The USC Office of Admission is seeking an Assistant Director. Some of the primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
Manages all aspects of a recruitment and admission territory on behalf of the University. Makes presentations at high school and community college visits around the country to guidance counselors, prospective students and parents. Provides consultative services to students and families about the college search and selection process. Serves as an expert regarding the college admission process for college counselors, principals and heads of schools in assigned territory. Interviews prospective students to evaluate suitability for admission. Evaluates applications, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and makes admission decisions.Â Researches and evaluates the demographic and academic characteristics of an assigned geographic territory, school group, and/or targeted student population in order to create an annual recruitment outreach plan and develop market analysis and competitor intelligence.Â Creates an annual recruitment outreach plan for an assigned geographic territory, school group and/or target student population that supports the accomplishment of the Universityâs overall enrollment goals and takes into account the various trends and systemic factors affecting the college-going market. Determines and executes specific recruitment strategies for assigned territory, school group or student population. Determines what high schools and community colleges to visit and what types of students to recruit. Recommends and develops new approaches to attracting the most competitive candidates to the University.
Please attach a cover letter and resume as part of your application.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Education:- Bachelor's Degree- Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:- 0 - 6 MonthsMinimum Field of Expertise:- Counseling skills and/or academic advisement experiencePreferred Education:- Master's DegreePreferred Experience:- 1 YearSkills: Other:- Analysis- Assessment/evaluation- Budget control- Budget development- Communication -- written and oral skills- Conflict resolution- Consulting- Counseling- Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.- Interviewing- Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.- Negotiation- Organization- Planning- Problem identification and resolution- Project management- Public relations- Public speaking/presentations- Research- SchedulingSkills: Machine:- Calculator- Computer Network (Department or School)- Computer Network (University)- Computer Peripheral Equipment- Fax- Personal Computer- PhotocopierSupervises: Level:- May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.