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Admissions Counselor - Graduate & International

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

Position Title
Admissions Counselor – Graduate & International
The Opportunity

The Admissions Team welcomes invitations for an Admissions Counselor – Graduate & International. The role is a highly visible professional responsible for: increasing awareness of the traditional and online graduate programs at Colorado School of Mines, with prospective international students; increasing the quality and quantity of international applications for graduate programs; and increasing enrollment in specific programs at Mines. The Admissions Counselor – Graduate & International works under the direction of the Associate Director of Admissions – Graduate Recruitment and in close coordination with the graduate recruitment team, the undergraduate international admissions counselor and the Executive Director of Admissions. The position will also collaborate closely with the Assistant Vice President for Online Education, Dean of Graduate Studies, and the Global Education team.

The graduate programs at Mines are built, managed, and supported by world-class Mines faculty and staff who create relevant and innovative courses for an exceptional educational experience. Currently, Mines offers ~30 graduate programs, ranging in degree types from certificates through PhD’s, with new program expansion in 2023. The Office of Admissions provides enrollment management for both undergraduate and graduate students at Colorado School of Mines. The Office of Admissions is functionally divided into three areas: Recruiting, Marketing and Communications, and Systems. The work unit in which this position functions is primarily Graduate Recruiting. This operating unit is responsible for providing services needed by prospective graduate students, applicants to graduate school, and incoming graduate students at Mines.


The Graduate Recruiter must function with a high degree of independence in decision making to allow for timely and, often, individualized attention and service to online graduate prospects, applicants, and incoming students.

Graduate student recruitment (70%)
  • Implementing the recruiting campaign, including but not limited to: conducting recruiting events at specific universities and conferences; hosting webinars, information sessions, and events; building connections with international organizations; using digital communications, all to achieve the set-out goals for applicants and enrollees for international graduate recruitment
  • Work closely with the Study Portals platform and other software to drive applications and enrollment in specific programs
  • Leading on-campus/off-campus recruitment activities including graduate fairs, university visits, conferences, and corporate visits for international graduate recruitment
  • Developing and enhancing relationships/connections to “feeder” organizations and companies for the various graduate programs at Mines for international graduate recruitment
  • Working with Admissions Marketing and Communications, Systems and various campus constituencies, to ensure all prospective applicants, current applicants, and enrolling students are communicated with promptly and provided high-quality and clear service.
  • Making admissions decisions on applications to designated graduate programs.
  • Serving as the first point of contact and admissions counselor to prospective international graduate students.
  • Coordinate a small number of graduate student ambassadors for specified programs
  • Some extensive seasonal travel (~25%).
  • Provide in-person tours for prospective students and families
  • Assist with primary admissions recruitment events for all audiences
Graduate recruitment plan development (30%)
  • Develop, in coordination with Admissions leadership, and implement an international graduate student recruiting campaign to achieve recruitment goals
  • Create and utilize data reports to identify applicant/application trends, develop recruiting strategies, and project enrollment numbers.
  • Meet with faculty and department heads to understand and promote programs and work with Admissions Marketing and Communications to develop marketing/recruitment strategies
  • Provide relevant data to support new application generation strategies and outreach
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of experience in recruiting professionals and/or college students or experience in customer service or in a sales, marketing, public relations, or educational environment. Any work experience obtained through an internship, co-op or graduate school can count towards this two year minimum.
  • Strong written and oral communications.
  • Willingness and ability for overnight & international travel.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience in building strategies to meet goals, implementing strategies, and revising strategies based on progress towards goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with various constituencies to achieve strategic goals.
  • Experience in admissions, marketing or communications.
  • Experience with CRM databases, such as Slate or Salesforce.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and effectively with diverse individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.
About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$50,000 - $55,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits .
How to Apply
Review of applications will be ongoing. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at with any questions about this opportunity.
Background Investigation Required

Advertised: Aug 19, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time
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