Join the Admission Team

Do you find yourself always talking about why you love the University of Denver?

Do you want to help DU recruit a diverse student body who will become leaders, scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and public servants uniquely qualified to live in and shape global society?

Our A-Team (Tour Guides, Lead Guides, Student Communication Team members, and Admission Interns) helps prospective students and their families learn about our campus and the DU experience. Not only do A-Team members get to share their passions for DU with others, they also develop communication, organization and planning skills.

Please note: Only students eligible for a federal work-study can apply for Student Communication Team positions.

Team 1864 - Tour Guides

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    General Role and Responsibilities:

    Team 1864 Tour Guides are student ambassadors with knowledge of University of Denver traditions and campus life. Tour Guides report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admissions Visit Team.

    They primarily lead campus tours for prospective students and their families, high school counselors, and other visiting groups. They may host overnight visits, help with communication campaigns, and lead specialty college access visits. They also assist in admitted student programs and support the undergraduate admission office as needed. 

    Apply now!

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    Required Skills:

    Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Demonstrated comfortability engaging in critical topics concerning student life on campus and DU's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

    Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (tours last 90 minutes).
    Please note: Extended periods of sitting and speaking during check-in or panel shifts.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    Comfortability with crowd management (between 8-35 persons at once).

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficient in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 

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    Experience and Class Standing: 

    You must be an Undergraduate Student in good standing to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered.

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    Scheduling:

    Individual work schedules are adjusted as tour guides' class schedules change. They must work at least ten hours per academic quarter which does include mandatory weekly meetings.

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    Compensation:

    Tour guides will work on average 3-7 hours per week and will be paid $18.00/hour.

Team 1864 - Lead Guides

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    General Role and Responsibilities: 

    Team 1864 Lead Guides are student ambassadors for the University of Denver, report to the Campus Visit Program Coordinator and serve as part of the Undergraduate Admission Visit Team. 

    Lead Tour Guides support the Campus Visit Program Coordinator in managing and communicating with Team 1864. They maintain the visit desk which includes emailing prospective students and families, answering phones, and fulfilling school merchandise requests. Additionally, they assist in the planning and execution of large visit programs throughout the academic year. They co-lead Team 1864 weekly meetings and support the undergraduate admission office as needed.

    Apply now!

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    Required Skills: 

    Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Strong computer skills with the ability to learn office management software.

    Demonstrated comfortability engaging in critical topics concerning student life on campus and DU's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.
    Ability to work on average 15 hours per week.

    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    Comfortability with crowd management (between 8-35 persons at once).

    Preferred Skills:
    Proficient in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language.
    Experience working in an office setting.

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    Experience and Class Standing: 

    You must be a current Team 1864 Tour Guide to apply, and you must be an Undergraduate Student in good standing to be eligible for the position. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered.

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    Scheduling: 

    Individual work schedules can be re-adjusted every quarter as Lead Guides' class schedules change. 

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    Compensation: 

    Lead Guides work on average 15 hours per week and will be paid $18.50/hour.

Student Communication Team

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    General Role and Job Responsibilities:

    Members of the Student Communication Team will work with the Communication Team (5 staff associates) for Undergraduate Admission in areas of events, communication, marketing and operations. They will be asked to assist in print and digital graphic design efforts or operation efforts, as well as content creation for prospective audiences. Other special or digital projects may be assigned depending on the admission season.

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    Required Skills:

    Initiative, follow-through, and reliability.
    Adherence to FERPA (
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) policies and DU privacy policies regarding confidential student information and any other Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
    Attention to detail when categorizing and reviewing digital and print materials.
    Available 7-10 hours each week, in-person or in a hybrid combination including some remote assignments.
    Ability to work independently and collaboratively. 

     

    Preferred Skills:

    Ability to comfortably navigate computers and social media platforms.
    Strong copywriting skills. 

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    Compensation:

    Only students eligible for a federal work-study can apply to these positions. The Office of Financial Aid determines a student’s eligibility for these federally funded positions. Students will be paid $17.50/hr. with the opportunity for yearly increases depending on performance.  

SCT Role Descriptions

All Student Communication Team members will be responsible for the general duties above, but the following are descriptions of each specific position.

