Assistant Director Admissions Outreach & Alumni Engagement (4509U)
At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.
We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 28, 2019
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is charged with providing an equitable opportunity for every applicant to obtain admission to the University. The department must operate in a professional manner that ensures positive staff morale, values hard work and dedication, and in which staff communicate and collaborate effectively. Furthermore it must also present a coordinated effort to standardize procedures, document best practices, offer a variety of methods for professional development, as well as providing first-class customer service.
Serve as liaison to alumni communities on the Berkeley campus; take special steps to enlighten OUA staff to the special interests and needs of this population; act as the primary point person in determining and conducting outreach and yield efforts incorporating these populations; determine recruitment, training, evaluation and support processes of alumni volunteers, and deepen relationships with these groups; propose, plan and execute travel in support of the outreach and yield efforts for these groups. Serve as an active member of the Outreach Team.
Using skills as a seasoned, experienced recruitment and/or admissions professional, the incumbent identifies potential students, provides information, and ensures good relationships with the public and institutions and organizations involved in outreach/recruitment. The Assistant Director independently reviews applications for admission, using professional judgment in determining whether applicant meets the requirements for admission, making exceptions to admissions requirements, and taking into account a variety of requirements. Recommends improvements/modifications to the assigned program(s).
Serves as point of contact for all assigned schools/community colleges. Represents the University of California, Berkeley at school/community college visits, college nights/fairs, transfer days/fairs as assigned.
Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits. Identifies potential students, and provides information about higher education generally and UC Berkeley specifically.
Plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Cal Day, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities. Assesses effectiveness in attracting quality students to UC Berkeley.
Serves as lead reader for assigned territory, including the training and management of assigned external readers. Reads and scores applications for freshman and transfer admission.
Assesses academic preparedness of applicants. Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship.
Maintains a caseload of newly admitted students and perform course-by-course evaluations for transfer credits. Evaluates transcripts for prospective, new and continuing students.
Mandates supplemental academic preparation as condition of admission where appropriate. Determines if applicant has met specific University/campus requirements at point of admission.
Finalizes applicants' entrance records for the University.
Serves as liaison between students, parents, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department.
Serves as Officer-of-the-Day (OD) as assigned. Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements/selection/eligibility requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities.
Plans, develops, coordinates and implements activities for undergraduate student development in partnership with campus programs. Interprets, implements and applies University admission policies.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements/policies/procedures/timelines and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities, and/or specific colleges and schools.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions, representing the University with tact, exercising political acumen and promoting good will on behalf of the University.
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
Experience and skill in student recruitment and knowledge of marketing research and analysis.
Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
Ability to travel and lift approximately 30lbs.
Time, organization and project management skills.
Knowledge of K-16 education issues.
Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of all associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Proficiency in a variety of software applications including, but not limited to,office productivity, customer relations management, and online application reading and evaluation.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Hiring range is $67,000-$73,000/annually.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.