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 in-person and virtual information sessions, correspond with prospective students and families via phone, email, and in person. Fellows will have the occasional opportunity to tour families around campus. Students in this position will also serve on one more committees that focus on various key aspects of admission work, including events, communications, and social media. Senior Fellows are expected to work an average of 5-8 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 selective college admissions.
Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities
Specific Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Enthusiastically representing Bates College at large in all interactions and opportunities, and serving as an ambassador for the college.
- Demonstrating an ability to confidently speak about all of Bates’s offerings, in addition to highlighting personal experiences at the college.
- Completing long and short term projects within a semester or year-long committee.
- Speaking at in-person panels and events, such as at a Fall Visit Day or Junior Open House.
- Co-leading in-person and virtual information sessions with an Admission Dean or Counselor
- Outreach and communication with prospective families through email and phone correspondence, and in-person conversations.
- The possibility of occasionally covering the front desk, which would include answering the phone, confirming students’ registration for campus tours, and completing data entry tasks.
- Participation in required monthly training and engagement events, and biweekly committee meetings.
-Other duties as assigned by Admission staff members.
- Students must be in their last year at Bates
- Previous experience as a Tour Guide or Admission Summer Intern is preferred, but not required.
This position reports to Alec Morrissey, Assistant Dean of Admission.
This position also works closely with Abby Ryan '21, Assistant Dean of Admission.
Beyond Admission staff members, Senior Fellows can expect to collaborate with other student workers in the office, which includes Academic-Year Tour Guides and Tour Guide Coordinators.
This position largely takes in-place in Lindholm House or other buildings on campus. Additional activities take place over Zoom or through Google Suite (email, Docs, etc.). Students should expect to communicate with Admission staff and one another often through email, GroupMe, and text.