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Assistant Director of Admission- Out-of-State

University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Summary

The Office of Admissions at CU Boulder welcomes applications for an Assistant Director of Admission, Out-of-State. Based in Boulder with out of state travel required. This position is responsible for representing University of Colorado Boulder to various constituents including prospective students, family members, high school counselors, on-and-off campus partners and community leaders. This individual will be responsible for assisting in the development of a recruitment strategy in a designated regional territory. They will execute a wide range of off-campus recruitment activities including high school visits, college fairs, area receptions and individual meetings. In addition to these off-campus activities, they will host and support on-campus programming including daily presentations and campus events overseen by the Virtual and On-Campus Programs team. This position will evaluate domestic first year applications. A passion for results and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a team-focused and heavily performance driven environment are essential. This position requires an ability to build strong relationships with external partners and campus partners. This position will supervise a minimum of one Admission Counselor and possibly as many as three Admission Counselors.
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

As one of only 35 U.S. public research institutions in the Association of American Universities (AAU), CU Boulder is about realizing the positive impacts of new knowledge.

From offering dozens of exciting programs in a range of academic fields, to serving as one of the world’s most dynamic research and innovation hubs, to working closely through hundreds of public outreach efforts with communities across Colorado and the world, we take pride in helping our students, faculty, staff and partners turn new insights into productive outcomes that change lives.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Responsible for the leadership, management and assessment of efforts for the School Counselor Advisory Board. This position is charged with creating and maintaining the program in collaboration with key university constituents. This will include the overseeing of a budget for at least 1 on-campus advisory meeting. This individual, along with the support task force, implements the program through strategic outreach plan, relationship building and event management. They will also oversee the monthly high school counselor newsletter.
  • Build a recruitment schedule and strategy for an assigned recruitment territory. Regularly pull and analyze historical data to inform recruitment strategy. Extensive travel and sound fiscal management of university resources are expected. Represent CU Boulder at a broad range of events including high school visits, college fairs, and other recruitment activities in this region. Advises and counsels prospects, applicants, and students on University admissions policies, procedures and requirements.
  • Provide admissions-related information to prospective students by telephone, in office appointments and correspondence. Develop and maintain effective communication with constituents in the university, high school, other institutions of higher education, government agencies, community-based organizations and professional organizations regarding the admission of students to CU Boulder.
  • Manages, trains, supervises and evaluates at least one university staff member. As appropriate, may also supervise student staff. Participates in staff development activities including appropriate university workshops, conferences and programs, and state and national professional organizations. This position is a member of the Admissions Supervisor team.
  • Evaluates domestic applications for admission and supporting academic credentials and makes a final admission decision. Develops and maintains strong communication with constituents in the university, high schools, other institutions of higher education, and professional organizations regarding the admission of students to CU Boulder.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What You Should Know
  • This position is based in Boulder, Colorado with travel out of the state required.
  • Hybrid work environment with travel required.
  • Evening and weekend work is required.
What We Can Offer
  • The annual salary for this position is $63,000.

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
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • A minimum of two years of job related and independent management experience.
  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle to meet recruitment expectations.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to work well with high school and college-age students as well as racially and ethnically diverse populations;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team;
  • Familiarity with computing.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Experience in an admission office at a collegiate institution;
  • 1-3 years of campus events experience at an accredited institution;
  • Relevant work in counseling and other student-related activities or in community organizations, secondary schools and educational agencies;
  • Experience in staff supervision;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other computer software;
  • Knowledge of CU Boulder.
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.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by June 4, 2024, for consideration.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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