Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

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Essential Functions

RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND RECRUITING: Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions (ADs) are responsible for highlighting the key selling points for their programs. They will be required to conceive, create, develop and execute communications to prospects that focus on the programs benefits to the end-user. Thus, a degree of creativity and latitude is given to the ADs to perform this work. ADs must always compare and contrast the relevance of these messages to the individual prospects and judge the most appropriate method to employ. This will involve in-depth consultation with prospective students through matriculation with ongoing and consistent contact management throughout the admissions process. Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions will work one-on-one with prospective students to counsel them regarding basic requirements for various degree and concentration options. ADs must compare and contrast recommendations to students and customize these recommendations based upon the student's individual educational and career goals. Should a prospective student be interested in multiple programs, ADs will ensure that the prospective student receives all appropriate information.

EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT: Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions will be required to assess graduate school applications including evaluating applicant files for academic performance, overall fit for the program and college, personal and professional goals, English language skills, work experience, academic scores, test scores, leadership, etc. This includes both evaluation of the written application as well as admission interviews, utilizing this one-on-one opportunity to ensure the college's quality objectives are met. As part of the evaluation, ADs make appropriate admissions and financial aid recommendations.

INDUSTRY AND ALUMNI OUTREACH: Actively engage with the real estate and construction management professional community. Work closely with the Director of the Burns School to develop and support a newly established Burns School Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Identify and develop industry relations across all disciplines of the built environment, including both private and public entities. Maintain affiliation with various RE and AEC professional associations like the ULI, DBIA, NAIOP, CoreNet, IFMA, AIA, etc. Travel with the Director to various RE and AEC professional conferences and Expos and represent the Burns School at functions and activities including dinners, membership meetings, presentations, etc. Maintain and continuously develop alumni initiatives and projects that support the overall goals of the Burns School.

DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING: Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions must have the ability to understand past and present enrollment trends in order to discover patterns and effectively lead initiatives to respond to these trends. ADs will continuously need to review and report their numbers and update their pipeline.

STRATEGY: On an ongoing basis, Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions are required to give their input and share ideas to identify and expand recruiting opportunities. ADs will be required to recommend methods and activities for developing new student markets. This will require proactively gathering industry and competitive intelligence--while working in conjunction with others--and acquiring deep knowledge of industry practices and standards to evaluate and recommend new ways to market to prospects. ADs will also implement departmental process improvements as identified. This work can significantly affect business operations for the College by generating new and modified programs. Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions will assist in the effective development of recruitment initiatives which include, but are not limited to collaboratively making decisions regarding: (1) creating and executing information sessions, online chats, presentations, and webinars, (2) determining types of admissions events and target audiences, (3) determining the scope of targeted calling campaigns, and (4) deciding what types of industry conferences and recruiting fairs to attend and the frequency of Daniels attendance.

MANAGEMENT: Assistant Directors of Graduate Admissions are required to interview, hire, train and supervise student workers, including Graduate Student Counselors (GSC), graduate assistants, and work study students to help with recruiting and application processing. ADs will be responsible for managing and ensuring that their respective student workers are working effectively and efficiently (with the rest of the team) to help with increasing enrollments.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3-5 years of business development in a real estate and/or construction related environment.
  • Professional affiliation and experience in the real estate, building design, or construction industries.
  • Valid passport or the ability to obtain a passport upon hire.

Special Instructions

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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 003059
Posted: 1/29/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable