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.
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.
We have a position available to hire at the Associate Director
level. In addition to the recruitment duties listed above, this
position will also serve on a specific committee or team within our
office: Visit; Diversity and College Access; Transfer; or
Communication. This position reports to the Director of Visit
Programs, and we seek candidates who bring experience, skill and
passion to serve on our Visit Team
DU's visit program welcomes 25,000 visitors each year and
contributes to the overall recruitment and enrollment efforts of
Undergraduate Admission by developing, implementing and assessing
ways for interested constituents to gain a more thorough
understanding of the University of Denver and what it has to offer.
This position will assist in creating new and maintaining existing
virtual programming (including information sessions/admission
presentations, specialized program sessions and webinars, and
campus tours) as well as re-onboarding in-person visit programming
that was on pause due to COVID-19 (including information sessions,
group tours, individualized visits, admitted student visit days,
and counselor programs). They will also be the main visit liaison
with our staff and faculty partners across campus to 1) identify
classes visiting students can observe; 2) coordinate staff and
faculty to meet with families to learn more about academic and
support programs at DU; 3) oversee the Academic and Student Life
Fair during admitted student day programs; and 4) plan and
implement our virtual visit programs. They will also supervise the
visit intern who helps coordinate individualized visits.
- Evaluate and recruit high caliber and academically qualified
students within an assigned territory.
- Manage a territory by evaluating and implementing the best
course of action to connect with students (what to do, where to
recruit, methods to be used, etc.) in a way that's unique to that
territory. Read applications from students who have applied from
their assigned territories.
- Be a students advocate during admission committee meetings by
being prepared to talk about students overall match for DU.
- Serve as a professional, enthusiastic & ethical ambassador
- Have extensive knowledge of, and remain current on, the
University of Denver's academic and degree programs, clubs and
organizations, extracurricular programs and other key campus
- Participate in daily visit programs and special day-long visit
programs throughout the year - presenting information sessions,
conducting individual appointments, and leading or being a member
of panel discussions.
- Create and implement in-person and virtual programming for
families both prospective and admitted - who would like to learn
more about academic, support, and student life programs at DU.
These options can include arranging class visits, faculty and staff
meetings, webinars, and organizing the academic and student life
fair during admitted student days.
- Supervise one undergraduate student intern.
- Fulfill additional responsibilities dependent upon the organic
needs of the Visit Team.
- Supervise one undergraduate visit intern.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills.
- Coordinate multiple events and activities while maintaining
focus on details and outcome.
- Act independently to resolve issues, enhance programs, or
facilitate initiatives with guidance from supervisor.
- Utilize and draw from both quantitative and qualitative data
sources to make the most informed & comprehensive
- Strong relationship management skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
including the understanding and appreciation for cultural
differences that impact the student experience.
- Communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- Contribute to the Visit Team with innovation, critical
engagement, accountability and a collaborative spirit.
- Provide our key constituents with exceptional quality
- 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.
- 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.
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).
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by
4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, June 21st, 2021.
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only
applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.
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 candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
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
- Cover Letter
- 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.