Admissions Counselor – Graduate & International
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
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
- 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
- Making admissions decisions on applications to designated
- Serving as the first point of contact and admissions counselor
to prospective international graduate students.
- Coordinate a small number of graduate student ambassadors for
- Some extensive seasonal travel (~25%).
- Provide in-person tours for prospective students and
- Assist with primary admissions recruitment events for all
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
- 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
About Mines & Golden, CO
- Knowledge and experience in building strategies to meet goals,
implementing strategies, and revising strategies based on progress
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.
$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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
questions about this opportunity.
Background Investigation Required
Aug 19, 2022 Mountain Daylight Time