Admissions Counselor - Access Focus

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

Position Title: Admissions Counselor - Access Focus
Job Description:

The position of the Admission Counselor – Access Focus is a 12-month year round position that exists to 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. The Admissions Counselor is primarily responsible for visiting high schools, advising prospective students and their families on admissions to Mines, and evaluating applications for admission, educating the community on the enrollment process, and other general Admissions Office activities. In addition, the Admissions Counselor will serve as the lead Admissions staff person in identifying, developing and facilitating Mines’ student recruitment efforts focusing on access from communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM majors.  The Admissions Counselor will be expected to work collaboratively with the campus community and he or she will routinely be expected to work on weekends and evenings. Extensive travel will be required with many of these activities.

Responsibilities:

Recruitment and outreach:

  • The Admissions Counselor will represent Mines at scheduled college day/night programs throughout Colorado and will schedule individual high school visits to recruit students to Mines.  This position will also build relationships with Community Based Organizations that support post-secondary enrollment. On occasion, travel outside the state is necessary.
  • The Admissions Counselor is assigned to manage and independently coordinate the programming outreach with school districts and Community Based Organizations that have a high percentage of underserved students. This position will support pre-collegiate initiatives at Mines, including summer programs and conferences, specifically for underrepresented students developing future application interest. He or she will also be responsible for tracking and evaluating statistical data on the recruitment of underrepresented students specific to Mines.

Freshmen Application Review

  • The Admissions Counselor will serve as a member of the Freshman Admissions Evaluation Team. The Admissions Counselor 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

On and Off Campus Programming 

  • The Admissions Counselor will routinely meet with prospective students and their families as part of the Admissions Office on-campus, individual and small group tour and information sessions . The position counsels students and parents before and after admission through to enrollment.
  • The Admission Counselor will provide support for the fall and spring on-campus visitation programs hosted by Admissions. 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A valid driver’s license, and current, valid personal auto insurance are required.
  • Moderate amounts of demonstrated experience working in a student services office within a high school, pre-collegiate program or college setting with students including those from socially, racially and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Strong public speaking, written and oral communication skills are a must.
  • Applicants must possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and be highly detail-oriented.
  • Travel needs of the positions require successful applicants to be experienced both working independently as well as within a team.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior experience in a college or university admissions office.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Familiarity with integrated student information systems (i.e., Banner or similar system) and CRM’s (i.e. Slate) as well as word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
How to Apply: 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.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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