Assistant Director of Admissions/Diversity Recruitment
Filing Deadline: Mon 7/15/2019
Enrollment Management (EM) is a multi-unit department currently within the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs. The Unit is led by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management (AVC EM), who serves as the Chief Enrollment Officer of the University. EM is comprised of multiple high-profile, core functional units including: the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Enrollment Management Technology Services (EMTS), Cal-SOAP, Creative Services, Analytical Services, Parent & Family Programs, and the Business Office. EM’s core functions oversee undergraduate admissions and student outreach, continuing student enrollment management, and financial aid and scholarship management.
The Office of Admissions leads the university's efforts to identify, recruit, admit, and enroll the next generation of UC San Diego Tritons with focus on talented, academically capable, California students, representative of the diversity of the people of California. The mission of the office includes increasing the visibility of UC San Diego in California, the nation and world, through marketing and on- and off- campus recruitment activities to prospective freshmen and transfer students and their families; school counselors; community college leaders and advisors; community based organizations; and educational organizations serving groups historically underrepresented on our campus. The Office of Admissions hosts more than 80,000 visitors and receives, processes, and reviews over 116,000 applications for admission annually. The office works collaboratively with on-and off-campus partners to achieve university goals.
The Assistant Director Admissions for Diversity Recruitment is responsible for working in collaboration with management, in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of a coordinated and comprehensive recruitment plan to meet campus objectives for strategic admission and enrollment. This position is responsible for analyzing the admissions data to identify specific geographic areas and schools in order to direct recruitment and yield efforts.
The incumbent will work with community center directors, and staff and student organizations as well as community organizations and other non-profits to promote UC San Diego with the ultimate goal and purpose of yielding more students from undeserved communities and regions, as well as among students who have the highest academic profile in the class. Responsibilities also include evaluation of the effectiveness of the program. The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance in area of expertise to other admissions / recruitment specialists.
Must be available for extensive travel and driving in varied weather conditions. Must be available for weekend and evening programs.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Demonstrated knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.
Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of staff on campus, and off-campus counselors, administrators, multicultural and non-traditional populations.
Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC.
Advanced knowledge of tertiary level foreign credentials, secondary school records, study abroad programs and policies, and the knowledge of major educational systems of the world.
Proven experience researching, analyzing and interpreting documents from foreign educational systems, including transcripts, grading systems and curricula.
Demonstrated 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. Ability to organize, plan and implement information, outreach, and recruitment programs for students, counselors, and parents.
Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college, including mitigating circumstances/bases for exceptions. Advanced knowledge of curricula, articulation, transcripts and grading systems for high schools and two and four-year institutions.
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.
Strong experience in managerial and administrative practices and principles. Strong creative organization, analytic, and decision-making/problem-solving skills. Ability to develop innovative approaches, techniques and procedures to provide more efficient and responsive services
Proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of social media. Ability to develop and use a computerized database of information to assist in the development and assessment of all program activities.
Proven experience in budget projections, management, report preparation and presentations to funding sources. Superb ability to write clearly, analyze and evaluate data, and report analysis clearly and succinctly.
Strong ability to provide leadership in creating a climate of trust and respect and in aligning strategic initiatives and operational goals with the mission, values and business needs of EM and Student Affairs.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to interact tactfully and diplomatically, yet assertively, with all segments of campus and community in one-on-one and group situations. Skill to resolve conflict situations and to recognize politically sensitive situations.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Must maintain a valid California driver's license and insured personal vehicle for work use.
Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form is required.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html