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Transfer Admissions Counselor

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number A01634 Position Title Transfer Admissions Counselor Position Number E00943 Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $37,400-$46,800.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

Pay Grade

Pay Grade (2020): 13

Employee Category Professional staff Department Admissions Office EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff Position Summary

Join an Office of Admissions team that is enthusiastic about promoting access to higher education by supporting prospective and incoming Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners. The position is specifically part of the Office of Admissions, Transfer Services, and contributes to the MSU Denver Mission to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society.
The Transfer Admissions Counselor’s main responsibility is to recruit and support future and incoming MSU Denver Roadrunners. The team member will provide high quality customer service, transfer admissions counseling, previous course review, and academic planning advice to prospective MSU Denver transfer students. The Transfer Admissions Counselor will recruit at and maintain a regular visitation schedule at Colorado community colleges and establish positive working relationships with academic advising staff at those colleges. The position supports the enrollment function by assisting accepted transfer students with completing the enrollment process. The transfer counselor participates in group and individual presentations both on and off campus and regularly follows up with students via phone, email, and text communication. This position collaborates closely with the Associate Director of Communications on developing and updating transfer student related communications, publications, websites, etc. as well as assisting with social media efforts for this population.
The ideal candidate will be creative, positive, collaborative, detail-oriented, hardworking, understand the value and implications of a college degree, and value diversity in providing high quality customer service to future and incoming Roadrunners.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


40% – University On-Campus & Virtual Efforts
• Advise prospective transfer students about admission procedures, academic planning, ability of previous college credits to transfer, course equivalency, university policies, the financial aid process, scholarships, program requirements, registration, tuition classification, and available student support services.
• Maintain regular contact with prospective, applicant and newly admitted students regarding MSU Denver information and to provide academic planning.
• Collaborate with MSU Denver staff and faculty to provide a better transition for incoming transfer students.
• Establish strong working relationships with academic advisors and academic departments in order to successfully develop and execute transfer articulation agreements with a variety of educational institutions.
• Assist transfer students with resolution of transfer related issues.

40% – Recruitment & Outreach
• Represent MSU Denver at Colorado community colleges, career education fairs, advising workshops, panel discussions, and other relevant recruitment events.
• Maintain a regular visitation schedule for recruitment and advising purposes at Colorado community colleges and potential out-of-state community colleges.
• Assist in the planning and coordination of outreach and communication for targeted transfer students and of special on and off-campus recruitment-related events (use of email, phone, text and Customer Relationship Management system).
• Prepare and make individual and group presentations to prospective transfer students regarding the application, admissions, and transfer credit process, including campus tour presentations, orientation sessions, prospective and admitted student events, community college fairs and panels, and other relevant community events.

15% – Collaborate with Associate Director of Communications on Transfer Student Communication efforts
• Create, edit and update communications to prospective and admitted transfer students using CRM
• Assist with social media outreach to prospective and admitted transfer students
• Review, maintain and update transfer admissions website content
5% – Other duties as assigned
• Involvement in the campus community through committees, campus-wide events, and opportunities for shared governance.
• Attend professional development conferences and trainings.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
• A minimum of 1 year experience (professional, volunteer, work-study) working in higher education, secondary education, or another field focused on high quality customer service.
• Strong written communication skills.
• Experience providing presentations to groups.
• A valid driver’s license, due to required frequent travel for recruiting activities.
• Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking and writing).
• Experience working at a community college or with transfer students.
• Skilled at assisting college students in degree planning.
• Involvement working in admissions or advising in a higher education setting.
• Experience providing high quality customer service through face-to-face interactions with clients, customers, or students.
• Knowledge of transfer coursework and transfer agreements.
• Experience using a Student Information System database and Customer Relationship Management system.
• Master’s degree in higher education, counseling or related field.

Work Hours

M-F 8-5, some evening and weekend work required

Posting date 06/04/2021 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 06/18/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT : In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, .

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano Talent Team Representative E-mail Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

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