Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment & Yield, the Admissions Officer has significant responsibilities for project coordination and leadership in OARS. The position has a professional level of expertise in all areas of evaluation for freshman and transfer applicants, and a comprehensive knowledge of the educational processes. This expertise is acquired through experience in the position and additional training in specialized areas. Utilizing established department guidelines and deadlines, independently completes tasks. The position serves as resource to the staff in OARS, for issues and problems related to admission to the University. The position is also a resource to the external community: high school and community college counselors, representatives from other universities, and UC San Diego advisers and administrators.
The Admissions Officer is also responsible for evaluation of freshman and transfer applicants; counseling and advising of the general public including, but not limited to, prospective applicants, parents, faculty, and campus colleagues on admission-related issues; developing and supporting special initiatives in conjunction with the Alumni Office; and participating in various recruitment and yield activities. The position interprets the complex requirements for admission and makes independent decisions regarding the acceptance of transfer coursework from domestic and international institutions to the University and represents the University and OARS at high school and community college conferences and meetings. The Admissions Officer participates in interdepartmental and system-wide meetings regarding the admission of students to the University as appropriate.
In addition to the above duties, the Admissions Officer is responsible for specialized coordination and liaison duties which are related to evaluations. These include: international evaluation, evaluation training, annual application reader training, serving on the OARS team, UniversityLink program, capped majors, freshmen and transfer admission. In addition, each Admissions Officer serves as liaison to one or more campus departments including the six undergraduate colleges, all undergraduate academic major departments, divisions and schools, the Athletic Department, the UC San Diego Alumni Office and the UC Education Abroad Program.
Overtime (evenings/weekends) during peak periods; domestic travel.
Must maintain a valid driver’s license
Position is a mandated reporter under the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA). 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
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.
Ability to coordinate, plan, oversee and evaluate admission processes.
Ability to provide expert advice on that function to other admissions staff, students, parents, high school and college counselors and the general public.
Ability to recognize inconsistencies in academic records, specifically in the areas of falsification, duplication of course content and repetition.
General knowledge of curricula, articulation, transcripts and grading systems for high schools and two and four-year institutions.
Ability to research, analyze and interpret documents from international educational systems, including transcripts, grading systems and curricula.
Ability to conduct independent and unsupervised individual evaluations and assessment, and provide admission counseling for pre-admission applicants, who have been admitted, deferred or currently registered, high school and community college counselors, college advisors and directors of advising, military recruiters, and others.
Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of students and staff on campus, and off-campus counselors, administrators, multicultural and non-traditional populations.
Outstanding ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and orally.
Ability to organize, plan and implement informational programs for students, counselors, parents.
Ability to speak in public and make presentations before large and small groups, giving expert advice.
Ability to prioritize, organize and complete admissions functions to meet multiple deadlines.
Competency in the use of a personal computer which includes word processing, electronic mail and a large data base system.
Ability to develop itineraries, schedules and plan recruitment activities and programs.
Experience implementing programs and workshops with high schools and community colleges for recruitment and yield purposes.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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