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Associate Director of Admissions

University of Denver
Denver, Colorado, USA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Summary

The Associate Director of Admissions in the Morgridge College of Education (MCE) focuses on practices and processes intended to court and support a diverse prospective student pool through the inquiry and application process for programs in MCE. In partnership with the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing the position provides knowledge of best practices in creating and implementing enrollment management strategies. The Associate Director is responsible for understanding and interpreting various types of data trends for both on-campus and online programs to create market-responsive strategies and to track closely the effectiveness of those strategies. The Associate Director reviews processes, strategies, and tactics related to recruitment and application movement, and makes recommendations on best practices. The Associate Director uses a wide degree of creativity and latitude to design, implement, and manage e-communication campaigns throughout the admission funnel and measure and analyze the effectiveness of various communication tactics. The position ensures that prospective students receive excellent communication support from the point of first contact through matriculation, ensuring that connections are made to the appropriate departments, and working with departments to implement best practices in communications with prospective students.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and implement full e-communication campaigns spanning the full admissions funnel from inquiry to matriculation for each graduate program and for MCE as a whole.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, the Office of Budget and Planning and the Department Chairs to develop enrollment projections, policies and protocols.
  • Manage the recruitment and application review process for one MCE on-campus program.
  • Ensure effective advising and correspondence with MCE applicants in all departments and/or route queries to the appropriate MCE admissions staff member.
  • Manage annual college admissions requirements update process.
  • Advise on university admissions policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree.
  • 3-5 years of experience in higher education, admissions, student affairs, or other areas of education or non-profits.
  • Experience working with a CRM system.
  • Experience and commitment to working in, or with, culturally and racially diverse environments.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, November 8th, 2021. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $70,000

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

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

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


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