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Graduate Student Recruiter - Underground Engineering Programs
Colorado School of Mines

Date Posted Mar. 13, 2018
Title Graduate Student Recruiter - Underground Engineering Programs
University Colorado School of Mines
Department Office of Graduate Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Golden, CO
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Educational Services
    Communications/Public Relations
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Position Title: Graduate Student Recruiter – Underground Engineering Programs

Job Description:
Underground engineering involves the planning, design, construction, and operation of underground space, structures, and facilities, including: tunnels for highway, rail, water supply, wastewater and sewer; space and structures for underground train stations, theaters, parking garages, wineries; and facilities such as data storage, secure military space, etc. The field of underground engineering is growing and Colorado School of Mines is a global leader in education and research in underground. The Office of Graduate Studies is committed to increasing the enrollment within the underground engineering graduate degree programs, the primary programs being: Underground Construction and Tunnel Engineering (UCTE); Civilā€Geotechnical Engineering; Geology and Geological Engineering; and Mining Engineering. To accomplish this goal we seek a highly qualified and skilled professional who will be responsible for: increasing awareness of the underground engineering graduate programs at Colorado School of Mines; increasing the quality and quantity of applications to the underground engineering graduate programs; and increasing enrollment in the underground engineering graduate programs at Mines, with strategic focus on North American students.

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The professional recruiter who joins our office will be expected to work closely with the Graduate Directors/Chairs of the underground engineering programs at Mines, along with the Office of Graduate Studies, to develop and execute a graduate student recruiting campaign. The recruiting campaign will be aimed at undergraduate and Master degree students, along with industry professionals, primarily in North America. As part of the recruitment efforts, the successful candidate will conduct and be present at recruiting events; build connections with civil, geological, mining, and mechanical engineering programs at other universities; analyze data related to the effectiveness of the recruiting campaign; manage the program budget; and ensure all prospective applicants are communicated with promptly and provided high-quality and clear service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Individuals interested in joining the Office of Graduate Studies must possess a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, marketing, or communications. They must have a passion for recruiting graduate students and possess strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking. They must also have experience with working collaboratively and effectively with diverse individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They must have experience in promotions/marketing, social media engagement, project management, and be willing to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Experience in recruiting professionals and/or college students is strongly preferred. Experience in budget management, data analysis, and reporting is preferred.

Department Description:
Mines is a unique institution of applied science and engineering with a global reputation for excellence in its academic programs focusing on the earth, energy, and the environment. The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS), under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies, provides academic and administrative support services to Mines graduate programs and the associated graduate student community. OGS is functionally divided into three areas; Graduate Recruiting and Admissions, Student Services, and Office Services and Management. The work unit in which this position functions is primarily Graduate Recruiting and Admissions. This operating unit is responsible for providing services needed by prospective graduate students, applicants to graduate school, and incoming graduate students at Mines. More information about Mines and the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions unit can be found at and

How to Apply:
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and a statement of recruitment philosophy, primarily focused on underground engineering programs, as well as a statement of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and access in the science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) fields (required).

Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

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