Scholars Program Coordinator - Admissions

Colorado School of Mines
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$52,000 - $56,300
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Scholars Program Coordinator - Admissions

Apply now Job no: 496356 Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time Location: Golden, CO Categories: Admissions/Financial Aid, Program Management

Position Title

Scholars Program Coordinator - Admissions

The Opportunity

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Admissions, the Scholars Program Coordinator (SPC) will support the enrollment of the very best and brightest candidates for undergraduate admissions through the development and oversight of the scholar programs related to private, donor established or supported scholars programs. These include, but are not limited to, programs such as the Harvey Scholars, Grewcock Scholars, Starzer Scholars, the Daniels Fund Scholars, the Boettcher Scholars, and support to the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) . This position assists and advises prospective/admitted scholars, promotes the mission of Mines through the development and implementation of recruitment, admission, enrollment and plans to meet scholar program goals. The SPC will be the lead contact in Admissions for prospective/admitted scholars and associated organizational partners. The position will serve as a liaison with other campus offices such as Financial Aid, the PASCAL Center, the CSM Foundation, and external partners such as the Denver Scholarship Foundation, the Daniels Fund and Boettcher.

The SPC will provide routine comprehensive review of best practices to ensure the Enrollment Management team is reaching and communicating with our prospective students in a consistent and targeted way to achieve the enrollment goals of scholars as defined by the strategic goals of the university and donor intentions. The SPC will serve as an integral member of the Admissions team and will be involved in the recruitment, admissions, marketing, identification and enrollment of future scholars, as well as students in designated territories. They will also plan and implement several prospective/accepted scholar events throughout the admissions cycle. This is a full time, 12-month, administrative faculty professional exempt position.


  • Undergraduate Recruitment, Admission and Enrollment (60%): The SPC will represent Mines at scheduled college Day/Night programs/events throughout Colorado. On rare occasion, travel outside the state may be necessary. The SPC will serve as a member of the First Year Admissions Evaluation Team. They will be responsible to make admission decisions and then counsel students on those decisions. The SPC will work closely with Mines academic and administrative faculty, and other personnel, to facilitate the successful recruitment, admission and enrollment of new students to Mines. Particular focus will be on prospective populations that are the strongest pipelines for the various scholar programs both internally and externally. The SPC will routinely meet with prospective/admitted students and their families as part of the Admissions Office's on campus, individual and small group tour/information sessions. The position advises students, parents and serves as a liaison to the high school counseling offices and external community. The SPC will continually seek out avenues to build relationships and support high schools in their territory. This could include offering creative programming related to financial literacy, the college application process and STEM opportunities. Additionally, the SPC will provide support for the fall and spring on-campus, signature visitation programs. The position will support other recruitment programs, such as high school visits, college fairs, counselor workshops, and represent Mines through involvement with professional or community organizations that promote a similar mission to that of Mines Admissions Office.

  • Scholar Programs (30%): The SPC will coordinate scholar events for both internal scholar programs and partnership organizations. This includes (but is not limited to): semifinalist and finalist events, current scholar panels and campus visit programs for various scholar groups. The SPC will work closely with various campus offices and external partners to coordinate recruitment events and prospective/admitted scholar programming. They will also collaborate with scholarship organizations and incoming scholars to facilitate a smooth transition to Mines. This could include fostering connections with on campus support programs, communities and offices. This position also includes significant interaction and coordination with the financial aid office and PASCAL Center, among others. The SPC will provide necessary reports containing qualified candidates for internal scholarship review and will support distribution of necessary communications for scholarship awarding processes. They will also track scholar enrollment data and analyze reports to inform recruitment efforts. They will additionally update partner organization MOUs as needed and maintain synergetic relationships with them, while seeking opportunities for new agreements. Lastly, the SPC will provide necessary scholar program updates to the Admissions Team.

  • Admissions Liaison with the Mines Foundation (10%): Serve as the primary point of contact and liaison with the CSM Foundation fundraising and donor relations staff as it pertains to scholar recruitment. Propose fundraising opportunities to the CSM Foundation that will support the recruitment of future scholars to Mines. Promote scholarship programs, as applicable, to a variety of constituents, including faculty, staff, current Mines students, prospective students and families in order to increase the number of scholarships, scholarship applications and to fulfill donor intent. Facilitate solid donor relations by representing the institution at events and donor meetings to strengthen ties to Colorado School of Mines.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in counseling scholars in enrollment.
  • Experience coordinating events.
  • Experience in customer service.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, such as ability to interact effectively and positively with parents, students, staff, faculty, campus offices and donors in a positive manner.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree.
  • Extensive experience in college admissions, recruitment, student and scholar program coordination.
  • Spanish Language proficiency.
  • About Mines & Golden, CO

    When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

    Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines' scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

    Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

    At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that's manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

    That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

    Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

    And don't get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

    Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world's problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

    Look to Mines.

    Equal Opportunity

    Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

    Mines' commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

    Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

    Pay Range

    $52,000 - $56,300

    Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate's education, training and experience as well as the position's scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

    Total Rewards

    Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes fully paid medical and dental premiums as well as vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more information, visit Mines benefits.

    How to Apply

    Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

    This announcement may be used to fill multiple openings. Contact Kathleen Feighny, Human Resources, at [email protected] with questions.

    Background Investigation Required Yes

    Advertised: May 12, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time Applications close:

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