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Assistant Director of Admission OR Senior Assistant Director of Admission

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MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: 645
Job Title: Assistant Director of Admission OR Senior Assistant Director of Admission
Working Title:
Position Type: Exempt, Full-Time
Annual Hours 2080
Base Months 12
Department: Admission Office
Summary Description

This posting will serve to fill either an Assistant Director OR a Senior Assistant Director of Admission, depending on the top candidate’s qualifications.

Either position will serve as a member of a team of committed professionals responsible for recruiting and enrolling a highly talented and diverse incoming class from secondary schools in the U.S. and abroad, with the goal of enriching the quality of intellectual engagement, extracurricular life, and diversity of the Colorado College community. In addition to generalist duties outlined below and depending on the candidate’s strengths and experience, this position could fill the following roles in the office:
• Serve as a member of the multicultural recruitment team with a focus on outreach and recruitment to the African American community, assisting with planning and executing group visit programs, representing the Office of Admission for local college access programs such as El Pomar College Readiness, Educating Children of Color and the African American Youth Leadership program and building/cultivating relationships with local, regional and national community based organizations.
• Oversee major on-campus events and programs including Fall and Admitted Student Open Houses or counselor visit programs
• Co-lead the transfer recruitment, outreach and application evaluation process
• Assist with the Division III athletic review process
• Assist with the development and operation of the Alumni Volunteer Program

The Senior Assistant Director position draws upon greater professional experience to serve as a leader in the Office of Admission and assumes responsibilities in key areas of the Office of Admission operation.

Band: 5
Responsibilities:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
• Serve as initial point of contact for students seeking enrollment.
• Build strong relationships with high school students and their families, high school counseling staff, and community organizations.
• Cultivate key relationships and partnerships with external constituents in a primary market; travel six to eight weeks during key recruitment periods.
• Conduct on-campus and off-campus interviews with prospective students, manage alumni representatives.
• Coordinate and carry out recruiting efforts for targeted populations by working with alumni, other CC departments, schools, colleges, and community programs.
• Lead information sessions for prospective students and their families.
• Read admission applications as a lead reader capable of making final admission decisions on applicants; provide context and analysis on the pool and market; lead sub-committee review; participate in full committee conversation.
• Develop, lead and implement effective yield activities for admitted students.
• Lead a key divisional program/project team; manage other staff on those programs/projects.
• Develop, plan, implement, and assess an ambitious set of recruiting, selection, and enrollment initiatives, goals, and marketing strategies; prepare regular reports.
• Directs the work of other professional staff on a frequent basis, may supervise larger student programs.
• Assume budget responsibility for programs, projects, and travel territory.
• Support with recruitment data analysis and query building for communications purposes.

SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
• Serve as initial point of contact for students seeking enrollment.
• Build strong relationships with high school students and their families, high school counseling staff, and community organizations.
• Cultivate key relationships and partnerships with external constituents in a primary market; travel six to eight weeks during key recruitment periods.
• Conduct on-campus and off-campus interviews with prospective students, manage alumni representatives.
• Coordinate and carry out recruiting efforts for targeted populations by working with alumni, other CC departments, schools, colleges, and community programs.
• Lead information sessions for prospective students and their families.
• Read admission applications as a lead reader capable of making final admission decisions on applicants; provide context and analysis on the pool and market; lead sub-committee review; participate in full committee conversation.
• Develop, lead and implement effective yield activities for admitted students.
• Lead a key divisional program/project team; manage other staff on those programs/projects.
• Develop, plan, implement, and assess an ambitious set of recruiting, selection, and enrollment initiatives, goals, and marketing strategies; prepare regular reports.
• Directs the work of other professional staff on a frequent basis, may supervise larger student programs.
• Assume budget responsibility for programs, projects, and travel territory.
• Serve as a regional territory manager responsible for the development of overarching strategy and coordination of travel planning, alumni volunteer engagement and recruitment activities for a large region within the U.S. for domestic recruitment or continental area for International Recruitment.
• Provide timely updates to college counselors from key schools explaining the nuances of our process and providing contextualization of the applicant pool.
• Plan group travel activities for a particular region including negotiation of location and expenses with partner schools, determining appropriate event space and frequency of travel and development of an effective program for such events.
• Coordinate and implement recruiting efforts in primary markets for targeted populations by working with alumni, other CC departments, schools, colleges, and community programs.
• Determine appropriate messaging development for segmented groups or specialized presentations.
• Lead a key divisional program/project team not limited to but could include visitation team, multicultural recruitment team, data team, admission training committee, transfer committee, wait list committee or recruitment travel planning team; manage other staff and ensure accountability in regards to these programs/projects areas.
• Supervision of a student employee program (Fellows, Student Ambassadors, PAWS, Front Desk Interns, Overall Student Employment Experience) and as necessary temporary staff;
• Serve as a mentor and informal leader to newer or less experienced staff members
• Provide counsel and recommendations to Associate Directors or Directors regarding recruitment file review evaluation decisions, and other department matters.
• Serve as a member of the Office of Admission Extended Leadership Team serving to increase workplace excellence through the development of a mentoring culture, admission/divisional retreat planning, morale boosting activities, and training / professional development activities.

