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The A-Team

Share your experience! Team 1864 (Tour Guides), Overnight Hosts and Admission Fellows are valuable assets to Undergraduate Admission, sharing their personal experiences to recruit future Pioneers!

The 2017-2018 application will be available in December. Please contact the staff listed below for additional information on getting involved in our office! 

Position Descriptions

Team 1864

Team 1864 members lead daily campus tours and assist with the Journey to DU and Pioneer Day visit programs. Responsibilities include telling the story of DU traditions as well as the latest innovations. Team members must have strong communication skills and be able to create a positive, lasting impression of the DU community with prospective students and parents. Members will be required to attend the weekly team meeting. Members will be required to attend the weekly team meeting, write one Undergraduate Admission blog entry per academic year and assist with periodic evening calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students. Individual schedules can be re-adjusted every quarter as tour guides' class schedules change. Applicants must have undergraduate standing.

Compensation: Team 1864 members will be required to work 3-7 hours per week and will be paid $10/hour. In addition, members will be paid $10 to write their one blog post.

Questions? Contact Nicole Luchau at 303-871-6982 or nicole.luchau@du.edu

Overnight Hosts

Overnight hosts will host an accepted incoming student for an overnight visit on campus. Responsibilities include: providing an authentic campus life experience, hosting the student in your room, answering questions and providing examples regarding your experience as an incoming first year. Hosts must have strong communication skills and be able to create a positive, lasting impression of the DU community with the prospective student. Applicants must have undergraduate standing and live in campus housing.

Compensation: To be announced soon.

Questions? Contact Meredith Lawlor at 303-871-6982 or meredith.lawlor@du.edu.

Admission Fellows

Admission Fellows are an important part of Undergraduate Admission in representing the University of Denver. General responsibilities include working with prospective students, parents, and high school counselors through information sessions, campus visits, phone work, as well as a variety of other duties. It is preferred, but not required for all positions, that students be in their junior or senior year with previous office experience and good presentation/communication skills. Applicants are expected to dress professionally and the positions require 15-20 hours per week of office time. Some evenings or weekends will also be required. However, specific weekly schedules will be determined each quarter.

Note: the length of these fellowships vary by position. Some require fellows to be available to work as early as February 2016 and continue within the position through spring quarter 2017 (a 6-quarter position); other positions may only be available during the 2016-2017 academic year (a 3-quarter position). We are happy to work with students who will need to balance study abroad opportunities and internship requirements.

All Fellows will be responsible for these general duties, but the following program responsibilities will be assigned to individual Fellows based on specific strengths, interests, and skills:

College Access & Group Visit Fellow  will report to the Associate Director of Admission and assist in executing group visits. This fellow will manage online visit registrations and confirmations, arrange student tour guides and student panels, as well as a variety of other duties. Applicants must excel in presenting to large groups and have a passion for working with diverse populations. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year. This position is a four quarter position starting summer and ending in spring. Some training hours in winter and spring quarters. 

Communication Fellow  will report to the Associate Director of Communication and the Director of Communication and will oversee the social media endeavors conducted by Undergraduate Admission. This position will also assist in planning and implementing periodic calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students. In addition, the Communication Fellow must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year. This position is a four quarter position starting summer and ending in spring. Some training hours in winter and spring quarters and possible remote work during summer quarter.

o Diversity Enrollment Fellow will report to the Executive Director of Diversity Enrollment and will actively seek and participate in multicultural events and community programs. This position supports all diversity recruitment initiatives, including the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Daniels Fund, and other outreach programs within the DU community and around the Denver metropolitan area. This Fellow will recruit and manage the Diversity Ambassadors who participate in student panels, community outreach, campus tours and act as lunch hosts. Students with previous college access recruitment experience (i.e. CME, VIP, CCESL, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year. This position is a three to five quarter position starting in the summer or fall and ending in spring or summer. Summer is strongly preferred but not required.

o Media Fellow will report to the Assistant Director of Communication and the Director of Communication. This person will generate communications content and the production of student-based video content, recruit students for new initiatives to fulfill the DU brand focus, and act as a liaison to students for admission communication projects. In-office and out-of-office responsibilities will include filming and editing athletic and student life events, and assisting with student recruitment efforts and visit programs. Experience with Premiere Pro, Final Cut or video production software strongly preferred. This position is a three quarter position starting fall and ending in spring. Some training hours in winter and spring quarters.

Program Visit Fellow  will report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and assist in organizing and executing all of the aspects involved with our visit programs. This Fellow will recruit and manage and arrange overnight visits, student panels, class visits, and lunches with prospective students. The Program Visit Fellow will also assist with programs catered to high school counselors such as group tours and day-long visit programs. Applicants are required to be a rising junior or senior year. This position is a six quarter position starting in the winter and ending the following spring. Summers quarter is optional.

Compensation: Admission Fellows will receive a $2500 tuition stipend and will earn an additional hourly rate. They will be required to work 15-20 hours per week and will be paid $12/hour.

Questions? Contact Rachel Balows at 303-871-4572 or rachel.balows@du.edu.

Application Dates and Deadlines:

  • Application available: December 2016
  • Application due: January 11, 2017
  • Carousel Interview Day for all applicants: January 27, 2017, 1-5 p.m. in Driscoll Student Center (REQUIRED)
    This carousel type interview will include a traditional one on one interview and a group process experience.
  • 2nd round of interviews (for Fellow positions only): February 2 & 3, 2017
  • Position Announcements: February 8, 2017

Application Checklist:

Online Application
Please be prepared to answer the following short essay questions:

  1. Why are you applying to be a Team 1864 member/Overnight Host/Admission Fellow? Please describe your interest in each position that you are applying to.
  2. What experiences have you had at DU that have helped foster an inclusive campus climate (in class, extracurricular activities, programs, discussions…)? What did you learn from the experience(s)?

Resume (optional) - may be brought to the front desk in University Hall, room 110, faxed to 303.871.3301 or emailed to nicole.luchau@du.edu.

Questions?

Fellows: Rachel Balows at 303-871-4572 or rachel.balows@du.edu

Team 1864: Nicole Luchau at 303-871-3377 or nicole.luchau@du.edu

Overnight Hosts: Meredith Lawlor at 303-871-6982 or meredith.lawlor@du.edu