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Admissions Counselor

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid, Other

Position Title
Admissions Counselor - Undergraduate Recruitment
The Opportunity

The Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment is a full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty exempt position based on-campus in the Office of Admissions at Colorado School of Mines. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and is a member of the Undergraduate Recruitment Team. The Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment will promote the goals and mission of Mines through the recruitment, admission, and enrollment of qualified and diverse undergraduate students. This position will provide direct service for the academic support of prospective, new and continuing students, encourage and support student participation in all the campus community has to offer, academically and socially, and emphasize student retention to graduation.

This position is primarily responsible for visiting high schools and community colleges, advising prospective students and their families on admission to Mines, evaluating applications for admission, encouraging enrollment and other general Admissions Office activities, and will thoroughly engage in undergraduate recruitment efforts through actively communicating the benefits of a Mines education to prospective students, their parents, counselors, and other community organizations.
  • Recruitment, Admission and Enrollment: (75% - essential function) The Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment will represent Mines at scheduled college day/night programs/events and fairs throughout Colorado. On occasion, travel outside the state is necessary. In addition, this position is responsible for individual visits to selected high schools and community colleges throughout the academic year. The Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment will serve as the primary Admissions Office contact for counselors and students interested in Mines at these schools.

This position is responsible for independently making admission decisions and counseling students on the decisions of the Freshman Admissions Evaluation Team. The Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment will work closely with Mines academic and administrative faculty and other personnel to facilitate the successful recruitment, admission, and enrollment of new students to Mines, with particular focus on prospective populations that are the strongest pipelines for the recruitment of diverse students. This position will routinely meet with prospective students and their families as part of the Admissions Office on-campus, individual and campus tour program. Advisement normally includes a review of students’ academic progress and a candid assessment of students’ potential for admission and scholarship consideration. This position regularly counsels students and parents and serves as the key liaison to the high school guidance and external community organizations that serve the prospective student pipelines before and after admission, including through orientation and after enrollment.

Additionally, the Admissions Counselor – Undergraduate Recruitment will provide support for the fall and spring on-campus visitation programs hosted by Admissions. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to student registration, program set-up, presentation moderation and assisting in the preparation of marketing materials for the programs. The position may be asked to support other campus programs, such as high school counselor visits, counselor workshops, teacher enhancement programs, new student and parent orientation, as well as represent Mines through involvement with professional or community organizations that promote a similar mission to that of the Mines Office of Admissions.  Evening and weekend work are expected for this position.

  • Recruitment Programs/Event Planning: (15% - essential function) The Admissions Counselor-Undergraduate Recruitment will be tasked with a pivotal event planning responsibility. This position is responsible for behind-the-scenes program development, planning and day-of execution for several admissions programs/events. Some of these events may be geared toward a specific student population/type, held on or off-campus, and with a goal of recruiting and yielding the incoming class. These events will require working with campus partners at Mines, outside vendors and managing program budgets.

  • Additional Duties: (10% - essential function) Although Admissions operates on a seasonal ‘cycle,’ a lot of our work is subject to some unpredictability. The Admissions Counselor-Undergraduate Recruitment needs to be able to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the office and university. All other duties as assigned are a part of the admissions/higher education workplace.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Moderate amounts of demonstrated experience working with students, including those from socially, racially, and ethnically diverse populations, within a student services office at a high school, pre-collegiate program, community college or college setting.
  • Strong public speaking, written and oral communication skills.
  • Applicants must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and be highly detail oriented.
  • Travel needs of the position require successful applicants to be experienced working independently as well as within a team. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bilingual with Spanish is a plus.
  • Prior experience in a community college, college or university admissions office.
  • Familiarity with integrated student information systems (i.e., Banner or similar system), constituent relationship management systems (i.e., Slate or a similar system), as well as word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. 
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 begin on July 1 and continue until filled. 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, Recruiter, at with any questions about this opportunity. 
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or exemption because of a medical or religious exclusion. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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