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University of Colorado Admissions Operations Coordinator in Denver, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Denver

Undergraduate Admissions Operations

Admissions Operations Coordinator

Position # 780656 – Requisition #19891

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Denver 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.

The Undergraduate Admissions Operations team has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Admissions Operations Coordinator position.

As Colorado’s public urban research university, the University of Colorado Denver educates a diverse student body through quality academics, ambitious research, creative work, and civic engagement in the city we call home. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world experience that are in demand today. The city benefits from well-educated, top talent and a new generation of knowledge that fuels the future of Denver and our region. We are CU in the City.

CU Denver offers more than 100 degree programs, from the bachelor’s to the doctoral level, in the heart of downtown. Here, more than 15,000 students pursue academic programs that range from global energy management to music industry studies to criminal justice. As part of the state’s largest public university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with nearly 2,500 employees and annual economic impact of $800 million.

Undergraduate Admissions Operations within the Student Enrollment Operations & Compliance unit at The University of Colorado Denver is student-centered and focused on the efficient and accurate decisioning of admissions applications for undergraduate programs. The person hired as Admissions Operations Specialist will share our passion for delivering quality admissions, enrollment and support services to our students and our university through collaboration, the integration of technology, and commitment to team. The Undergraduate Admissions Operations team is invaluable to our efforts to grow campus enrollment and staff members have the opportunity to be change agents in that effort. We are a welcoming community focused on student success and enhancing our services.

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.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and development capacity.

Position Emphasis:

The Admissions Operations Coordinator will perform an evaluation of undergraduate student applications for admission and determine the admissibility of the applicant by assessing students against established criteria for each school and college at the University of Colorado – Denver. This role will also evaluate student transcripts to ensure compliance with Colorado Higher Education Admission Requirements (HEAR) and CU Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS). This position will be responsible for gaining knowledge of and understanding of established standard CU Denver guidelines, rules, Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) Policy and Federal regulations that pertain to admissions standards and procedures.

Additionally, this position will be required to assist in other processes that move the student’s application towards completion, including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing and approving requests for term and/or major changes. This requires determining the availability of programs in the future, deadline requirements and any changes to program eligibility criteria that may impact the student.

  • Participate in multi-modal outreach efforts to request outstanding applicant materials

  • Provide support to internal and external inquiries on application status and generating periodic reports on the status of applications, missing materials and communication efforts.

  • This position will also be required to assist in other areas within Student Enrollment Operations and Compliance (SEOC) and occasionally may be required to participate in the enrollment or retention efforts of other departments outside of SEOC.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position has been established at $36,605 to $40,000. 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 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 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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Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution. Substitution : A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

* Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with overseeing data maintenance related to compliance with academic and admission policies.

  • Experience with student information systems within a higher education setting.

  • Experience with Academic Services or Student Services in a higher education setting.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • 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 applied consistently to external and internal customers.

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

  • Ability to analyze multiple complex system components.

  • Flexibility to quickly change priorities as needed and to adapt to changes in processes and procedures.

  • Ability keep sight of desired high-level outcomes through the handling of day to day tasks.

  • Ability to work independently.

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.

Job: Academic Services

Primary Location: Denver

Job Category Academic Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Jan 13, 2021

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Elby Potter

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00780656

Req ID: 19891

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.