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Assistant Director of Recruiting

University of Colorado - Denver and the Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Business School

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Alumni Relations

Position #00737488 – Requisition #22240

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The Business School has an opening for a full time University Staff (unclassified) Assistant Director of Recruiting position.

Who we are:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.  Read more about us here.

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university serving more than 14,000 students. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 100 highly rated degree programs through eight schools and colleges. In the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers—CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Nature of Work

The Assistant Director of Recruitment and Alumni Relations is responsible for the development and execution of recruiting and enrollment strategies to increase leads and enrollment for the One Year MBA program (OYMBA). This individual will be expected to utilize advanced and innovative recruitment techniques for effective student recruitment. This position is also responsible for the development and execution of alumni relations for the program.  This full-time position will be an integral and contributing member of the OYMBA team.  The position will require some evening or week-end work and possible out of state travel.

Professional Field

Admissions, Advising, Recruitment, Marketing, Sales, Alumni Relations, or related fields.

Supervision Received

Reports to Director of the One Year MBA program.

Supervision Exercised

No formal supervision.

Examples of Work Performed

    One Year MBA Recruitment and Enrollment Management Develops and implements annual OYMBA student recruitment strategy to drive enrollment growth for the programEvaluates effectiveness of student recruiting strategies and uses data to improve strategies and implementation for the programCommunicates with prospective students via call campaigns and emails regarding the program; responds to all RFI’s for program; builds and maintains an active pipeline of leadsUtilizes Salesforce to effectively track each interaction and progress of all assigned leadsAnalyzes market trends to identify key recruiting regions/areas to target for recruiting fairs and events; this could involve targeting markets via virtual or in person recruitment effortsActively participates in weekly meetings, being prepared to discuss performance data, prospective applicant concerns, and creative solutions to increase enrollment numbersServes as an articulate spokesperson for the OYMBA program at industry events, open houses, webinars, etc.Collaborates with Business School recruitment team, for OYMBA presence at targeted recruiting fairs and events within and outside the Denver metro areaEffectively monitors and communicates MBA trends to the teamLeads, develops, and delivers multiple webinars a yearOrganizes, hosts, and participates in regular information sessions, webinars, and local events that target prospective studentsLeverages relationships and creates new ones with businesses and industries to execute OYMBA webinars/in person info sessions to increase student enrollment in the programResponsible for conducting annual competitive analysis; analyzes data and presents findings with suggestions for program improvements/adjustments to DirectorServes as an articulate spokesperson for the mission and values of the Business School and the universityAssists Director and Program Coordinator, with developing effective yield activities for admitted studentsHelps develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders and constituents on and off campusCollaborates with marketing team on the development of recruitment materials, collateral, email campaigns and program website contentServe on OYMBA admission committee and conduct admission interviews as needed
One Year MBA Alumni RelationsDevelops relationships with alumni and current students to help with recruitment activities and developing stronger alumni ties for the programProvides leads to the Business Career Connections department to identify organizations for internships through alumni connectionsOversees the development, implementation and execution of events/programs designed to foster lifelong connection between alumni and programDevelops and manages fundraising efforts for OYMBA program; this will involve collaborating with advancement teamLeads the strategy and implementation of program engagement opportunities for alumniDevelops, implements, and executes training program for alumni volunteers including the process for attracting volunteers, tracking of volunteers and future planningProvides support to the OYMBA alumni representative who sits on the Business School Alumni Advisory Board; this includes recruiting and training student volunteerResearches and maintains best practices for alumni relations for unique cohort programsCreates and implements mentorship program; pairing alums with current students where appropriateMaintains strong relationships with current students to bridge alumni relations post-graduationFiscal ResponsibilitiesPrepares and oversees annual recruitment budgetPrepares and oversees annual alumni relations budget
  • Responsible for a university credit card and manages all purchases related to recruitment & alumni relations                                                     
    • Other Duties
    • Assists with yearly events as needed (e.g. Orientation, Graduation, seasonal receptions, etc.).  
    • Participates in other program activities and initiatives as requested.Other duties as assigned.
    Salary and Benefits OR What we can offer:

    The salary range for this position begins at $60,000-$70,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

    The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

    Diversity & Inclusion

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

    The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

    Minimum Requirements 

      Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Business, Communications, Liberal Arts, STEM or other related fields.Substitution: years of experience can substitute on a year for year basis for a bachelor’s degree
    Minimum of four years of experience in student affairs, customer recruitment, sales, project management, consulting or business administrationExperience with events/programmingPreferred Requirements

      MBA or equivalent master’s degree in a related field highly preferredExperience in strategy developmentSix or more years of experience recruiting graduate students, preferably at a regionally accredited college or universityExperience developing or coordinating alumni programmingExperience in assisting with the development of marketing materials and tracking leads
    • Experience with developing social media campaigns and analytics experience preferred
    • Experience with Salesforce or any CRM system
    Condition of Employment

    • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% of time
    • Must be willing and able to work occasional evenings and weekends
    • Must be willing and able to reliably transport self and any work materials to and from off-site work locations as needed for business purposes
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    This person must demonstrate, at all times, a high degree of professionalism especially when working with all OYMBA stakeholders.Proven track record of meeting enrollment goals and converting students from inquiry to matriculated studentExperience in developing recruitment and enrollment strategiesExperience in programming/events
  • Strategic, analytical, and creative capacities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others positively through the use of sales/marketing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, identifies and set priorities, and meets deadlines
  • Knowledge of and experience in data analysis
  • Energetic and flexible
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to seamlessly interact with faculty, alumni, high-level professionals, executives, and university officialsThe person also must be sensitive to and appreciative of cultural, political, and geographical differences and work well with faculty and students from around the world.Proficiency in MS Office CRM experience

    Job Category: Academic Services
    Primary Location: Denver
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jul 28, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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