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Transfer Admission Counselor


Office of Admissions

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Transfer Admission Counselor is responsible for the recruitment and enrollment of transfer students through the admission process. This individual provides admission counseling by communicating and interpreting CU Boulder admission policies and procedures to prospective students, parents, high school counselors and community college administrators. The counselor will work with students one-on-one to create a transfer plan tailored to any given student's educational goals. This individual is responsible for evaluating transfer admission applications from a designated regional territory. The role will require extensive travel and have evening and weekend events. Travel will be predominately in-state but will include out-of-state travel. This position will serve as a member of the Transfer Team, but will perform a majority of their job duties independently. This is a campus based position and the individual in this role will have an office on the Boulder campus.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • The Transfer Admission Counselor is responsible for the creation of a recruitment plan and, ultimately, the enrollment of transfer students to the University. This will require the ability to effectively analyze data, build constituent relationships, and work to adapt existing policies and practices to meet the needs of the various colleges and students that comprise the counselor’s recruitment territory.
  • Conduct admission presentations and facilitate admission events regarding the transfer admission of students to CU Boulder. These events will occur both on and off campus and will be for prospective students, families, community college administrators, government agencies, community-based organizations and professional organizations. It is expected that much of this programming will be developed and that this position will inherit a limited infrastructure of existing events.
Application Review: 
  • Review and render admission decisions on undergraduate applications independently and as an active member of the admission review committee. Regularly pull and analyze applicant information to ensure a smooth admissions process for student 
External Partnership and Program Management:
  • This position will serve as the liaison from the Office of Admissions to various on and off campus partners and programs. Some examples include: Veteran Services, Continuing Education, transfer group visits, school/college liaisons, etc.
Other duties as assigned.

What You Should Know

This position requires frequent travel to community colleges in the area and requires a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. 

What We Can Offer

Anticipated Starting Salary is $41,950.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Valid driver’s license.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work with traditional and non-traditional college students, as well as racially and ethnically diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently as well as with a team.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • First hand transfer experience, either having been a transfer student, having worked with transfer students or involvement with a transfer application process. 
  • Previous employment at a community college or having attended a community college. 
  • Prior engagement within an educational institution in some capacity (for example, as a Student Ambassador, Resident Adviser, Orientation Leader, student employee, etc.)
  • Experience working with underrepresented students. 
  • This position will work with many of the community colleges in the state of Colorado. 
    • As such, it is desired to hire a quality candidate who will have easy access to major vehicle transportation thoroughfares.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer