Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid, Director/Executive/Management

Position Title: Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment
The Opportunity:

The Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment will promote the general goals and mission of Colorado School of Mines through the recruitment, admission and enrollment of a qualified and diverse undergraduate student body.  The Assistant Director provides supervision and strategic oversight for undergraduate recruitment and outreach from general prospective student populations as well as special populations such as under-represented students, transfer students and scholars. The position will engage in undergraduate prospective student recruitment efforts, through actively communicating the benefits of a Mines education to prospective students, their parents, counselors and other community organizations. The Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment will visit high schools, community colleges, colleges and other areas that support student recruitment, advise prospective students and their families on admissions to Mines and will evaluate applications for admissions. 


Strategic Recruitment Planning and Supervision:

  • Oversight of recruitment activity to support undergraduate admissions.
  • Utilize data to develop recruitment plans and set recruitment schedules. 
  • Cultivate relationships with student recruitment influencers such as counselors, teachers, and access professionals. 
  • Supervise four administrative faculty positions: Two Admissions Counselors, a Transfer Enrollment Coordinator and Scholar Relations Coordinator. 

Recruitment, Admission and Enrollment: 

  • Represent Mines at scheduled college day/night programs/events throughout Colorado. 
  • Individual visits to selected high schools throughout the academic year, and in these schools, serve as the primary Admissions Office contact for counselors and students interested in Mines.
  • Independently make admission decisions and then counsel students on those decisions.
  • Meet with prospective students and their families as part of the Admissions Office on-campus, individual and small group tour and information session program.
  • Provide support and coordination for on-campus visitation programs hosted by Admissions.
  • Represent Mines through involvement with professional or community organizations that promote a similar mission to that of Mines Admissions Office.  
  • Evening and weekend work will be expected of this position.

Recruitment Management, Reporting and Evaluation: 

  • Coordinate the evaluation of recruitment and outreach activities in undergraduate admissions. 
  • Utilize data to inform recommendations regarding where resources should be directed to meet enrollment goals.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Progressive experience in college admissions or college student services.  
  • A valid driver’s license, and current, valid personal auto insurance.  
  • Experience with personnel supervision.
  • Record of effective collaboration with other campus offices.
  • Strong project management, resourcefulness, use of good judgement, and the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Successful facilitation of projects as a member of a core team.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, responsibilities, and programs simultaneously.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant demonstrated experience managing an admissions recruitment team.
  • Experience utilizing the use of data to inform decisions.
  • Experience utilizing a CRM for college admissions; preferably Slate.  
  • Master’s degree.
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:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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