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The A-Team

The 2017-2018 A-Team Application is now closed. Please see the information below to learn more about our office and positions.

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!

Position Descriptions

Team 1864

Team 1864 members are student ambassadors for the University of Denver, report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admissions Visit Team. Team 1864 members primarily lead campus tours for prospective students and their families, groups from area community organizations, high school counselors, and other visiting groups, but will also assist in admitted student programs and support the undergraduate admission office as needed. Team members must have strong communication skills and be able to create a positive, lasting impression of the DU community. Members will be required to attend the weekly team meeting, work at least five hours per quarter (including training) and write one Undergraduate Admission blog entry per academic year. In addition to these primary responsibilities, each Team member will be asked to choose from one of three concentrations: (1) Overnight Hosts - hosting prospective students overnight in the residence halls, (2) Group Tours - college access work such as tours for first-generation college students, or (3) Calling Team - participating in periodic evening calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students. Individual work 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 house 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 (this does not include Greek Houses).

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 calls, 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 2017 and continue within the position through spring quarter 2018 (a 6-quarter position); other positions may only be available during the 2017-2018 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:

o College Access & Diversity Enrollment Fellow will report to the Executive Director for Diversity Enrollment & Community Partnerships and serves as part of the larger Diversity & College Access Team to support all diversity recruitment, outreach, yield efforts and partnerships including work with the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Daniels Fund, Colorado Gear-Up and other outreach programs around the Denver metropolitan area. This Fellow will work in partnership with the College Access & Visit Program Fellow in a secondary capacity to host inclusive group visits, recruit and manage the Diversity Ambassadors who participate in student panels, community outreach, campus tours and act as lunch hosts. The Diverrsity Fellow is also responsible to assist with the planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in June/July. 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.

College Access & Group Visit Fellow  will report to the Associate Director of Diversity Enrollment as part of the Diversity & College Access Team to assist in organizing and executing all of the aspects involved with group visit to the University of Denver. The College Access & Group Visit Fellow is responsible for the proper communication with counselors, the office and campus, maintenance of the registration process and room reservations. This position is responsible for creating a successful and inclusive group visit experience including, but not limited to, planning for college presentations, campus tours and student panels. This Fellow will additionally assist with planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in June/July and will occasionally assist with Diversity initiatives and recruitment as a secondary responsibility when needed. 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. Summer quarter is required.

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 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.
    Students should plan on attending the entire program from 1-5 p.m.
  • 2nd round of interviews (by invitation only 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.

If applying for the Media Fellow position, you will be required to submit a link to a video you created.

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