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Admissions Enrollment Graduate Assistant

Company: Colorado Christian University
Location: denver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About the Job

The Graduate Assistant for Admissions works to assist Enrollment Counselors in their college recruitment efforts. This person will assist in the recruitment of high school students and contribute to the recruitment process by supporting the Office of Admissions. This position will be assigned to support territory recruitment across multiple states or territories, and travel is required.

The individual selected will aid Enrollment Counselors in contacting new leads and must have strong relationship building skills and be able to promote the University to high school students. This role suits someone who is a self-starter, enjoys travel, and can support decisions that lead to student transformation by selecting CCU as their university of choice.

About CCU

Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.

Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU's motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth." (ESV)

CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.

Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.

CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars-competence, character and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.

A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master's granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.

What is most appealing about working at CCU?

* Faith-friendly: CCU's culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values? * Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God's Word. * Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. * Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.

We're looking for students who have:

* Bachelor's degree and acceptance into one of CCU's graduate programs is required. * Effective oral and written communication skills. * Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and as an individual contributor. * Ability to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and simultaneously manage multiple tasks; work under deadlines and manage time effectively. * Ability to learn and use admission software, along with other Microsoft Office programs. * Self-starting and results-driven attitude with high energy. * Positive demeanor and professional appearance.

Key Job Duties

* Contribute to CCU's mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Graduate Assistant for Admissions shares the vision of how a degree or program through CCU will transform prospective students as they obtain their education with a Christian worldview that emphasizes how personal values and ethics can impact education, life, and work. * Assist Enrollment Counselors in connecting prospective students and their families with CCU by building positive relationships and explaining why a Christ-centered education fits the student's long term goals. * Connect high school students, college transfer students, and other potential students with the traditional undergraduate program, and with their Enrollment Counselor. * Travel throughout designated territories. This travel may consist of being out of the office for a week at a time to support university Enrollment Counselors. * Assist Enrollment Counselors in completing the full admissions process. * Work in a team environment to meet the totality of assigned admission goals and objectives each academic year. * Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Must be able to drive a vehicle, fly by plane, or other modes of transportation within assigned territory. You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends, and travel occasionally to meet with students, parents, and schools.

Graduate Assistant Program Details

The Graduate Assistant position is a minimum of a two year commitment and coincides with the entrance into and completion of a graduate program at CCU. Students may take 2-3 years to complete their academic program, depending on the program selected. Graduate Assistants are expected to complete a minimum of two years of service, and to stay in their role through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in which they complete their graduate program.

The Graduate Assistant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and be accepted and enrolled in one of CCU's graduate programs. A complete listing of degree opportunities and admissions requirements is posted at http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/grad/. The standard workweek is 25 hours per week and will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week during the year.

Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $583 and tuition waiver for completion of a master's degree through Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.

Keywords: Colorado Christian University, Denver , Admissions Enrollment Graduate Assistant, Other , denver, Colorado

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