Job Positions

Director of Transfer Student Initiatives/23193

Categories: Rocky Mountain Region 10


Office of Academic Achievement and Student Success


University of Colorado/CU Denver

Date Posted:

Oct 14 2021 11:40AM

Close Date:

Dec 14 2021

Position Description

The Director of Transfer Student Initiatives is expected to be a leader who will move transfer practices, policies, and programs forward as we reimagine transfer student success at CU Denver. The Director of Transfer Student Initiatives will improve the transfer processes; develop and implement strategic data-informed transfer student success initiatives; review and revise transfer related policies, develop new pathways and clarify existing ones; work with campus partners to facilitate transfer student transition and engagement; and will be a key player in institutional efforts to implement innovations in the transfer and award of credit. The Director of Transfer Student Initiatives will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success to establish strategic priorities for transfer students work on campus.


• Establish strategic priorities for transfer students work on campus by identifying key institutional partnerships that will expand opportunities for transfer into CU Denver and key internal partnerships that will enhance the transfer experience of current students, thus promoting transfer student retention across the university.
• Review, maintain, and update existing articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of academic credit.
• Work collaboratively with CU Denver faculty/staff and community colleges to create clear and effective transfer pathways to CU Denver that respond to local industry demands and maximize the applicability of credit toward students’ programs of study.
• Expand articulation efforts to better support students who transfer across state lines.
• Lead the effort to systematically review and revise policies that impact the transfer of credit for prior learning to improve students’ ability to receive credit that applies to degree requirements.
• Engage campus partners in systematic review of transfer processes and implement changes to streamline and improve operations resulting in more timely, efficient, and effective transfer experiences for students.
• Work with campus partners to improve transparency of the transfer process so that students have a clear understanding of which credits will be awarded and how they will apply to degree pathways.
• Collaborate with the Director of University Advising, school and college advising units, and community college advising offices to coordinate advising for students before, during, and after transfer.
• Work with partners in Student Success and across the university to co-create and implement data-informed interventions designed to improve student success through innovation and refinement of transfer practices, policies, and procedures.
• Collaborate with key external partners on student success projects that have transfer student components and serve as the university representative on transfer for these endeavors (e.g., Denver Area Educational Network [DEAN], CDHE Momentum Year)
• Lead campus conversations related to innovations in the award of academic credit. Working with the Admissions Office, enhance the use of the Bridge-to-Bachelors and Guaranteed Admissions programs.
• Review and revise transfer practices and policies that produce inequitable student outcomes.
• Collect, analyze, and report data that informs the way that transfer practices, university procedures, and policies impact student success and use this data to inform strategies for improvement.
• Partner with the Office of the Registrar to ensure that Transferology (transfer equivalency tool) is easy to use, up to date, and highly visible to students to make it easy for them to understand transferability and degree applicability.
• Assure that Transfer Guides are updated and are easily available for students and advisors on the university web site.
• Collaborate with New Student Orientation and First-Year Experiences to support the transition of transfer students as they develop a sense of belonging at CU Denver.
• Collaborate with Admissions Coordinators in the Admissions Office as well as the Career Pathways Specialists in the Career Center to facilitate career pathways work associated with the Denver Educational Area Network [DEAN].
• Responsible for the fiscal management of the department budget including analysis of spending, tracking expenditures, forecasting for the year, and assuring that resources are used as intended.
• Hire, manage and oversee the work of the Pathways Coordinator and graduate assistants.

Application Process

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Institution Information

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at: Denver:

Additional Information

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $78,787 to $85,000. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Optional: This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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Condition of Employment: Must be willing and able to accept a two-year appointment

Contact Information

Mary Baitinger (


Required Qualifications

• A bachelor’s degree in education, business, public administration, educational technology, social science, communications, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
• Seven (7) years’ experience supporting and/or leading transfer student programming in higher education.
• Experience analyzing and reporting on data.

Preferred Qualifications

• A master’s OR terminal degree in education, business, public administration, educational technology, social science, communications or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
• Experience in higher education academic advising or related field
• Experience working in a community college setting
• Experience working with state agencies and responding to legislation.
• Experience with strategic planning.