Director of Veterinary Admissions

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2016
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

We improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative and dedicated teaching, research, outreach, and clinical service. Through our actions, we empower the next generation of leaders to change the world.

Position Summary

The Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) is seeking a distinguished individual to provide leadership as the Director of Veterinary Admissions.
The Director of Veterinary Admissions will report to the Associate Dean for Veterinary Academic and Student Affairs (AD-DVM). This individual will provide leadership in DVM admissions and recruiting, and oversee career education and support to DVM students. Although the position is predominantly administrative, the successful candidate will be encouraged to engage productively in CVMBS teaching and/or service activities.

Required Job Qualifications

o DVM or equivalent professional degree with a minimum of 3 years of academic experience
o Demonstration of professional contribution (research/publications, teaching, service)
o Strong oral and written communication skills
o Leadership and managerial experience
o Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
o Efficient, productive, and experienced user of Microsoft Office or equivalent software
o Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

o Admissions experience
o Publications relevant to advising, student affairs or admissions
o Active role in professional organizations (AVMA, AAVMC)
o Capacity to gather data and perform trends analyses
o Demonstrated commitment to student advocacy
o Demonstrated ability in crisis management, sound decision making

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Admissions Duty/Responsibility

o Oversee and collaborate with Director of Admissions Operations, the DVM Admissions Committee and representatives from WICHE to optimize the admissions process, including the combined degree programs (DVM-MPH, DVM-MBA, DVM-MS-Ag, DVM-PhD).
o Direct the Vet Prep program, including admissions and advising.
o Collaborate with individuals from other veterinary programs in promoting efficiency and innovation in admissions procedures.
o Collaborate with Director of Admissions Operations, AD-DVM and Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Academic and Student Affairs to oversee and implement successful recruitment programs for potential applicants and offered students, including disadvantaged and underrepresented minority students.

Percentage Of Time 70 Job Duty Category Veterinary Career Services Duty/Responsibility

o Collaborate with the Program Assistant, CVMBS and CSU Career Services, professional organizations and industry partners to develop career education, externship, advising and job placement services.

Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty Category Professional Advising Duty/Responsibility

o Oversee coordination of preveterinary and veterinary student advising activities.
o Provide individual advising to applicants who are within 2 years of applying to the CSU DVM program.
o Collaborate with preveterinary advisors at CSU and other institutions.
o Provide Vet Prep students with ongoing advising and mentoring; coordinate a 1 credit fall and spring independent study course focused on academic preparation, careers, professional development and other relevant topics.

Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty Category Other Activities Duty/Responsibility

o Represent the CVMBS on appropriate AAVMC Committees.
o Assist in AVMA yearly interim accreditation reports and in the AVMA accreditation visit every 7 years.
o Serve as the CVMBS admissions representative on the WICHE Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council.

Percentage Of Time 5 Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include cover letter addressing position requirements, CV/resume, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Adrienne Marcus,

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.