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University of Colorado Director of Admissions and Student Affairs in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing - Office of Faculty and Students

Job Title: Director of Admissions and Student Affairs

Position #603347 – Requisition #19825

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  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

College of Nursing - Office of Faculty and Students has an opening for a [full-time] University Staff (unclassified) Director of Admissions and Student Affairs position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here. (

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support for the teaching and/or educational service mission of the university. Functions include academic advising/counseling, student personnel administration, recruitment and admissions, registration, financial aid, faculty affairs, library services, curriculum administration, and others involving direct support of the educational mission of an academic unit.

Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a department, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided. Directors are responsible and accountable for the analysis of fiscal and human resources required to achieve department objectives including hiring, compensation, termination, and performance management of subordinate employees.

The CU College of Nursing is seeking a full-time (1.00 FTE) Director of Admissions and Student Affairs. The Director provides leadership, vision, and accountability for the Admissions and Student Affairs Team (ASA Team) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing. The Director provides collaborative and creative leadership to ensure the overall development of each student as a full member of the College’s community. The Director is responsible for developing, supervising, coordinating and linking the goals and activities of admissions (recruitment, admissions processing, new student orientations, student records), student services (student advising, student advocacy, student governance, student organizations and convocation) and student diversity. As a member of the leadership team, the Director works closely with the College’s Assistant and Associate Deans, Office of Academic Programs, CU Nursing Marketing and Communication, CU Anschutz Admissions & Records, Student Services, the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Bursar's Office, Registrar, and the Graduate School.

The Director provides supervision to the Admissions and Student Affairs Team including setting performance expectations, conducting performance evaluations, approving leave, making work assignments, and performance management.

Examples of Work Performed

VI. Admissions:

  • Work collaboratively with the faculty, provide leadership for a holistic admissions process, from recruitment to matriculation, to ensure a high-quality, diverse student body.

  • Develop state-of-the-art recruitment strategies, evaluate strategies, and modify as needed; ensure strategies are inclusive of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups.

  • Facilitate development and regular review of policy and procedure manuals for admissions and admissions processing.

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure CU College of Nursing is program of choice for potential students.

  • Collaborate with the Graduate School on admissions and progression issues, and retention of the College of Nursing PhD students.

  • Work collaboratively with Office of Academic Programs, faculty, and the Admissions and Student Affairs Team to oversee the development, enhancement and coordination of new student orientations for each of the academic programs (BS, DNP, MS and PhD).

  • Communicate effectively with College faculty and other campus constituencies (e.g. Student Financial Aid, and Records & Admissions, Diversity Office, Bursar's Office, Graduate School) about admissions standards, deadlines, procedures and processes.

  • Foster communication with pipeline institutions to include updated and accurate information on programs, program requirements, admissions policies and procedures, and program prerequisites.

  • Communicate regularly with college academic advisors throughout the state. Provide statistical information on a regular basis to pipeline institutions about the number of applicants, acceptances, and matriculates from their respective institutions.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, create, evaluate, and update marketing materials and approaches, and outreach activities.

VII. Student Diversity, Retention, and Engagement

  • Provide leadership for the College of Nursing in all matters related to student diversity; Uses an emancipatory approach to integrate elements of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into operations of the Admissions and Student Affairs Team.

  • Provide leadership for and communication regarding up-to-date theories and emerging trends that facilitate retention and success for all students.

  • Provide leadership for and implementation of strategies to engage students within the College and university community and profession of nursing.

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a sense of community that supports future alumni engagement.

  • Represents student perspective and the student population on the CU College of Nursing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

VIII. Student Records and Reporting

  • Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures for processing and maintenance of student records in compliance with national, state, and university regulations/policies

  • Ensure the secure and confidential handling and storage of student records following national guidelines, e.g., AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions officers) and FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act)

  • Provide training requirements for all admissions and student support personnel on all functions of CU-SIS relevant to their positions.

  • Provide needed data by utilizing CU-SIS and creating CU-SIS reports for College of Nursing faculty and staff and as requested for outside agencies and/or entities.

IX. Student Support Services

  • Oversee the development, enhancement, and coordination of all new student orientation programs to ensure timely and accurate dissemination of orientation information.

  • Develop and implement strategies for enhancing student academic success for both students and faculty (e.g. strategies for test anxiety or teaching/learning strategies for diverse students).

  • Work collaboratively with Office of Academic Programs and faculty to ensure up-to-date student advising with special attention to diversity, including underrepresented and/or marginalized groups.

  • Working with faculty governance, periodically revise the online Student Handbook.

  • Facilitate a yearly evaluation of student satisfaction with the Admissions and Student Affairs Team. Submit report to the Dean and Senior Administration.

  • Facilitate referrals for students with needs not addressed by admissions and student affairs support activities (e.g., on-going personal counseling).

  • Facilitate student leadership and participation in extracurricular activities to include student government, and student organizations.

  • Work with Office of Academic Programs as requested on progression issues, memos of concern, and readmission of suspended students.

X. Administrative

  • Provide ongoing leadership, strategic vision and tactical design for the effective functioning of the Admissions and Student Affairs Team, including evaluation of staff roles and responsibilities, assessment of College of Nursing needs, and analysis of emerging trends in student admissions, support and diversity.

  • Oversee development and production of College of Nursing convocation. Participate as a member in the planning and development of Anschutz Medical Campus commencement.

  • Oversees content of the College of Nursing web pages pertaining to student admissions, diversity and support.

  • Oversee budget(s) for admissions and student affairs.

  • Write appropriate administrative reports. Maintain demographic and statistical profile concerning admissions, matriculation, and diversity.

  • Participates as a member of the College of Nursing administrative team and represents admissions and student affairs on internal committees.

  • Represents the College of Nursing on campus leadership committees as related to Student Affairs.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority in collaboration with human resources.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $78,787 to $100,217.

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.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in education, management, counseling, public administration, higher education administration, business, social science, liberal arts, communications, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for student affairs, admissions and student retention.

  • Ideal candidate would also have experience championing student diversity initiatives.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience supervising professional and administrative staff.

  • Experience with integrated student information systems.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in education, management, counseling, public administration, higher education administration, or related field is required.

  • Experience working in a school or college and with faculty, preferably within a health sciences institution.

  • Experience working in student advising and recruitment.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Exemplar performance in planning, implementing, and administering student admissions, support services and diversity activities.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development and best practices in providing academic advising, academic support and career services in a dynamic university setting.

  • Highly effective leadership and management skills with the ability to direct and motivate the work of staff.

  • Commitment to diversity in all its forms and sensitivity to applicants and other individuals from various cultural, ethnic, geographic, and experiential backgrounds.

  • Demonstrated ability in records management systems.

Job: Academic Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Academic Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Dec 23, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Tracy Gray

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00630347

Req ID: 19825

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.