The Military Enrollment Counselor (MEC) position is an exempt, full-time position reporting to the Military Enrollment Director (MED). This position requires a goal-oriented individual who has excellent communication and customer service skills. Military Enrollment Counselors have the ability to handle a significant amount of phone work, one-on-one admissions counseling, outside business development, lead generation, and the facilitation of information sessions. The MEC will office from Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), located in Colorado Springs and will use effective sales and marketing skills to enroll prospective students who are either affiliated to a military branch or are using military benefits into the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS).
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Impact students for Christ: Our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of preparing students for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
Contribute to our vibrant culture: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and impact our culture in support of Christian values?
We’re looking for candidates who have:
Previous military experience and knowledge of military education programs/systems.
Bachelor degree preferred.
2-5 years of experience in college/university admissions, public relations, corporate and business development, marketing, or other related industries.
Demonstrated ability to achieve sales goals and utilize proven marketing techniques, inbound/outbound telesales experience is a plus.
Proven communication and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage time effectively with multiple priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member or as an individual contributor.
Experience with Microsoft Office programs and with admissions software preferred.
Ability to understand and work with contacts related to our operations or a military operations perspective.
Key Job Duties
Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. In this role, the Enrollment Counselor shares the vision of how a degree or program through CCU will transform prospective students as they obtain their education with a Christian worldview that emphasizes how personal values and ethics can impact education, life, and work.
Apply proven marketing and sales techniques to attract students to Christian higher education.
Articulate to potential military students how CCU fits into their education and career goals.
Achieve and exceed monthly, quarterly, and yearly enrollment goals.
Build, maintain, and advance community relationships with military staff and community at all military installations, including but not limited to Buckley AFB, Schriever AFB, US Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, and Peterson AFB.
Monitor actual enrollments to individual goals daily as established by leadership, and execute effective sales strategies.
Identify key sources for student recruiting opportunities through researching education markets, web-based marketing, and continue to cultivate relationships already established by the University.
Regularly measure and report student recruiting activities; including inside/outside sales, inbound & outbound calls/e-mails/task management within Customer Relationship Management System, to leadership on a daily and weekly basis.
Monitor enrollment and retention and provide appropriate evaluation, analysis, and improvements as warranted by the monitoring results.
Function as a member of a University-wide team focused on enrolling, retaining and serving adult and graduate students.
Work effectively and positively with other CAGS faculty and staff to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the University community.
Contribute to the ongoing development of healthy spiritual community with students, faculty and staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. You will be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Internal Number: 658
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.