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: March 4, 2021
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Recruiting Communications who will work within the department's Football unit.
The Director, Recruiting Communications manages all areas of recruiting and oversees all football administrative recruiting duties within the Intercollegiate Athletics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. The position coordinates and implements all of the daily recruiting operational and logistical processes within the University of California Football Program. The position reports to the Assistant AD, Football Administration.
Oversee the daily student-athlete recruiting operational and logistical processes for the Football team.
In conjunction with department Recruitment & Eligibility Coordinator, ensure all team recruiting activities are in compliance with NCAA & Pac-12 regulations.
Plan and executes Football team's 75-week recruiting calendar, which includes mailings, videos, graphics, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Includes organizing the correspondence and outreach to prospective student-athlete for Football team.
Monitor Campus, NCAA, and Pac-12 legislation changes. Provide updates to coaches and staff on Campus and/or NCAA recruiting/admission policies.
Plan and coordinate official visits for team - itineraries, travel, hotel, hosts, meals, comp tickets, and set up meetings with Campus staff (academic advisors, faculty, etc.). Responsible for the completion and submission of all required paperwork and expense reports related to visits.
Responsible for updating the Football recruiting database (JumpForward) - ensure entries are correct, entered in a timely fashion, monitor number of contacts and evaluations from coaching staff, and resolve any questions or issues that arise.
Along with Compliance staff, will be involved in transcript process for Football recruits - obtaining, evaluating, and filing.
Work with Recruiting & Eligibility Coordinator to manage and implement events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Cal Day and multi-sport Junior Days, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities.
Supervise recruiting assistants and student workers.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent training/experience.
Previous experience within recruiting or admissions on a Division I campus, preferably within an Intercollegiate Athletics department.
Thorough knowledge of program activity and best practices.
Effective problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions.
Effective oral and written communication and listening skills.
Must be proficient in use of FileMaker, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word), and common desktop/web applications.
Effective customer service skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of the development and management of social media campaigns on multiple platforms.
Working knowledge of NCAA Division I initial eligibility and recruiting rules and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
Advanced degree in a related field.
Experience with evaluating transcripts for NCAA initial and transfer eligibility and admissions requirements.
Working knowledge of University of California admissions requirements.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time 1 year contract position
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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.