The Senior Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for meeting the undergraduate enrollment and tuition revenue goals of the University of the Pacific. Using professional judgment and nationally recognized best practices is responsible for marketing the campus to a wide audience and must present information in an influential manner that drives enrollment. Under broad general direction from the Director and Associate Directors, the Assistant Director must plan a strategized marketing effort within assigned territories to enroll an academically talented and diverse student population.
This position is based in Southern California with the ideal candidate living in Los Angeles County.
1. Recruits students in an assigned territory by determining the appropriate travel schedules and marketing initiatives to drive enrollment goals. This includes, but is not limited to, high school visits, community college visits, large scale university expositions, and other activities to gather leads. Being able to command both small and large audiences and speaking about the University of the Pacific in a professional style with influencing presentation skills is essential. During any year, the Senior Assistant Director is traveling 8-10 weeks during the fall, 2-4 weeks in the spring and 1-2 weeks during the summer to recruit students.
2. Use professional initiative to develop an original marketing plan, using the resources of the department, for assigned territories. This includes developing unique and different strategies to meet enrollment goals as territories vary in need and requirements of the marketplace. Establishing long lasting relationships with counseling professionals, parents, alumni and others are essential. Successfully developing and deploying the plan are critical in driving enrollment goals as managers of assigned territories.
3. Must be able to speak and present to a wide and varying audience to effect and drive applications and admissions to the University. This includes being able to interact with high school and community college students, parents, counselors, school administrators, coaches and other individuals. To be able to present both on and off campus and deliver a compelling case for enrollment at Pacific both in an individual and group setting. While attending high volume expositions to recruit students, the Senior Assistant Director must quickly formulate positive attributes of the University to effectively persuade and match potential students (and families) to our campus.
4. Evaluate applications for admission and scholarship determination. This includes reviewing the academic coursework of the student in high school or community colleges and determining if the academic record shows progress for achievement at Pacific. To evaluate standardized test scores for admission, reading essays and letters of recommendation to render a holistic admission decision based on professional judgment. During peak periods it is expected that the Senior Assistant Director of Admission will evaluate 40-60 files per day and are active members of the admission committee.
5. Must possess the flexibility and wherewithal to operate in several databases at one time. This includes using Salesforce, OnBase, Visit Days and Banner. Must be able to navigate the systems to provide a high level of customer service to the public. Must understand the parameters for running one’s own reports to monitor goal progress and be able to use the data to make decisions in recruitment territory management.
6. The Senior Assistant Director must work diligently in contacting potential students via telephone and email during and after normal business hours. Must respond to the requests for information to help students make the best decision about attendance at Pacific.
7. The Senior Assistant Director of Admission has the obligation to be financially prudent and is given autonomy to make decisions that allow purchasing of goods and services to drive enrollment needs.
8. The Senior Assistant Director of Admission will plan, organize and execute a variety of on campus and off campus events. These include, but are not limited to, on campus open houses and accepted student receptions.
9. Must work cooperatively with faculty to understand the needs of the academic departments in marketing the university to potential students, parents, or counselors.
10. Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree. • Four (4) years of work in undergraduate admissions or a related field.
• Bilingual skills highly desired. • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills. • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. • Ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively. • Exceptional organizational skills. • Strong work ethic. • Team player. • Knowledge of and willingness to learn and work with technology; specifically word processing environments, internet navigation, databases, and e-mail correspondence. • Knowledge of the University of the Pacific and its programs. • Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Duties require constant sitting and repetitive motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Frequent walking, standing and simple grasping. Occasional climbing stairs, walking across campus, stooping and reaching. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is based in Southern California. Work is primarily performed in an at home office. Maybe required to work irregular hours and travel extensively to meet business needs.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.
These efforts will keep Pacific compliant and more importantly, send the message to potential new faculty and staff members that we value diversity and will not discriminate based on a protected class. Call HR with any questions at 209-946-2124.
The University of the Pacific offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation package including tuition remission.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni Sc...hool of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented. Explore University of the Pacific www.pacific.edu