Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities
Senior Fellows are integral members of the Office of Admission and represent the Bates community to prospective students and families online and in person, while assisting the Admission Office with important project work. Senior Fellows serve as leaders on campus and represent a diverse array of academic and extracurricular interests. In this role Senior Fellows demonstrate enthusiasm for Bates, and will serve as an ambassador for the school. If you are a student who desires to learn more about admission, outreach, equity and access, and recruitment at Bates, this is the ideal opportunity for you!
Senior Fellows will co-lead virtual information sessions, correspond with prospective students and families via phone, email, Zoom and in person with the opportunity to tour families around campus. Students in this position will also serve on one more committees that focus on various aspects of admission work, including events, written communications, social media, and office operations. Senior Fellows are expected to work an average of 8 hours per week, as well as select Saturday mornings when the Office of Admission is open for visitors. Opportunities to work during school breaks and during short term are also available. The Senior Fellow position provides students with an opportunity to further develop communication and interpersonal skills in a professional setting and to learn about the landscape of higher education admission.
Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities
- Enthusiastically representing Bates College at large in all interactions and opportunities, and serving as an ambassador for the school.
- Demonstrating an ability to confidently speak about all of Bates College’s offerings in addition to highlighting personal experiences at the college.
- Completing long and short term projects within a committee.
- Speaking at live-streamed and in-person panels and events.
- Outreach and communication with prospective families through email, phone, and in person correspondence
- Covering the front desk including answering the phone, checking vaccines, confirming students’ registration for campus tours, and completing data entry tasks.
- Participation in required monthly training and engagement events, and weekly or biweekly committee meetings.
- Other duties as assigned by Admission staff members, including the potential adjustment in duties in response to the needs or limitations that may arise due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students must be living on campus, or living in Maine.
Students must be comfortable with being recorded.
Students must be in the Bates Class of 2023; previous experience as a tour guide or summer intern is preferred but not required.
Students will work closely with Admission staff members
Blended position that will include both online and in-person responsibilities. Responsibilities taking place online require a quiet location away from interruption with strong internet.