Additional Responsibilities:

BOTH POSITIONS
o Support and contribute to the goal of achieving greater diversity at Colorado College and work effectively with the many constituencies in a college environment.
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe situations and accidents; following college procedures; and participating in appropriate safety training.
o Act in a socially responsible manner and model environmental sustainability by exercising financial prudence, using college resources wisely, and supporting ecological initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of directly related experience; must be able to understand, articulate and advance the mission of a liberal arts institution and the value of the college’s unique approach to education; strong ability to independently manage projects and programs to successful outcomes; proven record of sound judgment and problem resolution; ability to project a professional demeanor in all circumstances; commitment to and engagement in the recruitment and enrollment of students of color and international student populations; strong organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent reading comprehension; ability to work independently; sensitivity to multicultural, socioeconomic and regional differences among students from diverse backgrounds; exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with prospective applicants, parents, and high school counselors and co-workers; proven ability in meeting project deadlines, conduct in-depth statistical analysis of project and program results, developing and maintaining program and project budgets; the ability to maintain confidentiality; sound judgment; develop an authentic commitment to and knowledge of the college’s mission; willing to work in a fast-paced office environment and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the college; ability to travel up to eight weeks throughout the year, and work evenings and weekends when required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by Colorado College’s motor vehicle insurance carrier.

SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 4 years of related admission or college counseling experience; must be able to understand, articulate and advance the mission of a liberal arts institution and the value of the college’s unique approach to education; demonstrated understanding of the nuances of the selective college admission process; demonstrated leadership and mentorship ability; demonstrated advanced decision making ability; strong ability to independently manage projects and programs to successful outcomes; proven record of sound judgment and problem resolution; ability to project a professional demeanor in all circumstances; commitment to and engagement in the recruitment and enrollment of students of color and international student populations; strong organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent reading comprehension; sensitivity to multicultural, socioeconomic and regional differences among students from diverse backgrounds; exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with prospective applicants, parents, and high school counselors and co-workers; conducting in-depth statistical analysis of project and program results, developing and maintaining program and project budgets; the ability to maintain confidentiality; willing to work in a fast-paced office environment and demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, administrators, staff, and students at the College; ability to travel up to eight weeks throughout the year, and work evenings and weekends when required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by Colorado College’s motor vehicle insurance carrier.

Preferred Qualifications:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Master’s degree in a related field; three or more years of related experience in admission or a higher educational setting; experience with holistic file review and selective college admission; supervisory experience. Bilingual in any language. Proficient in Technolutions Slate software.

SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Master’s degree in a related field with 5 or more years of related admission or college counseling experience; experience with holistic file review and selective college admission; supervisory experience. Bilingual in any language. Proficient in Technolutions Slate software.

Posting Date: 05/17/2017
Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time): 06/07/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher level of education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least two years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the ability to travel up to 8 weeks throughout the year and work evenings and weekends as required?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents