Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Job description

Essential Functions


  • Highlight key selling points of the graduate programs
  • Conceive, create, develop and execute communications that focus on programs benefits to prospective students
  • Compare and contrast the relevance of messages to individual prospects and judge the most appropriate method to employ
  • Provide in-depth consultation to prospective students through matriculation with ongoing and consistent contact management throughout the admissions process
  • Work one-on-one with prospective students to counsel them regarding basic requirements for various degree options
  • Compare and contrast recommendations to students and customize these recommendations based upon the students individual educational and career goals


  • Assess graduate admissions 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.
  • Conduct admission interviews, utilizing this one-on-one opportunity to ensure the college's quality objectives are met
  • Make appropriate admission and financial aid recommendations


  • Understand past and present enrollment trends in order to discover patterns and effectively lead initiatives to respond to these trends continuously review and report numbers and update prospective candidate pipeline
  • Build an understanding of the marketplace and benchmark competitors


  • Provide input and share ideas to identify and expand recruiting opportunities
  • Recommend methods and activities for developing new student markets
  • Proactively gather 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 Implement departmental process improvement
  • 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 the types and frequency of industry conferences and recruiting fairs to attend


  • Interview, hire, train and supervise student workers, including ambassadors, graduate assistants and/or work study students to help with recruiting and application processing
  • Responsible for managing and ensuring that respective student workers are working effectively and efficiently (with the rest of the team) to increase enrollment
  • Other Duties as Assigned
  • Supervise student workers, including ambassadors, graduate assistants and/or work study students

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and large group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to take initiative and work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to cultivate strong relationships, collaborate effectively with others, and establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse populations, displaying high cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to anticipate problems and use good judgment in developing solutions
  • Excellent organization and project management skills with attention to detail
  • Proven record of strategic planning, data design and analysis
  • Proven ability to prioritize work and effectively manage multiple assignments concurrently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining adherence to deadlines
  • Effective technological abilities, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe products, common databases and CRM systems
  • Must work occasional evenings and weekends Must be willing to travel both domestically and internationally Valid passport or the ability to obtain a passport upon hire
  • Commitment to supporting the Daniels College of Business and the University of Denver's principles and values of character, scholarship, culture, and service, and the University's strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in marketing/sales, admissions, student affairs, or other areas of education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or graduate course work in business or associated discipline or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Familiarity with graduate management education landscape
  • Admissions experience including direct responsibility for recruiting in a college or university setting
  • Proficiency with CRM systems (i.e. Slate), including functional experience as a front-end user
  • Experience working in, or with, culturally and racially diverse environments
  • Previous supervisory experience

Special Instructions

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Job No: 003259
Posted: 6/22/2018
Application Due: 8/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable