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.
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."
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
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
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
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.
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,
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
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.