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    Job Responsibilities

    Media and Operation Ambassadors will be asked to assist in operation efforts and will learn to navigate our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to assist with assigned tasks. Ambassadors will also be asked to assist with taking photos or videos at events for future prospective audiences, will collaborate in creating/reviewing DU materials for prospective audiences and other staff members to use, and support Communication and/or Media intern with managing social media platforms or video creation.

    Essential functions include:

    • Support in the day-to-day operations of creating events, emails, or reports using our Enrollment CRM (Slate) 

    • Spend some time out on campus capturing media to use for current and future projects 

    • Attends University events once or twice a month to capture media for current and future projects  

    • Assist other division staff members in areas of media or communications when needed 

    • Assist in seasonal departmental efforts to recruit and yield our next class of students at DU 

    • Ensure that division follows new University brand standards as accurately as possible. Examples are auditing fonts, color codes, communication signatures, email templates, etc. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    This position is only open to eligible federal work-study awardees, which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage all eligible students, including first year students, to apply for this position.

    Students should be comfortable interacting with an audience via digital media with professionalism and as a brand ambassador. Students should be interested in learning more about the admission process in the higher education setting.  

    Scheduling

    Schedules may change quarterly pending classes and student activity involvement but should stay consistent over the term. 

    The number of hours a student works per week is dependent on the dollar amount of their work study.  

  • Student Graphic Designer
    Job Responsibilities

    The Student Graphic Designer will assist the Undergraduate Admission department in completing promotional and exhibit materials, collateral, and signage. They will be asked to assist in print and digital graphic design efforts and can contribute to prospective-audience content creation if desired. 

    Essential functions include:

    • Develop and design materials for print and digital usage 

    • Research and make appropriate design decisions, utilizing the University of Denver’s brand resources 

    • Organize, manage, and format files for archiving projects and sharing with vendors 

    • Assist in seasonal departmental efforts to recruit and yield our next class of students at DU

    Experience and Class Standing

    This position is only open to eligible federal work-study awardees, which is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage all eligible students, including first year students, to apply for this position.

    Students should be able to demonstrate proficiency with current design software (Adobe Creative Suite CS6/Creative Cloud), an understanding of basic design concepts including: layout, typography, color theory, balance, form, shape, etc., and the ability to receive and act on feedback.

    Students should be interested in learning more about the admission process in the higher education setting.

    Scheduling

    Schedules may change quarterly pending classes and student activity involvement but should stay consistent over the term. 

    The number of hours a student works per week is dependent on the dollar amount of their work study.  

Admission Internships

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    General Role and Job Responsibilities:

    Admission Interns are an important part of Undergraduate Admission in representing the University of Denver. Interns oversee larger projects and programs within one of the following teams: College Access and Diversity Team, Visit Team, Communication Team, and Transfer Team. 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 as needed.

    Apply now!

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    Required Skills:

    Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to converse with a variety of families and prospective students.
    Strong customer service skills and ability to provide a positive, lasting impression of the DU community.
    Ability to present to large groups (information sessions last 60 minutes).
    Ability to work on average 12 hours per week.

    Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
    Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

    Preferred Skills: 

    Proficiency in a second world language (Spanish preferred) and/or American Sign Language. 

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    Compensation:

    Admission Interns will receive a $2,500 tuition stipend and will earn an additional hourly rate. They will be required to work on average 12 hours per week and will be paid $18.50/hour.

Internship Descriptions

All Interns will be responsible for the general duties above, but the following are descriptions of each specific position.

  • College Access & Diversity Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access and Diversity Enrollment Intern 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.

    • Diversity Recruitment & Outreach: participate in and help organize student panels, community outreach, campus tours and planning lunch hosts for visiting admitted students. 
    • Diversity & Access Team Support: assist Diversity & Access Team with projects and efforts necessary to be effective counselors and representatives to students, parents, counselors and community-based organizations.
    • Diversity & Partnership Communications: assist with developing key messaging campaigns to first-generation, minoritized, partner and limited-income students and families through the college selection and application process. 
    • Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute: assist with planning, execution, evaluation and continued communications with summer Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes in July of each year. May act as
    • DU Student Groups: acts as a liaison and actively works with alliance groups and MGC when possible to further engage DU students in Diversity & Access efforts.
    • Partnership Programming: may help plan and execute Partnership visits and manage DU Partner needs as directed by team.
    • Group Visit Support: may serve in a secondary capacity to assist College Access and Group Visit Intern in hosing inclusive group visits. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Students with previous college access recruitment experience (i.e. CME, VIP, CCESL, etc.) and/or a passion for building pathways to traditionally underrepresented populations to DU are highly encouraged to apply. Spanish proficiency or fluency is a valued strength but not required in this role. Must be a rising 3rd or 4th year in good standing and must have attended DU for at least one quarter.

