Job Description

Payroll Title:
ADMISSIONS RECRMT SPEC 3
Department:
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Hiring Pay Scale
$61,800 - $68,000 / Year
Worksite:
Campus
Appointment Type:
Career
Appointment Percent:
100%
Union:
Uncovered
Total Openings:
2
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#127500 Diversity Admissions Officer

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/29/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/10/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/25/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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

DESCRIPTION

The Diversity Admissions Officer (DAO) works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-demand office, which receives in excess of 150,000 applications annually and is engaged in a highly selective admissions process each year. The DAO is responsible for recruitment, reviewing first-year and transfer applications, admitted student yield, relations with schools and community and family outreach. The position requires professionalism, skills in presenting information, attention to detail, the ability to collaborate - working in teams, and flexibility.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment, the DAO identifies potential students, and provides information on a variety of admissions-related topics to the general public including, but not limited to: prospective applicants, parents, counselors, community-based organizations, faculty and campus colleagues. The incumbent is responsible for researching, identifying and developing relationships with key partners, schools and communities; and working with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that serve traditionally underrepresented students (low income, first generation, tribal affiliated, etc...).

Diversity Admissions Officers represent the Office of Admissions at key community and recruitment events where target populations are prevalent; and will work alongside the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment on special events hosted on and off campus during recruitment and yield seasons. The DAO fosters and maintains good working relationships with the public and organizations involved in outreach and recruitment, as well as serves as a resource to the external community, such as high school and community college counselors, representatives from other universities and UC San Diego advisors and administrators.

Diversity Admissions Officers independently review and/or evaluate, domestic and international applications, for admission at both the first-year and transfer level. The DAO uses professional judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of educational policies, including acceptance of transfer coursework from domestic institutions and international educational systems, in determining whether applicants meet requirements for admission. The DAO is expected to perform with a high level of professionalism as a representative of UC San Diego and the University of California among many constituencies, conveying complicated and/or sensitive information. The DAO may serves as a resource to the campus community for questions related to admission to the University.

~Cover letter required for a complete application.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or three years' experience in undergraduate admissions, student advising or student counseling and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of prospective students and families, counselors, administrators, the general public and campus community including multicultural and non-traditional populations.

  • Ability to interpret and communicate University policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. Ability to interpret broadly written faculty guidelines and use independent judgment in making admission decisions. Aptitude to remain abreast of changes to policy, procedures and adjust to changes as required.

  • Ability to conduct professional presentations before large and small groups, representing the University and the Office of Admissions.

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be an active listener and provide excellent constituent/customer service in all interactions - in person, on the phone and electronically, demonstrating professionalism at all times.

  • Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. Ability to independently organize and implement informational programs for students and parents, counselors, community-based organizations, and the general public.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.

  • Ability to assess workload, organize and prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines with efficiency and accuracy in a fast-paced environment with changing demands and minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Accurate computational skills and ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures when resolving issues.

  • Capacity to be precise and pay close attention to detail including the ability to independently review records and develop itineraries, schedules and plan recruitment activities and programs.

  • Ability to conduct independent and unsupervised individual evaluations and assessments (domestic and international), and provide admissions counseling for prospective students, admitted and denied applicants, current UC San Diego undergraduates, high school and community college counselors, college advisors and directors of advising, military recruiters and others.

  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges / universities and specifically at UC, and / or specific colleges and schools. Familiarity with educational trends, common and best practices at post-secondary higher education institutions across the nation.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and exercise good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential matters.

  • Detailed knowledge of complex and broadly written guidelines governing evaluation, admission and deferral of freshman and transfer applicants, both domestic and international.

  • Ability to interpret broadly written guidelines and use independent judgment in making admission decisions.

  • Knowledge of admission-related technology including CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems. Efficiency in utilizing technology and data to effectively execute the responsibilities of an Admissions Officer, from outreach and recruitment to application review, evaluation and yield.

  • Experience in implementing programs and workshops with high schools and community colleges for recruitment and yield purposes.

  • Familiarity in the use of a personal computer including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Work, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of email systems as a primary form of communication; accomplished skill at navigating the internet for information retrieval.

  • Supervisory Skills: Demonstrated experience and skill to routinely monitor production and quality of work being produced by staff and set performance standards, observing behavior, providing objective feedback, counseling, and manage performance as needed to mediate disputes or otherwise help to resolve conflicts and to provide effective leadership/coaching/mentoring.

  • Demonstrated experience and skill to assess staff capabilities and workloads and redistribute when necessary.

  • Demonstrated experience and skill to teach/train staff in all aspects of job duties/responsibilities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • 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.

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

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

  • Must have a valid driver's license and auto-insurance at required limits of the University.

  • Position includes substantial domestic and international travel.

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

  • Must be able to withstand the demands of heavy public contact.

  • Cover letter required for a complete application.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $61,800 - $108,000 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $29.60 - $51.72

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).


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