Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate Admission

Job description

The Enrollment Division at the University of Denver works to attract and enroll an optimal mix of qualified students who 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 in 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

Admission Counselors manage all recruitment aspects of an assigned territory both locally and nationally (including extensive travel in the fall and spring) and are responsible for building strong relationships with students, parents, school counselors & community-based organizations. They 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 share responsibility to attract excellent students by being sensitive to, and having an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of students.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three-five 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 drivers license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Event management experience.
  • Experience and success leading programming for 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 any second language.
  • Familiarity with Slate Technolutions and experience developing communications for diverse markets.

Work Schedule
Monday Friday, 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required. Position may require both in-state and out-of-state travel in the fall and spring (8-10 weeks per year).

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, June 21st, 2021.

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

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample - In 150-300 words please answer the following topic: How do you work as a champion for diversity, college access or equity in your personal and/or professional life?

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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




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Job No: 493862
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 8/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable