characterized by collaboration and cooperation. 
  • Supervise designated BC Ambassadors in outreach events. Help to select and hire BC Ambassadors, make recommendations for disciplinary action, approve/deny leave requests, evaluate BC Ambassadors performance on a yearly basis, resolve grievances in consultation with HR, establish office expectations, and take corrective action. 


  • In collaboration with Institutional Advancement, create communication materials for prospective and newly admitted students including flyers, brochures, and email templates.
  • Manage inventory and budget for outreach materials including promotional items, flyers, and brochures. Order and request new materials. 


  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
Minimum Qualifications  
  • Bachelor's degree. Relevant years of experience can be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Experience working with diverse colleagues and students in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Possess valid Washington State driver's license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, (or the ability to obtain upon first day of employment).
  • Have and maintain a good driving record and the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography. 
  • Valid Washington State driver's license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, and the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography.
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours including frequent evening and weekend hours. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills (application materials are used to evaluate written skill level).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Experience presenting to variety of audiences.
Preferred Qualifications  
  • Two (2) years' experience working in a higher education or community college setting.
  • Proficiency in a second language.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems including Salesforce/TargetX.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruitment, marketing, or sales.
Conditions of Employment  

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

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Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties. 

Other Information  
  • This position is NOT eligible for relocation allowance.
  • This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.
How To Apply  

Applications received by 12/20/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. 

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying.

Required application materials:   

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable


If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

EEO Statement  

Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office B126.

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