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Assistant Director of International Admission

University of Denver
Denver, CO
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
The Enrollment Division at the University of Denver (DU), which consists of Undergraduate Admission, International Student Admission and Financial Aid, works to attract, enroll, and cultivate an optimal mix of vibrant and intellectually motivated students who will enrich the composition of our learning community and go on to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Recognizing education as a means of individual and societal transformation, our vision is to inspire, guide, and support prospective and current students as leaders and scholars who will positively impact their communities. In our daily work, the enrollment team is guided by these values: intentional and informed decisions; integrity; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration; fiscal responsibility; spirit; clear and thoughtful communication; and exceptional quality service. As an educational and research community, DU values curiosity, intellectual freedom, and open communication. DU respects individual differences and embraces civil discourse. DU promotes caring and close individual attention. DU is a community distinguished by inclusiveness, collaboration, responsiveness, and accountability. As such, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Position Summary

The admission counseling staff identifies, evaluates and cultivates prospective students for the University of Denver. This includes extensive travel in the fall and some travel in the spring to recruit in an assigned territory, including visiting high schools and attending college fairs. You will evaluate applications for admission, meet with students individually and present to groups of high school students. A critical part of this communication includes informing prospective students about academic programs and financial considerations at DU.

The Assistant Director of Admission manages all recruiting aspects of an assigned territory, including extensive international travel in the fall and spring. You will be responsible for building strong relationships with students, parents, school counselors and community-based organizations. Assistant Directors review applications and determine whether an applicant is academically prepared to succeed at DU (based on assessment of the students' curriculum, grades, test scores, essay, recommendations, activities, etc.) in a culturally sensitive and informed manner. Along with the entire Enrollment Division, Assistant Directors share responsibility to attract excellent students by being sensitive to, and understanding, the diverse academic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds of students. The position will assist in the development, implementation, and coordination of the recruitment efforts to build and attract a diverse student population. Within our admission counseling staff, we have a strong career promotion structure: Assistant Directors are considered for promotion to Associate Directors after two to three years of service.

In addition to the recruiting duties listed above, the Assistant Director of Admission will serve on specific committees or projects as needed within the division. This may include communication planning, campus visit programming, virtual recruitment and marketing, credential evaluation, application review task forces, data analysis, and the supervision of student employees.

Essential Functions

Assistant Directors allot their work time as follows:
  • 50% Territory Management/Counseling Duties
  • 40-50% Team Responsibility
  • 0-10% Supervision
  • Knowledge of DU: Have extensive knowledge of, and remain current on, the University of Denver's academic and degree programs, clubs and organizations, extracurricular and support programs and other key campus characteristics.
  • Territory Management: Counselors must creatively develop unique and innovative strategies on a yearly basis to maximize potential in each territory. Manage a territory by evaluating and implementing the best course of action to connect with students (what to do, where to recruit, methods to be used, etc.) in a way that is unique to that territory.
  • Relationship Management: Maintain consistent contact with constituents throughout the process, including students, parents, guidance counselors, advisors and community-based organizations, as well as DU campus partners.
  • Read Applications: Review applications from students who have applied from their assigned territories and be responsible for assessing the "match" of a student and determining whether an applicant is academically prepared to succeed at DU (based on assessment of the student's curriculum, grades, test scores, essay, recommendations, activities, etc.).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Communicate your message effectively with excellent written, verbal and speaking skills to connect with diverse audiences.
  • Intercultural communication skills sufficient to work with diverse audiences of various English-language ability.
  • Present information in an easy-to-understand, engaging and professional manner that conveys your message with clarity and skill.
  • Use your commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity that illustrates an ability to work with all intersectional identities while appreciating cultural differences; develop a trusting and affirming rapport with individuals from varying racial ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Respond promptly and in a compelling manner to inquiries from students, parents, advisors, other departments and team members, putting their needs before other daily tasks.
  • Use your understanding of the value of a DU education, curricula offered at DU and basic student needs to hone your skills as an effective recruiter.
  • Approach each day with a strategy that prioritizes competing interests within your constituent base of prospective students, their families and the academic and administrative departments that support them.
  • Use your relationship management skills to better contribute, collaborate, think critically, act independently and be accountable to your teams and constituents.
  • Resolve issues with prospective students and their parents right away; facilitate conversation and collaboration with other departments using your superb communication skills.
  • Ability to work evenings & weekends, travel in and out-of-state, and develop relationships as needed during heavy recruitment seasons.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two-three years of experience (or related master's degree) in work or volunteering related to admission, international education, recruiting, college access, advising, sales or marketing ideally in a higher education setting (may include student employment).
  • Valid Driver's License
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with or Familiarity with specializations like print, social media, programming for traditionally underrepresented populations, CRM, application operations, developing communication for diverse markets.
  • Prior exposure to with staff or budget management
  • Proficiency or fluency in a second language, preference in Spanish
Working Environment
Standard office environment. Noise level is quiet to moderate.
Physical Activities
Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. with assistance. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In accordance with the University's flexible work policy, this position is eligible to be considered for partial remote work. Further details regarding this plan will be determined with the hiring manager and are dependent on the division and team specific needs.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 12, 2024.

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 8.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $52,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non-Discrimination-Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: December 22, 2023
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