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Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible

Company:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Category:
Admissions and Enrollment
Type:
Full-Time
Location: Denver, Colorado
Department
Admissions

Salary for Announcement

The minimum of the pay range for this position is $40,000. We anticipate the qualified candidate to be placed between $46,300 - $48,100. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. Additionally, Student Affairs has committed to tying our salaries to an understanding of a living wage. To that end, we will not pay less than $46,300.

The above salary range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Join an Office of Admissions team that is enthusiastic about promoting access to higher education by supporting prospective and incoming Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners. The Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible is a member of the recruitment team within the Office of Admissions and contributes to the MSU Denver Mission to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global and technological society.  

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of High School Outreach and Recruitment, the Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible shares broad recruitment and enrollment responsibilities with other members of the Office of Admissions. This position is a key player in the recruitment and outreach efforts of the university and provides counseling to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students to assist the university in meeting enrollment goals. The Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible is a part of the College Access team within the High School Outreach team in the Office of Admissions.  

The College Access Team is dedicated to implementing meaningful and equitable engagement opportunities for students from historically underserved backgrounds to learn about and begin identifying with a college education. By embedding Counselors in underserved communities, the Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible will facilitate programming for underserved students and families, including Hispanic/Latinx, Black, Indigenous, and other students of color, along with low income and first-generation students who may not otherwise have considered pursuing college after high school.  

Within the Division of Student Affairs, we strive to create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. Rather, it requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a foundation for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

The Admissions Counselor - Pathways to Possible is a temporary, award funded position with funding secured until August/September 2025, and intent to secure additional funding. The continuation of this position will depend on if additional funding can be secured.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

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Duties/Responsibilities

45% - Recruitment & Outreach 
  • Represents MSU Denver at off -campus recruitment opportunities including college fairs, workshops, and community events. 
  • Manages a local and national recruitment territory by maintaining a regular visitation schedule to high schools in assigned regions. 
  • Conducts directed follow-up activities and communications for targeted prospective students, applicants, and newly admitted students via email, text, mail, phone, and CRM system. 
  • Assists with execution of on-campus recruitment related events such as campus visits, group tours and bi-institutional events, and open house. This can entail presenting to large audiences and providing general support for the events. 
  • Facilitates student application and admission by working closely with various MSU Denver student services programs and academic offices. 
  • Exercises professional judgment to interpret University policies to advise prospective and new students about admission procedures, transfer of credits, University policies, the financial aid process, scholarships, program requirements, registration, tuition classification, and available student support services. 
40% - Pathways to Possible Counseling 
  • Provides on-site admission counseling and educational planning to prospective students. Activities include but are not limited to: academic planning, college application process, college essay and resume writing, financial aid and scholarship application processes, and academic goal setting. 
  • Collaborate with Pathways to Possible Student Success coaches to recruit students to the Pathways to Possible program.  
  • Assists with program coordination with an emphasis on serving diverse, underrepresented students, including students of color, and utilizes data for program evaluation and planning. 
  • Assists with the creation of marketing materials and program communications. 
5% - Application Review 
  • Reads and evaluates completed application files and determines admission decisions. 
10% - Additional Duties 
  • Represents the Office of Admissions on internal and external committees and organizations related to the recruitment and admission of students. 
  • Upholds and interprets the standards of ethical practice in university admissions to assist with broad recruitment activities. Assists in preparing surveys and questionnaires distributed by the Office of Admissions to determine our programs and services' effectiveness. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Required Qualifications
  • At least one year's experience working or volunteering with high school-aged youth in an academic or college-preparatory capacity. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in pre-collegiate program planning, college recruiting, admission, or related field. 
  • Experience working or volunteering with diverse, underrepresented populations. 
  • A valid driver's license and dependable transportation, due to required frequent travel for recruiting activities. 
  • Bachelor's degree. 
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or human services. 
  • At least two years' experience working or volunteering with high school-aged youth in an academic or college-preparatory capacity. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in pre-collegiate program planning, college recruiting, admission, or related field. 
  • Experience in outreach and recruitment efforts of underrepresented students including students of color. 
  • Experience using a Student Information System database or Customer Relationship Management system. 
  • Experience giving presentations to large groups. 
  • Experience providing high quality customer service through face-to-face interactions with clients, customers, or students. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking and writing). 
Work Hours 
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Extensive weekend and evening work is required during the fall and spring semesters. <15% Overnight travel.
  • Hybrid and remote work options available with supervisor approval. 
Instructions to Apply

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Career tab within the WorkDay Menu

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email
calcala1@msudenver.edu

Benefits

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at totalrewards@msudenver.edu.

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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