Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs

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Position Summary

This position is tasked with executing the student life cycle for the largest student population at the University of Denver, including the largest group of outside stakeholders (parents). The suite of Daniels Undergraduate Programs (DUGP) student services includes intensive contact and interaction beginning during high school visitation through student's entire matriculation, and commencement from the University of Denver.

Primary responsibilities of this position focus on planning, development, design, support, execution, maintenance, and assessment of student services for undergraduate programs at the Daniels College of Business. Aside from students and families, as a member of a strong team-oriented environment, this person will collaborate with, and make recommendations to cohorts, associate/assistant deans, school directors, department chairs, university offices, staff and faculty from all departments and colleges on the University of Denver campus to ensure a positive and robust student services experience for more than 2300 admitted and prospective business majors and minors. Historically, and moving forward, this position is responsible for the entire portfolio of the undergraduate student experience, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Prospective family visits new and transfer student orientation secondary admission decisions academic advising
  • Strategic intensive, pointed, in-person, group, electronic, and print communication
  • Degree options
  • Honors designations and subsequent direction through stated honors requirements
  • Course selection and subsequent direction through stated requirements
  • Co-curricular (professional development, outside-of-classroom) guidance
  • Conversations with families (cleared via FERPA release)
  • Study abroad options
  • Academic intervention
  • Probation student tracking and attendant mitigation
  • Counsel/transition into another major outside of Daniels
  • Post-appointment assessment of advising session from student
  • Targeted scholarship populations (e.g. first-generation)
  • Graduation checks
  • Graduate school recommendations and coaching on application process enrollment management through course forecasting and scheduling co-curricular event creation, marketing, implementation, and positioning for success within DUGP portfolio independent and on-demand creation, interpretation, and dissemination of data for departmental, college, or university purposes

Within the academic framework, additional processes include enforcing federal policies with respect to regional accreditation, student privacy, international student status regulations, graduation records, university catalog/bulletin standards; AACSB policies as they pertain to accreditation and curricular compliance; authority with adherence to university policies concerning departmental catalog/bulletin responsibilities, curricular changes, graduation reviews, course substitutions, domestic and study abroad transfer credit evaluation, academic deficiency notifications, deadlines, extensions, petitions to various academic units, and other procedural activities. This position will also assist with the creation and maintenance of staff training materials, academic support materials, student tracking systems, and other needs of the department. This position will serve on campus or college committees and participate in the university's Undergraduate Council, Academic Standards, undergraduate student services strategic planning, recommendation, development and management processes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2-4 years professional relationship management experience in a college/university setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in education or associated discipline.
  • Experience in managing the undergraduate student life-cycle.
  • 3+ years of academic advising and/or student services experience, preferably at the undergraduate level.
  • Proven record of development and deployment of innovative and effective student services initiates based on industry best practices.

Work Schedule

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 6, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

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: 004831
Posted: 7/23/2018
Application Due: 9/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable