Job Requisition Number: 27169. The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to recruit, select, admit, assist, and enroll an academically excellent, highly accomplished, and broadly diverse freshman and transfer class.
This position serves as the lead regional undergraduate admission representative in the Los Angeles area and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Involves developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment, and admissions for the Berkeley campus and/or school/college/department within appropriate constituents and communities; and educating the public about admissions requirements, policies, and processes.
RECRUITMENT: •In consultation with the Director and Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and in collaboration with other Admission Recruitment Specialists, takes the lead to prepare strategy and plans for recruitment in Los Angeles County. •Serves as the point of contact for all schools/community colleges in assigned territory. •Represents UC Berkeley at school/community college visits/fairs. •Behaves in a manner that promotes goodwill on behalf of the University. •Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits. •Identifies potential students, and provides information about higher education generally and UC Berkeley specifically. •Plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including New Student Receptions, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities. •Assesses effectiveness in attracting quality students to UC Berkeley. •Utilizes search and marketing tools and technology.
ADVISING: •Serves as liaison between students, parents, alumni, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department. •Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements/selection/eligibility requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities. •Assist prospective applicants with course planning. •Responds to general inquiries. •Contacts students regarding their admission to Berkeley.
APPLICATION REVIEW: •Serves as lead reader for assigned territory, including the training and management of assigned external readers. •Reads and scores applications for freshman and transfer admission. •Assesses academic preparedness of applicants. •Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship. •Uses professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission. •Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions recommendation. •Reviews most difficult and complex admissions cases, provides assistance to experienced admissions specialists.
EVALUATION: •Maintains a caseload of newly admitted students and performs course-by-course evaluations for transfer credits. •Evaluates transcripts for prospective, new and continuing students. •Mandates supplemental academic preparation as condition of admission where appropriate. •Determines if applicant has met specific University/campus requirements at point of admission. •Finalizes applicants’ entrance records for the University. •Cancels admissions or recommends cancellation decision be sustained or reversed based on extenuating circumstances, recommendations or supplemental information regarding applicant. •Contacts applicants regarding status of their admission.
CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS: •Plans, develops, coordinates and implements activities for undergraduate student and alumni development in partnership with campus programs. Interprets, implements and applies University admission policies. •Keeps supervisor abreast of progress/process. •Develops, maintains and supports relationships with alumni and current student groups.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: •Maintains knowledge of and utilizes current references and resources, e.g., Evaluation Guidelines, articulation agreements, up-to-date references/resources, e.g., Quick Reference for Counselors, etc. •Participates in state, regional and national associations and events relating to recruitment and/or admissions in higher education, e.g., AACRAO, PACRAO, NACAC and/or WACAC, ACT, College Board and systemwide Counselor Conferences.•Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation. •Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population at both the freshman and transfer level. •Advanced knowledge and understanding of UC Berkeley, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. •Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley. •Advanced ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions. •Advanced ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. •Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college, including mitigating circumstances/bases for exceptions. •Advanced skills to develop the school's/college's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the school/college, including students from under-represented groups. •Proficiency in a variety of software applications including, but not limited to, such as office productivity, customer relations management, and on-line application reading and evaluation.
Education/Training: •Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. This is a 100% remote position
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