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Director of Admissions and Recruitment

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Music, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The College of Music at CU Boulder encourages applications for the Director of Admissions and Recruitment! This position will coordinate the College of Music’s undergraduate and graduate admissions and recruitment efforts, in order to maintain and build upon current quantitative and qualitative goals, and participate in the College’s enrollment management program, including its retention efforts. This position involves participation in the development and administration of admission policies and procedures, and the management and coordination of admissions-related programs and activities. The College currently enrolls 550 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Music (COM) is one of the top comprehensive music schools in the country, situated within an internationally recognized research university in America's top place to live. Since 1920, the CU Boulder College of Music offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study, integrating advanced musical training with professionally oriented experiences and the rich resources of a leading research university. Award-winning performers, scholars and composers, college faculty are deeply dedicated pedagogues supporting students' success in their musical endeavors—whether their passion is to teach, perform, compose, research or rethink music entirely!

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Management of all front-end admissions procedures: using a variety of communications tools and outreach efforts to produce robust inquiry and applicant pools annually through development and implementation of a comprehensive recruitment plan.
  • Responsible for coordinating prospective student visits, managing the scheduling of auditions, and organizing audition days in addition to supervising organization of CU Music Day (fall) and College of Music Open House (spring).
  • Serve as a visible member of the University in order to manage long-range applicant pools throughout potential student’s middle and high school career, including representation of the College at campus wide admissions events and performing arts recruiting fairs, and visiting key partner high schools periodically.
  • In support of the Associate Deans for undergraduate and graduate studies and academic affairs staff members, participate in back-end admissions procedures, including systematic follow-up communications to admitted students.
  • Assist the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in assessing the effectiveness of current recruitment strategies and create new systems to assist the faculty in its local, regional, national, and international recruiting efforts. Coordinate events that serve recruitment (such as visits from high school music ensembles).
  • Serve on the College’s essential communications team and assist with developing content for advertising, printed materials, and web based communications directed at prospective students.
What You Should Know
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position will work a hybrid format, with some in person work and some remote work each week.
What We Can Offer
  • Salary range is for this appointment is $60,000 - $70,000 annually.
  • Limited relocation assistance is available.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Bachelor’s degree in music, communications, business/marketing, or a related field, and at least three years of relevant, full time work experience. Some work experience in Admissions is required.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree.
What You Will Need
  • Excellent public speaking, conversational and written communication skills.
  • A strong sense of technological proficiency to support web based admissions programs, and electronic and social media based communications with prospective students.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Preferred qualifications include master’s degree in related field, at least one degree in music and/or significant, advanced experiences in music, and five years of work experience in a relevant higher education administrative setting, such as music or admissions. Music experience is encouraged but optional.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement:
    • "Our College recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice."

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 5, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

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Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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