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Led by the Director of Admissions, the Office of Admissions is housed in a multi-unit Enrollment Management (EM) department within the Division of Student Affairs, under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor. EM is comprised of seven high-profile, core functional units including: the Office of Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Student Affairs Technology Services (SATS), Creative & Analytical Services, Cal-SOAP, Parent & Family Programs and the Business Office. EM’s core functions oversee undergraduate admissions, 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 particular 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 106,000 applications for admission annually. The office works collaboratively with on-and off- campus partners to achieve university goals.
The Admissions Officer (AO) works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-demand office, which receives in excess of 106,000 applications annually and is engaged in a highly selective admissions process each year. The AO is responsible for outreach, recruitment, reviewing freshmen 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 Associate Director of Admissions, the AO identifies potential students, and provides information on a variety of admissions-related issues to the general public including, but not limited to: prospective applicants, parents, counselors, community-based organizations, faculty and campus colleagues. The AO fosters and maintains good working relationships with the public and institutions and organizations involved in outreach 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.
Admission Officers independently review and/or evaluate, domestic and international applications, for admission at both the freshman and transfer level. The AO uses professional judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of educational processes, including acceptance of transfer coursework from domestic institutions and international educational systems, in determining whether applicants meet requirements for admission. The AO 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, often times conveying complicated and/or sensitive information.
The AO serves as a resource to the staff in Admissions and the campus community for issues related to admission to the University.
Able to work overtime (evenings/weekends) during peak periods.
Some domestic and international travel may be required.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
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
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A Bachelor's Degree in a related area and two (2) years experience in undergraduate admissions, student advising, or student counseling; and/or equivalent experience/training.
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.
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.
Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Accurate computational skills and ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures when resolving issues.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be an active listener and provide excellent constituent/customer service in all interactions in person, on phone and electronically, demonstrating professionalism at all times.
Ability to conduct professional presentations before large and small groups, representing the University and the Office of Admissions. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
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.
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.
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.
Familiarity in the use of a personal computer including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of email systems as a primary form of communication; accomplished skill at navigating the internet for information retrieval.
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.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and exercise good judgment in handling sensitive and confidential matters.
A background check is required.
Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
Position is a mandated reporter under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA).
Internal Number: 95821
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