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 Director of Admissions. If you are a strategic leader with an innovative mind, we want you!
Led by the Director of Admissions, the Office of Admissions is housed in a multi-unit Enrollment Management (EM) department, under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) Enrollment Management. 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, and Parent & Family Programs. EM's core functions oversee undergraduate admissions, continuing student enrollment management, and financial aid and scholarship management. The Director of Admissions is a key member of the EM leadership team reporting to the AVC EM.
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 116,000 applications for admission annually. The office works collaboratively with on-and off- campus partners to achieve university goals.
The Director of Admissions, reporting to the AVC EM, is the Chief Admissions Officer responsible for the organization-wide undergraduate admissions function of both domestic and international applicants. The Director, through direct or subordinate leadership, oversees all undergraduate admissions functions such as: day-to-day operations; Triton (visitor) Center; High School and Transfer Student Services; Application Review and Evaluation Services; Operations; Admissions Systems; and Data Management.
The Director visions strategy to achieve desired outcomes using relevant data. The director leads a team of 40+ FTE's including four direct reports, and more than 150 part-time employees including college ambassadors/tour guides, and has budget responsibility. In collaboration with Admissions Senior Leadership Team, develop short- and long- term goals and strategic plans for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of University of California and UC San Diego undergraduate admissions policies. The Director recommends, develops and initiates policies and changes in procedure which enhance or improve prospect and pipeline development, recruitment, admissions, and yield that are aligned with campus admission and enrollment goals. Collaborates with AVC EM on modeling and strategy that will produce campus and system desired enrollment outcomes.
Oversee development of multichannel marketing and communication strategy that supports early and broad student pipeline development. Guide operations and technical staff in use of technical systems like Technolutions Slate to support admissions operations. Stay apprised of industry best-practices and when appropriate implement to improve efficiency and increase market competitiveness.
Collaborate across a complex decentralized campus. The Director engages partners such as academic departments, six colleges, advisors, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, University Communication and Public Affairs, Information Technology Services, Athletics, Student Affairs, and offices responsible for historically underrepresented student outreach and pipeline development. Serve on campus committees: Committee on Admissions (faculty led), Student Success Programs, and Colleges Branding Committee. Represent UC San Diego in California, nationally and internationally on University of California committees or workgroups, professional associations (NACAC, College Board, NAFSA and ACAOPU, for example), and in the school counseling/transfer advising community.
Strive to create synergy within EM and work closely with leadership to foster improved culture, shared values, professional development opportunities in support of EM employees and the students we serve.
Occasional evenings and weekends, travel within California
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.