Posting Details

Posting Number A01530
Position Title Pathways to Possible Counselor for Northeastern Colorado (Temporary)
Position Number TE2114
Salary for Announcement

The salary range is $37,400-$46,800.
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. MSU Denver offers a full benefits package.

This position is grant funded for 2 years. Funding of this position after the grant has expired is contingent upon grant renewal or base funding availability at the University level. Funding after the two-year period is not guaranteed.

Pay Grade


Employee Category Professional staff
Department Admissions Office
EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff
Position Summary

This position’s duties will primarily take place in Northeastern Colorado.
Join an Office of Admissions team that is enthusiastic about promoting access to higher education by supporting prospective and incoming Metropolitan State University of Denver Roadrunners. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Admission-High School Outreach, the Pathways to Possible Counselor shares pre-collegiate, recruitment, enrollment, and retention responsibilities with other members of the High School Outreach team. This position is a key player in the recruitment and outreach efforts of the university and provides counseling to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students to assist the university in meeting enrollment goals.
The overarching goal of Pathways to Possible is to create deep connections and engagement opportunities between the University and specific high schools in Denver and Northeast Colorado. Programming will focus on engaging and supporting underserved students early in pre-collegiate planning and college matriculation. By embedding Pathway Counselors in underserved communities, Pathways to Possible will facilitate a new innovative program designed to recruit and support underserved high school students, including Hispanic/Latinx, Black, Indigenous and other students of color along with low-income and first-generation students, who might otherwise not have opportunities to pursue a college career and reap the benefits of a college diploma. This program will plant the seeds for motivating students toward college beginning in the 9th grade through a mentorship program with current MSU Denver students as well as subsidizing and increasing opportunities for dual enrollment courses in partner high schools, many of whom lack the resources to support robust post-secondary partnerships.
In order to meet these objectives, the Pathway to Possible Counselor position requires extensive communication with various offices at MSU Denver including: the Office of Admissions, Enrollment Services, the Student Support and Retention team, various student affairs departments, academic departments as well as administrative and teaching staff at each of the program’s target high schools.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


40% – Recruitment & Outreach
• Represents MSU Denver at off -campus recruitment opportunities including college fairs, workshops, and community events.
• Manages a local and national recruitment territory by maintaining a regular visitation schedule to high schools in assigned regions.
• Conducts directed follow-up activities and communications for targeted prospective students, applicants, and newly admitted students via email, mail, phone, and CRM system.
• Assists with execution of on-campus recruitment related events such as campus visits, group tours and bi-institutional events, and open house. This can entail presenting to large audiences and providing general support for the events.
• Facilitates application and admission of students by working closely with a variety of MSU Denver student services programs and academic offices.
• Exercises professional judgment to interpret University policies to advise prospective and new students about admission procedures, transfer of credits, University policies, the financial aid process, scholarships, program requirements, registration, tuition classification, and available student support services.
40% – Pathways to Possible Counseling
• Provides on-site admission counseling and educational planning to prospective students. Activities include but are not limited to: academic planning, college application process, college essay and resume writing, financial aid and scholarship application processes, and academic goal setting.
• Prepares and delivers college preparation presentations, workshops, activities, and events in Pathways to Possible high schools to prospective students, parents, and other interested groups.
• Assists with program coordination with an emphasis on serving diverse, underrepresented students, including students of color, and utilizes data for program evaluation and planning.
• Assists with the creation of marketing materials and program communications.
10% – Application Review
• Serves on the application review committee which reads and evaluates completed application files and determines admission decisions.
10% – Additional Duties
• Represents the Office of Admissions on internal and external committees and organizations related to the recruitment and admission of students.
• Upholds and interprets the standards of ethical practice in University admissions to assist with broad recruitment activities. Assists in the preparation of surveys and questionnaires distributed by the Office of Admissions to determine the effectiveness of our programs and services.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree
• At least one year experience working or volunteering with high school-aged youth in an academic or college-preparatory capacity. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in pre-collegiate program planning, college recruiting, admission, or related field.
• Experience working or volunteering with diverse, underrepresented populations.
• A valid driver’s license and dependable transportation, due to required frequent travel for recruiting activities.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, social work, or human services.
• At least two years’ experience working or volunteering with high school-aged youth in an academic or college-preparatory capacity. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in pre-collegiate program planning, college recruiting, admission, or related field.
• Experience in outreach and recruitment efforts of underrepresented students including, but not limited to, students of color.
• Experience using a Student Information System database or Customer Relationship Management system.
• Experience giving presentations to large groups.
• Experience providing high quality customer service through face-to-face interactions with clients, customers, or students.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish (speaking and writing).

Posting date 02/22/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 03/28/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Sophia Montano
Talent Team Representative E-mail

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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