The Graduate Assistant for the Dual Credit (DC) department works with assisting the Dual Enrollment administrative assistant in high volume clerical and administrative duties and the Dual Credit Representatives (DCRs) in their recruitment, registration, and evaluation efforts. This position will be assigned to support territory recruitment, registration, and evaluations across multiple states or territories, and travel is occasionally required. The individual selected will be aiding DCRs in contacting new leads. This person must have strong relationship building skills and be able to promote the University to high school students, school contacts, and parents. This role suits someone who is a self-starter, likes to travel, and can make independent decisions that lead to schools partnering with CCU in offering approved DC courses to students.
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.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:
Bachelor’s degree and acceptance into one of CCU's graduate programs required.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member and as an individual contributor.
Ability to work in a high-energy, fast-paced environment and simultaneously manage multiple tasks. Work under deadlines and manage time effectively.
Ability to learn and use admission software, along with other Microsoft Office programs.
Energetic personality, self-starting mentality, and are results-driven, with ability to manage multiple priorities.
Positive demeanor and professional appearance.
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 Dual Enrollment Graduate Assistant contributes to the mission by supporting DCRs as they promote Christ-centered higher education and by exemplifying Christ as they create relationships with prospective students, their parents, and other institutions.
Assist with clerical and administrative duties as assigned, including answering a high volume of phone calls and emails.
Assist the Dual Credit department in connecting prospective schools, students, and their families with Colorado Christian University and their DC program by building positive relationships and explaining the Dual Credit benefits to prospective and current schools and families.
Occasional travel throughout designated territories. This travel may consist of being out of the office for a week at a time to support University DCRs.
Assist DCRs in completing the full recruitment, registration, and evaluation processes.
Work in a team environment to meet the totality of assigned DC goals and objectives each academic year.
Promote CCU by sharing Colorado Christian University's story and undergraduate information. Work with Admissions to engage students in attending CCU during school visits; provide Admissions collateral.
Guide schools in the completion of course applications, awareness of deadlines, and course updates. Knowledgeable in course application requirements, required teacher credentials, and collegiate-level curriculum.
Attend team meetings and monthly one-on-one meetings.
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. Must be able to drive a vehicle, fly by plane, and/or use other modes of transportation within assigned territory. You may be required to work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends, and travel occasionally to meet with students, parents, and schools.
Graduate Assistant Program Details
The Graduate Assistant position is a minimum of a two year commitment and coincides with the entrance into and completion of a graduate program at CCU. Students may take 2-3 years to complete their academic program, depending on the program selected. Graduate Assistants are expected to complete a minimum of two years of service, and to stay in their role through the end of the fiscal year (June 30) in which they complete their graduate program.
The Graduate Assistant must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university and be accepted and enrolled in one of CCU’s graduate programs. A complete listing of degree opportunities and admissions requirements is posted at http://www.ccu.edu/ccu/grad/. The standard workweek is 25 hours per week and will not exceed an average of 29 hours per week during the year.
Compensation includes a monthly stipend of $833 and tuition waiver for completion of a master's degree through Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies. The recipient is responsible for student fees each semester.
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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.