    Scheduling

    This position is a three- to five-quarter position starting in the summer or fall and ending in spring or summer (Summer or Fall 2020 - Spring or Summer 2021). Summer availability is strongly preferred but not required.

  • College Access & Group Visit Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The College Access and Group Visit Intern will report to the Associate Director of Admission & Group Visit Coordinator. This position is responsible for:

    • Organizing and executing all aspects of group visits to the University of Denver with emphasis towards college access.
    • Communication with external groups, the Visit Team, and campus partners. 
    • Maintenance of the registration process and room reservations.
    • Presentations to our visiting groups to create a successful and inclusive group visit experience. 
    • Planning and execution of the Pioneer Prep Leadership Institutes held in July, and will occasionally assist with visit programs, diversity initiatives, and recruitment as a secondary responsibility. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel is preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the Winter Quarter and ending the following year's Spring Quarter (Winter 2020-Spring 2021). Autumn Quarter is required; therefore, students studying abroad in the fall will not be considered for this position.

  • Media Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Media Intern will report to the Director of Communication. The position is responsible for:

    • Generating content for and producing student-based video content.
    • Recruiting students for new initiatives to fulfill the DU brand focus.
    • Acting as a liaison to students for admission communication projects.

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Premiere Pro, Final Cut or video production software strongly preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a three-quarter position starting fall and ending in spring (Fall 2020-Spring 2021), with some training hours in Winter 2020 and Spring 2020.

  • Communication Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Communication Intern will report to the Director of Communication. The position is responsible for:

    • Overseeing the social media endeavors conducted by Undergraduate Admission.
    • Assist in planning and implementing periodic calling campaigns to prospective and accepted students.
    • Working on social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube.

    Experience and Class Standing

    The Communication Intern must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing, and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a four-quarter position (Summer 2020-Spring 2021), with some training hours in Winter 2020 and Spring 2020, and possible remote work during Summer 2020.

  • Visit Program Intern
    Job Responsibilities

    The Visit Program Intern will report to a Campus Visit Program Coordinator and assist in organizing and executing various aspects of Admission visit programs. The position is responsible for:

    • Organizing overnight and class visits using Outlook and Excel
    • Moderating student panels in front of large groups
    • Managing peers involved with these larger events
    • Organizing overnight visits for prospective students
    • Obtaining Residence Hall Rooms for larger visit days 

    Experience and Class Standing

    Experience with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel is preferred. Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good standing and must be a rising Junior or Senior. Fifth year, dual degree students will also be considered. 

    Scheduling

    This position is a six-quarter position starting in the Winter quarter and ending Spring quarter (Winter 2020 - Spring 2021). Summer quarter is optional.

  • Transfer Intern (Not currently hiring; available 2023-24)
    Job Responsibilities

    The Transfer Intern will report to the Associate Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator. The position is responsible for: 

    • Recruiting prospective transfer students, parents, and college counselors. 
    • Assist with information sessions, transfer campus visits, phone calls, and transfer focus groups and outreach. 
    • Partnering with Media, Diversity, and Communication Interns to communicate transfer strategy and recruitment plan. 

    Experience and Class Standing

    The Transfer Intern must have excellent writing and verbal skills and excel in presenting to large groups. Applicants are required to be Sophomore standing or higher in good standing. Transfer students are preferred. 

    Scheduling

    This is a four-quarter position starting in Winter 2021, with the possibility of renewal. There is an opportunity for increased hours in the summer, and possible remote work during the summer quarter.

A-Team Testimonials

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Zoe W., Tour Guide

"I remember how scary the college admission process was and as a Tour Guide, I knew could make that process a little less terrifying. When I toured DU, I felt like I was home and I wanted to help prospective students see if DU was as good a fit for them as it was for me! "

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Jiusi Z., Tour Guide

“DU Campus Tour Guide is a position of storytelling about not only the classes, clubs, and student services at DU, but also the people and memories here that have forever made you stronger and better.”

Contact

Jordan Hernandez

Campus Visit Program Coordinator

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