Job Description

Payroll Title:
Office of Admissions
Hiring Salary Range
$75,000 - $92,000 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
8 hrs/day, Mon- Fri

#117983 Asst. Director of Admissions for Diversity Recrt.

Extended Deadline: Fri 8/26/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/02/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/12/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Assistant Director of Admissions for Diversity Recruitment is responsible for working in collaboration with the leadership team, 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 campus partners including community center directors, outreach programs, staff and student organizations, off-campus community based organizations and other non-profits to promote UC San Diego with the ultimate goal and purpose of increasing the yield of students from underserved communities and regions, as well as among students who have the highest academic profile in their class. Responsibilities also include evaluation of the effectiveness of programs and activities. The incumbent will provide leadership and guidance in area of expertise to other admissions and recruitment specialists.

Cover letter required for a complete application.


  • Thorough 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 ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and implement information, outreach, and recruitment programs for students, counselors, and parents.

  • Strong 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.

  • Experience in managerial and administrative practices and principles; strong and creative organization, analytic, and decision-making/problem-solving skills. Ability to develop innovative approaches, techniques and procedures to provide more efficient and responsive services

  • Proven knowledge and ability to develop and use a computerized database of information to assist in the development and assessment of all program activities.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of social media.

  • Experience in budget projections, management, report preparation and presentations to funding sources.

  • Proven ability to write clearly, analyze and evaluate data, and report analysis clearly and succinctly.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) to interact tactfully and diplomatically, yet assertively, with all segments of the campus and community in one-on-one and group situations. Skill to resolve conflict situations and to recognize politically sensitive situations.

  • Demonstrated 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.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • 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.

  • Available to work evenings/weekends during peak periods; some domestic travel may be expected.

  • Position includes substantial domestic and international travel.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid passport and/or REAL ID.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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:

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