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Admissions Specialist

Company: Colorado State University-Global Campus
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Admission Specialist supports the university’s mission by conducting a thorough and timely review of all incoming and returning student applications and rendering an admittance decision. The Admission Specialist is responsible for collecting and processing official and unofficial transcripts, processing any relevant student application materials, and enrolling the student into the university. This individual must possess the ability to thrive in an extremely dynamic work environment while consistently applying critical thinking and professional judgment while serving a diverse student population. This position will report directly to the Supervisor of Admission Services.

Colorado State University Global is committed to advancing student academic and professional success in a global society, by providing access to dynamic education characterized by excellence, innovative delivery technologies, industry relevance, and strong stakeholder engagement. We set the standard for quality and innovation in higher education because of our core values. Our values make an impact.


Innovative Thinking: We identify opportunities to facilitate student and CSU Global success through the execution of transformative industry methods and progressive solutions that are effective, efficient, and innovative.

Mission Focused: We drive student success in a global society through education, services, guidance, and experience.

Professional Development: We are a learning organization that is always evolving and are committed to the professional development of our faculty, staff, and students.

Accountability: We take ownership of performance across all levels and functions of the organization creating an excellent stakeholder experience.

Care: We engage with care in all that we do, creating an inclusive environment to ensure that we are treating each person as an individual and respecting the needs and wants of staff, faculty, and students.

Teamwork: We don't just talk about teamwork; we exhibit it in the way that we interact, collaborate, consult each other, resolve issues, and respect each other's contributions.


• Reviews and evaluates new and returning student applications to determine admissibility for certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs based on University policies and processes.
• Reviews and renders admissions decisions for students.
• Ensures all documents related to admissions process are managed, maintained, and on file in accordance with departmental deadlines and procedures. This includes: document management, transcript processing, and other admissions processes.
• Conduct or facilitate program specific eligibility reviews to determine eligibility into graduate programs.
• Collaborates with faculty as needed.
• Identify provisional students accurately for the Admissions Committee.
• Participate in a weekly review of Admission Committee student decisions.
• Assist with managing the department inbox.
• Other duties as assigned.




• Strong Verbal and Written Communication — Communicating effectively in writing or verbally to convey information effectively and meet the needs of the appropriate audience.
• Attention to Detail – Strong ability to achieve accuracy when accomplishing a task at a high volume.
• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
• Time Management - Managing one's own time.
• Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Database User Interface – Comfortability using technology and is adaptable to quickly learning new software.
• Teamwork – Ability to work well with others. This includes ability to communicate, actively listen and being accountable to own actions.

Computer Skills:

• Enter data into computer using software applications for data entry and word processing.
• Proficient with e-mail and cloud-based document systems (e.g., Google & Microsoft applications).
• Proficient with standard word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.


This position requires the individual to be available to come on-campus up to twice per week in our location in Aurora, Colorado.  Other scheduled days are fully remote.  This schedule could change depending on the needs of the University. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to touch, handle or feel, and talk or hear.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms.
Ability to spend long durations of the workday in front of a computer monitor.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university required.
Have at least 2 years of professional work experience.
Higher education experience and knowledge of FERPA preferred.
Prior experience using Salesforce or similar CRM, Campus Nexus or similar CNS, and TES College Source are preferred, not required.

Total Compensation:

CSU Global offers employer contributions to medical, dental, group life, AD&D coverage, Wellness benefit and training & development opportunities. Additional employee-paid benefits are available for vision, FSA/HSA, voluntary life, and voluntary AD&D coverage, critical illness and accident insurance. CSU Global also offers a 401a retirement account with a generous employer match, 100% tuition assistance for CSU Global programs (Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees), paid sick time, paid vacation time, and 10 holidays per year. CSU Global employees are state employees and have access to the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) resources. Discounted pet insurance is also available.


Salary: $38,000-$40,000.


Additional Information

Applicants who advance through the hiring process will be asked to participate in the following: a pre-recorded video, job skills demonstration, and live interview(s) through video or in-person.  The candidate appointed to the role(s)will be asked to complete and pass a background check.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the American with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. If you require an accommodation to CSU Global’s hiring process, please respond email or call us at 303-515-6164.  

Colorado State University System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements. In order to assist Colorado State University System in meeting its affirmative action responsibilities, ethnic minorities, women, and other protected class members are encouraged to apply and to also identify themselves.

Keywords: Colorado State University-Global Campus, Aurora , Admissions Specialist, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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