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Graduate Recruiter-Underground Engineering Programs

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

Position Title
Graduate Recruiter-Underground Engineering Programs
The Opportunity

The Graduate Recruiter – Underground Engineering Programs is a highly visible professional within the Admission Office and is responsible for: increasing awareness of the underground engineering graduate programs at Colorado School of Mines; increasing the quality and quantity of applications to the underground engineering graduate programs; and increasing enrollment in the underground engineering graduate programs at Mines, with strategic focus on North American students. The Graduate Student Recruiter is also responsible for building and managing the UTCE Student Ambassador Program to support overall graduate recruitment with a specialized focus on underground engineering programs. The Graduate Student Recruiter works under the direction of the Associate Director of Admissions – Graduate Recruitment.

Underground engineering involves the planning, design, construction and operation of underground space, structures and facilities, including for example: tunnels for highway, rail, water supply, wastewater and sewer; space and structures for underground train stations, theaters, parking garages, wineries; and facilities such as data storage, secure military space, etc. While the majority of underground engineering supports civil infrastructure, underground engineering also spans military, mining and energy applications. The field of underground engineering is growing and Colorado School of Mines is a global leader in education and research in field. A number of graduate degree programs feed into underground engineering. The primary programs are Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering (UCTE), Civil-Geotechnical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering. In addition, Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics play a significant role in Underground Engineering.

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 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 and function to allow for timely and, often, individualized attention and service to prospective underground engineering program graduate students, graduate applicants and incoming graduate students. The Graduate Recruiter must also develop and support the Graduate Student Ambassador Program. Note: All the responsibilities listed below are essential to the job.

Graduate student recruitment (45%)

  • Implementing the recruiting campaign, including but not limited to: conducting recruiting events; building connections with civil, geological, mining and mechanical programs at other universities; hosting visitation events at Mines; using digital communications, all to achieve the set-out goals for applicants and enrollees.
  • Leading on-campus/off-campus recruitment activities including graduate fairs, university visits, conferences, and corporate visits
  • Developing and enhancing relationships/connections to “feeder” institutions/departments, faculty and companies globally
  • Working with various campus constituencies, to ensure all prospective applicants, current applicants, and enrolling students are communicated with promptly and provided high-quality and clear service.
  • Overseeing and managing program budget(s) through identification and prioritization of expenditures in line with university budget practices and processes
  • Serving as the first point of contact to prospective graduate students who have particular interest in the underground engineering programs at Mines, providing admission information and program- specific information.
  • Significant overnight travel.

Program Supervision (30%)

  • Recruit, train, monitor, supervise and evaluate the students within the Graduate Student Ambassador Program which is made up of 5-10 current students who represent and promote Mines to prospective students, especially in the underground engineering programs.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a diverse, dynamic and well-trained group of student ambassadors.
  • Lead and coordinate training as well as individualized student coaching and mentoring.

Graduate recruitment plan development (15%)

  • Developing a graduate student recruiting campaign to achieve established recruitment goals. The recruiting campaign is aimed at current undergraduate and Master’s students (primarily North American) as well as industry professionals.
  • Creating and utilizing data reports to identify applicant/application trends, develop and implement recruiting strategies and forecast enrollment.

Assessment (5%)

  • Continually assessing the effectiveness of the recruiting campaign and revising/redesigning as needed to meet the recruiting goals.
  • Creating reports to show results of recruiting efforts

Additional responsibilities

Performs other duties as assigned (5%).

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, marketing, communications or related field.
  • Experience in recruiting professionals and/or college students, graduate student recruiting experience preferred, OR experience in customer service and/or in a sales environment, an academic setting preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong written and oral communications.
  • Willingness and ability for overnight travel.
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in building strategies to meet goals, implementing strategies, and revising strategies based on progress towards goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with various constituencies to achieve strategic goals.
  • Experience in promotions or marketing.
  • Experience in budget management, data analysis, and reporting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management and time management skills.
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and effectively with diverse individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
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

$48,000 - $52,500

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

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. 

Review of applications will begin on 11/8/2021. Contact for questions.

Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. 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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