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#96794 Assoc. Dir. of Admissions-Nonresident Recruitment

Extended Review Date: Mon 4/1/2019

Preferred deadline for application review is April 1, 2019. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed and considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Recognized as one of the top 10 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. Best practices, best people at the best place to work! Our team is looking to add an extremely creative individual as the next Associate Director of Admissions - Nonresident Recruitment. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!


Enrollment Management (EM) is a multi-unit department currently within the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs. The Unit is led by the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC). EM is comprised of multiple high-profile, core functional units including: the Office of Admissions, Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid & Scholarships Office, Student Affairs Technology Services (SATS), Cal-SOAP, Creative & Analytical Services, Parent & Family Programs, and the Business Office. EM’s core functions oversee undergraduate admissions and student outreach, 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 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 116,000 applications for admission annually. The office works collaboratively with on-and off- campus partners to achieve university goals.

The Associate Director of Admissions - Nonresident Recruitment develops and executes outreach, recruitment and admissions functions for prospective nonresident freshmen and transfer students to support overall campus and system goals. Formulates policies and procedures, as well as develops a comprehensive annual plan for recruitment activities and yield events specifically for nonresidents. Develop short- and long- term goals for nonresident recruitment which includes domestic and international, and manages professional staff. Manage limited admissions territory and read freshmen and transfer applications. Reporting to the Director of Admissions, the incumbent works collaboratively with senior admissions leadership team to lead and guide admissions team members. Serve as member of senior admissions leadership team responsible for overall management of Admissions office. Develop and manage operating budget.

Available to work flexible hours and extensive evening and weekend work as required.

  • A complete application includes a cover letter.


  • Significant knowledge of the goals and mission of the University as they relate to academic preparation, recruitment, and advanced-standing admission. Experience in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing admissions, recruitment and yield activities with significant knowledge of high schools, community colleges, and community based organizations.

  • Experience developing or contributing significantly to recruiting planning and strategy particularly for domestic and/or international nonresident students. Experience and ability in conceptualizing, planning and implementing student services, and outreach and recruitment programs.

  • Strong supervisory skills, conflict resolution, training and evaluation strengths, and ability to foster a cooperative working environment. Experience working with professional and support staff in support of unit, campus, and system goals. Ability to effectively train staff, students, and volunteers.

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing undergraduate admissions applications in a holistic process which considers multiple factors.

  • Proven knowledge and ability to use student information systems, databases, CRM (Slate preferred), and other admissions tools to support student recruitment, application review and yield efforts.

  • Excellent verbal, public speaking and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to speak before large and small audiences with poise and confidence. Analytical skills to research issues and present findings in position papers, correspondence, and other types of communications on a variety of institutional issues.

  • Proven ability to write clearly, analyze and evaluate data, and report analysis clearly and succinctly. Ability to focus on key issues, research, gather and integrate information and lead or participate with others across organizational and institutional lines in developing recruitment, outreach and yield plans.

  • Commitment to campus equity, diversity and inclusion goals. Experience working with diverse faculty, administrators, staff, students, families, system officials, non-traditional populations, volunteers and the general public. Sensitivity to those educational issues affecting low income, first generation and underrepresented students and families.

  • A high level of political acumen, diplomacy, and insight regarding the complex relationships and inter-dependencies of campus wide and system entities.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and coordinate programs and activities with other staff, departments and organizations to meet multiple deadlines. Ability to provide leadership, goal setting, deadlines, and priorities for committees and workgroups.

  • Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of experience in undergraduate admissions or enrollment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer experience in a fast-paced AAU institution or public research university.


  • A background check is required.

Duties may require direct contact with children (defined as individual under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

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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