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Undergraduate Recruitment and New Student Program Coordinator

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


College of Arts and Sciences


University of Colorado - Boulder

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Position Description

The Academic Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences is welcoming applications for an Undergraduate Recruitment and New Student Program Coordinator. The purpose of this position is to oversee and direct strategies and activities that optimize admissions by attracting high-quality students to the College of Arts and Sciences. This position will serve as the point of contact for prospective and incoming undergraduate students. Other activities include managing the University and College systems related to New Student Welcome processing and review, providing admissions related support and information to prospective students and oversight of recruitment events. This position works closely with the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success to manage the recruitment initiatives, monitor applications, and provide accurate and timely reporting to department chairs, program directors, and administration on admissions and enrollment goals. Develops and implements programming for the recruitment of new students to the College of Arts & Sciences, the outreach to campus and external units regarding A&S courses and initiatives, and the welcoming and persistence of students within A&S. This position will provide front-line advising for prospective students and their families, as well as Intra-University Transfer (IUT) students.


Academic Advising

  • Advise a caseload of students, as determined by unit need.
  • Provide ad hoc and peak-time advising coverage.
  • Provide individual scheduled and walk-in advising opportunities.
  • Support various tasks such as orientation, graduation confirmation, commencement ceremony, probation and suspension, advising non-A&S students, preparing and presenting oral presentations, and acting as an outreach resource to the rest of campus or community.


  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions to generate an applicant pool and enroll a class that meets the college’s strategic needs.
  • Oversee and implement recruitment, programming, travel, communication, and customer service for prospective students to the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Develop and implement targeted recruitment efforts by attending onsite, local, and national events for recruitment.
  • Create programming to build relationships with Colorado high schools to cultivate student and staff knowledge of and interest in the academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Support the intra-university transfer (IUT) process, providing stronger recruiting/programming for current CU-Boulder students who are curious about, and interested in transferring into A&S.
  • Assist with and present at Admissions Events (Summer Sampler, Talented Scholars Day, Focused Friday, Explore CU/Be Boulder for a Day, Admitted Student Day).Community Collaboration Maintain liaison relationships with campus partners including: New Student & Family Programs, Athletics, RAPs, SASC, Norlin/Boettcher Scholars, Registrar and Admissions.
  • Develop visibility for A&S within the state through events or presentations at K-12 schools.
  • Create strategies and materials to foster positive branding for the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Establish and maintain working relationship with Athletics, Housing and Dining Services, CUE, RAPs, SASC; lead registration workshops, provide advising, coordinate New Student Welcome (NSW) support.New Student Onboarding Develop and implement effective onboarding events for incoming A&S students.
  • Lead and organize events like the Majors Fair, May Day, and/or Academic Resource Fair.
  • Identify and develop programs to support student enrollment and retention within the college, helping to build strategies for success of students.
  • Manage advisor assignments and appointment tracking throughout NSW season; manage the advisor assignment transition for FY students.
  • Coordinate Welcome Days activities; present and facilitate as needed.
  • Staff events for international student orientation and registration labs for all students.

Application Information

Please apply by date December 21, 2017.If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at A current resume.2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-11979.Please do not upload references at this time.

Institution Information

The Academic Advising Center is the primary source of support to students in the College of Arts and Sciences, guiding them to identify, develop, pursue, and attain meaningful educational and personal goals. The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The College of Arts and Sciences comprises a vast spectrum of studies in the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Additional Information

The starting salary range for this position starts at $47,500, commensurate with experience

Contact Information


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 2 years’ professional work experience in higher education in student recruitment, admissions, advising, or related field.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in education, counseling, management, or a related field.
  • Experience in successfully initiating and implementing organizational change.
  • Experience interacting with parents of college students.
  • Familiarity with university’s student information systems (e.g. Campus Solutions, Singularity, etc.).
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work will with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.