Admission Counselor/Assistant Director, Office of Admission

Job description

The Enrollment Division at the University of Denver works to attract and enroll an optimal mix of qualified students that will enrich the composition of our learning community. The division, which consists of Undergraduate Admission, International Student Admission and Financial Aid, seeks to enroll students who will become leaders, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants uniquely qualified to live in and shape a global society. Our vision is to serve with exceptional quality as we assist students making the transition to the University and ensuring their persistence to graduation. In our daily work, the enrollment team is guided by these values: excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity, inclusiveness, fair and consistent decision making, responsiveness, fiscal responsibility, open communication, collaboration, and professional development. Our enrollment goals, recruitment strategies and the admission and financial aid processes are designed to enroll a diverse, ethical and intellectually vibrant student body that can be successful at the University of Denver and go on to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Equally important, by striving to embed considerations of inclusion and college access into every element of our recruitment and enrollment process, we support the DU vision to achieve a transformative campus culture and climate as identified in the DU Impact 2025 strategic plan.

Position Summary

The Admission Counselor or Assistant Director of Admission manages all recruiting aspects of an assigned territory both locally and nationally (including extensive travel in the fall and spring) and is responsible for building strong relationships with students, parents, school counselors & community-based organizations. Admission Counselors or Assistant Directors review applications and determine whether an applicant is academically prepared to succeed at DU (based on assessment of the students curriculum, grades, test scores, essay, recommendations, activities, etc.). Along with the entire Enrollment Division, Admission Counselors or Assistant Directors share responsibility to attract excellent students by being sensitive to, and having an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of students. Within our admission counseling staff, we have a strong career promotion structure: Admission Counselors are considered for promotion to Assistant Director after two to three years of service, Assistant Directors are considered for promotion to Associate Directors after an additional two to three years of service.

We have a position available to hire at the Admission Counselor or Assistant Director level depending on the ideal candidates experience. See required and preferred qualifications for each level below. In addition to the recruiting duties listed above, Admission Counselors or Assistant Directors will also serve on a specific committee or team within our office: Visit; Diversity and College Access; Transfer; or Communication. This position seeks candidates who bring experience, skill and passion to specifically serve on our Visit Team and reports to the Director of Visit Programs. The Admission Counselor/Assistant Director provides leadership and oversight for Group Visits and supervises the Group Visit Intern. It also organizes individualized programming for our 26 Pathway Partner Groups such as Daniels Fund, Davis & Simon Scholars, VIP and Denver Scholarship Fund. In addition, this position will also act as the Visit Teams liaison to the Diversity & Access Team (DAT). DAT supports the mission and goals of the enrollment division by striving to achieve a critical mass of academically talented and culturally dynamic students who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses and more specifically, at the University of Denver.

Required Qualifications

Admission Counselor

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working or volunteering in admission, recruiting, college access, advising, sales or marketing, ideally in a higher education setting (may include student employment).
  • Valid driver's license.

Assistant Director

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 2-3 years of professional work related to admission, recruiting, college access, student advising, sales or marketing, ideally in a higher education or a college access setting.
  • Valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Admission Counselor

  • 1-2 years of work related to admission, recruiting, college access, advising, sales or marketing, ideally in a higher education setting (may include student employment).
  • Experience and success working with traditionally underrepresented populations through the college access and/or admission process.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish.

Assistant Director

  • Experience and success leading programming for traditionally underrepresented populations of students and/or parents through the college access and/or admission process.
  • Extensive understanding of inclusion, demographics, educational equity & intersectional identity considerations within the college admission landscape.
  • Proficiency or fluency in Spanish.
  • Familiarity with Slate Technolutions and experience developing communications for diverse markets.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

 

 

 

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Job No: 493263
Posted: 9/23/2020
Application Due: 10/12/2020
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable