Job Positions

Recruitment and Advising Specialist

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Office of the Dean


Earlham College

Date Posted:

Jan 19 2021 2:50PM

Close Date:

Feb 26 2021

Position Description

The Recruitment and Advising Specialist position is responsible for recruiting prospective community college transfer students and high school dual credit attendees as part of Earlham’s new initiatives to attract and enroll these constituents. The Recruitment and Advising Specialist will build awareness about the college, academic programs offered at the college, and provide detailed information about the college's enrollment process. This position develops and implements plans for outreach in community colleges and high schools including developing on-campus advising, transition, and retention infrastructure for these constituents in conjunction with others in the Advising leadership team. The Recruitment and Advising Specialist functions as the primary contact for students through the recruitment and collaborates with the Enrollment team during the enrollment process.


• Responsible for representing Earlham at local high schools and community colleges in the service area. When possible, travel to community colleges in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
• Develop relationships with counselors, administrators, and students at local high schools and community colleges to keep them updated on the latest information about the Earlham enrollment process.
• Coordinate collaboratively and collegially with academic units, such as Marketing and Enrollment, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, Faculty, student service providers, and others to develop best practices in transition advising for recruited students.
• Work with prospective students and their families to identify academic and career areas of interest, how those interests fit into a degree program at Earlham, and assist them with applying to Earlham.
• Provide guidance and general information to new and prospective students on a variety of college procedures including college admissions and enrollment, transfer programs, testing & advising processes, pre-requisite requirements, the student portal and registration system, tuition, financial aid, and scholarships.
• Provide regular reports towards recruitment and enrollment goals.
• Maintain accurate records in the student information system.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, a statement on diversity, resume, and a list of at least three professional references as a single electronic file to:
Human Resources Office
Earlham College 801 National Road
West Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Institution Information

Located in Richmond, Indiana, Earlham’s beautiful 800-acre campus includes Earlham College and also the Earlham School of Religion, affiliated with Earlham College. Nearly 600 of its acres are woods, streams, ponds, old fields and prairie used for scientific research and recreation. Earlham provides its undergraduate students with more than forty courses of study, and also offers a Masters of Art in Teaching. Approximately 1,000 undergraduate students come from 47 states and 60 countries. The Earlham student body is among the nation’s most diverse of 100 nationally selective liberal arts colleges. U.S. News & World Report (2019) ranked Earlham fourth nationally in international diversity. In addition, Princeton Review (2018) ranks the College 7th nationally for “Best Classroom Experience” and 20th for most active student government. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Earlham’s students are bright and hardworking, and report a larger number of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported elsewhere. Earlham is ranked in the 98th percentile among 1,533 institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to receive Ph.D.’s. Seventy percent of students study abroad and eighty-five percent of faculty collaborate with students in their research. Ninety-four percent of undergraduate students live in college housing, which includes traditional, on campus residence halls, apartments and a variety of college houses surrounding campus, all of which house a different “Theme Community” or “Friendship Community.” Student community and social engagement include: 23,000 reported hours of community service; 60 Bonner Scholars provide servant leadership; and the opportunity for all students to join in many service, cultural, political, religious and special interest clubs, including the student-run equestrian program. The “Quakers” compete in 15 NCAA Division III varsity sports and six intercollegiate club sports. Since 1998, Earlham has expanded, renovated, and constructed major campus buildings –academic, residence halls and athletic facilities – representing an investment of over $70 million. The College has also adopted a new brand to sharpen the College’s image as a leading national liberal arts institution, and initiated a strategic plan designed to position the College for future growth. Earlham’s signature expression of the Liberal Arts can be found in EPIC, Earlham’s Plan for Integrative Collaboration. Combining a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing world problems, EPIC provides open space for collaborative inquiry across disciplines. Central to EPIC is CoLab, which is physical space created to encourage faculty and students to collaborate across the various centers and disciplines, including the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Center for Social Justice, Center for Global Health, and Center for Global Education. Earlham’s successful results in integrative and collaborative education are evident through student award-winning work and scholar opportunities, including the following: Earlham students won the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good, resulting in a $1 million award in start-up capital for their Magic Bus project; Earlham alumnus Margaret Hamilton ’58, a computer scientist who helped create the on-board flight software for NASA’s Apollo and Skylab missions and the Space Shuttle, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States; Hashem Abu Sham’a ’17 has been selected as one of just three Rhodes Scholars by the Rhodes Trust for its inaugural Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine program.

Additional Information

This is a 3-year, grant funded, position. Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Contact Information

Stephanie Bishop
Director of Human Resources


Required Qualifications


• Bachelor's degree.
• Ability and willingness to work successfully with students from diverse political/socioeconomic backgrounds and a wide range of physical and academic abilities.
• Valid Driver's License with a good driving record.
• Two or more years of professional level experience in admissions, recruitment, student advising, student services, or related field at a high school, pre-collegiate program, college, or other education related institution, preferred.
• Excellent initiative and organizational skills with ability to work both autonomously and in a team.
• Ability to network and build professional relationships with students, staff, faculty, high school counselors, and other community members.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including potential evenings and weekends to accommodate programming and outreach needs.
• Flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

No additional qualifications.