Enrollment Manager (Advisor), University College

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Academic Advising

The University of Denver has the distinction of being the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, giving it a tradition of 150 years of academic excellence. The University of Denver college of professional and continuing studies, University College, is a leader in adult education, providing fully accredited and affordable educational experiences specifically designed for busy adults.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Enrollment Management, the Enrollment Manager is responsible for meeting enrollment goals by developing, planning, executing, and managing student recruitment activities for assigned academic programs, including inquiry/applicant follow-up, recruitment events, and engagement with external and community organizations. The position is also responsible for meeting student retention and enrollment benchmarks in assigned programs by pro-actively providing superior, student-centered academic coaching and advising on issues directly and indirectly related to students academic planning, progress, and performance.

As the primary enrollment manager for their program(s), the position manages a recruitment budget, including determining spending channels/allocation, and is responsible for making effective independent decision making that advances enrollment performance.

Essential Functions

  • Student Recruitment Management
    • Provide leadership in student recruitment for assigned programs by developing an annual recruitment plan and meeting or exceeding term and annual recruitment goals.
    • Pro-actively and assertively contact inquiries through a variety of communication channels, and cultivate/enhance enrollment interest through the point of application and after acceptance.
    • Meet with prospective students.
    • Determine and understand prospective student needs, educational and career interests/goals, other germane information, and offer compelling connections between those goals and enrollment in UCOL programs.
    • Effectively use customer relationship management software to support and enhance recruitment outreach, including documenting student contacts, setting future appointments/contacts, communicating with inquiry groups, etc.
    • Develop reports and monitor data to track recruitment performance and enhance recruitment strategies (e.g. yield management, forecasting, etc.) in assigned programs.
    • Develop, execute, and assess monthly recruitment webinars for prospective students.
    • Collaborate with appropriate academic director to develop, execute, and assess an annual recruitment-event plan that maximizes prospective student interest and inquiries for assigned programs, including national/industry trade shows, corporate HR fairs, job and education fairs, professional/industry meetings and events, etc.
    • Effectively and professionally represent DU/UCOL at events and, as needed, transport, set-up, and dismantle recruitment booth solutions.
    • Create and maintain relationships and partnerships in the professional communities of assigned programs to build awareness of DU/University College and drive student recruitment.
    • Manages annual recruitment budget for assigned programs, and ensures expenses do not exceed budget.
    • Develop, execute, and assess monthly recruitment webinars for prospective students.
    • Knowledgeable about academic content within assigned academic program(s), is aware of industry events/trends/employment within assigned programs, and knowledge of regulatory and professional processes and policies governing DU-specific, federal financial aid, veterans affairs, and international students.
    • Knowledgeable about all University College programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Goal-oriented, entrepreneurial, and self-starter.
  • Strong leadership skills is effective leading projects/initiatives, and collaborates easily with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Effective at working independently.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to improve performance and processes.
  • Anticipate challenges/issues, develops appropriate and effective solutions, and executes them.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including ability to write effective student recruitment correspondence and internal communication, and effectively present information in informal and public (including large group) settings.
  • Understanding of adult learning styles and preferences, of graduate/continuing professional education, organizational culture of colleges and universities, and appreciation for academic policies and procedures.
  • Ability to navigate effectively within constraints.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence, and strong intercultural appreciation and awareness.
  • Strong analytical, critical, and creative thinking ability.
  • Strong work ethic, high level of professionalism, and can effectively manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong data analysis orientation, including collecting, evaluating and interpreting, and using data to inform decision-making.
  • Enjoys and is proficient using computer/technological solutions, including Microsoft Office suite, customer relationship management software, texting, Skype, GoToMeeting, etc.
  • Must be enthusiastic about out-of-town travel, able to transport short distances up to 95 lbs., and set-up and dismantle large recruitment booths.
  • Must have access to a car and a clean driving record.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of educational recruitment, student coaching, or applicable sales experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree
  • Experience recruiting and coaching graduate/adult students

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evenings and weekends as required. 

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on February 17, 2020.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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

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