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Human Resource Services

Recruitment & Admissions Specialist, Grant Funded

Apply now Tracking Code: 40431
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $42,000 to $44,000 annual gross

PPCC Implementation of COVID-19 Testing Protocols:

Beginning December 16, 2021, all PPCC employees must undergo weekly testing, unless they are fully vaccinated.  Fully vaccinated individuals who uploaded documentation to PPCC’s voluntary vaccination registry are exempt from testing requirements, and no further action is required.

Student implementation begins January 17, 2022.

The PPCC current mask requirements remain in place at all campus locations.


Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Finish What You Started (FWYS) Program is a five-year grant funded program that supports adult learners who stopped out for two or more semesters after successfully completing 30 or more credit hours of post-secondary courses but have not yet completed a degree. Students receive scholarship funding and individualized coaching support to help them complete a degree or certificate.

The FWYS Recruitment and Admissions Specialist is responsible for recruiting prospective FWYS students and providing admissions counseling for enrollment at Pikes Peak Community College and into the FWYS program. Recruitment and Admissions Specialists build awareness about the college, academic programs offered at the college, and help students through the college's enrollment process. This position will inform prospective students about the opportunity to go back to college using the benefits associated with the FWYS program and will help guide the student through the processes of re-enrolling, Prior Learning Assessment opportunities, applying for financial aid, and joining the FWYS program. This position develops and implements recruitment plans, events, and programming for the FWYS program and provides individual admissions counseling to eligible students. Outreach will require travel throughout the Pikes Peak region. This position must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends for recruitment programming.

This is a grant funded assignment with a projected end date on or before June 30, 2025.

Multi-year grants are funded based on the fiscal years for the full grant period.  However, there is no guarantee that funding is available year after year from the awarding agencies.  Employment with the college after each grant funded period is not assured. 

Grant funded positions cannot guarantee a payout of leave benefits.  Grant funded employees are encouraged to work with their supervisor to schedule and utilize annual leave benefits during each grant period. 

Grant funded positions may be eligible for annual increases contingent upon awarded yearly grant budgets and a satisfactory performance evaluation. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR completed Associate’s degree with two years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position OR four years professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position.  Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources.
  • One year of professional level experience in recruitment, admissions, enrollment, other student services areas, marketing, advising, public relations, academic counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of professional level experience in recruitment, admissions, enrollment, other student services areas, marketing, advising, public relations, academic counseling.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking and presenting information to large groups.
  • Demonstrated recruitment experience in education.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish.

Salary range is firm $42,000.00 to $44,000.00 annual gross.  The start date for this position is January 3, 2022.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

Admissions Counseling

  • Communicate and work with prospective students to determine qualification for FWYS and guide them through the process of reenrolling in college and enrolling in the FWYS program.
  • Help students determine the most efficient path to completing a degree or certificate to include the potential for additional credit through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
  • Refer student to and assist them the access other services including, but not limited to, Academic Advising, Accommodative services, Career Services, Military & Veteran’s Programs, financial aid, and other student support services as appropriate.
  • Follow-up with prospective FWYS program students throughout the enrollment process to ensure they are on-track with enrollment procedures including: completing financial aid, setting up refund options, resolving residency issues, receiving COF, using student software (Navigate and myPPCC Portal), registering for classes, etc.

 Outreach & Recruitment Activities

  • Responsible for representing PPCC and the FWYS program at community outreach events and programs.
  • Plan, organize, implement, and lead recruitment activities related to FWYS.
  • Develop relationships with community groups and organizations who work with potential adult learners and act as the primary referral source for those interested in FWYS.
  • Conduct information sessions, presentations, and other activities in the community to build awareness of the FWYS program at PPCC.
  • Coordinate with other Student Services departments, the FWYS, Marketing, Faculty, and others to develop outreach material and presentations for recruitment of returning adult learners.
  • Utilize customer relationship management software and student information system software to track student progress, communicate with students, and record application, enrollment, and financial aid information.
  • Serve as an information and referral resource for other colleges and community organizations to connect prospective students to PPCC.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide regular recruitment and enrollment goal reports.
  • Assist with the overall evaluation of the program including disaggregated data collection and analysis of key measurements of the FWYS program.
  • Participate in student information system and customer relationship management software training and professional development.
  • Attend job specific workshops, conferences, trainings, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Apply strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills with students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Ability to manage program workload with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other college faculty and staff.
  • Ability to cultivate new relationships with community stakeholders and to maximize synergies that exist with current partnerships.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends to accommodate programming and outreach needs.
  • Ability to prepare reports regarding work and impact.
  • Knowledge of college processes, academic programs, and relevant state and federal policies and regulations.
  • Experience developing traditional or web-based programming materials for presentations, events, workshops, etc.
  • Knowledge of and ability to make proper referrals to students for college programming and support services.
  • Knowledge of current labor market trends and career information resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region and state for recruitment purposes as needed.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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