In support of Undergraduate Admission (UA) efforts to meet annual new student recruitment and enrollment goals, the Assistant Director directs the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of new student recruitment and yield activities, and participates in application review. The primary objective of the position is to stimulate and motivate an academically competitive, talented and broadly diverse applicant pool of California resident, domestic non-resident and international students and assist these students through the admission and enrollment process. Visit secondary schools and community colleges in California, across the U.S. and internationally (as needed), providing substantive information about UCLA specifically, and the University of California generally (as required). Provide information on admissions requirements, processes and deadlines; financial aid; housing, and campus services.
The Assistant Director will be assigned a specific target population which is the American Indian population, the incumbent will be sufficiently well-versed to work with this targeted population, as well as a variety of prospective student audiences. Maintain a full schedule of school/college visits, making oral presentations and conducting workshops. Represent UA/UCLA in special joint programs with schools, colleges, and UC campuses. Advise prospective applicants and parents. Cultivate, establish and maintain working relations with counselors, administrators, other school personnel, tribal leaders and Native colleagues in the United States. Based on analysis, designs, implements and participates in activities to increase the yield of highly able and other target recruitment populations. Participate in application review providing information on targeted schools, and by reading applications, assessing applicant academic performance, and recommending admission using established guidelines. Manage one or more specific functions, such as Stay-Over Programs; Campus Tours, Alumni and Bruin Ambassador Programs, STOMP and annual UA staff training as well as specialized staff training programs. Hire, train and supervise student assistants to support program needs.
Application Instructions Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu Reference position # 25639. AA/EEO
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Knowledge and experience working with Native American population.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with high level administrators in K-14, tribal leaders and university administration to address educational issues of access for the Native American population.
Demonstrated knowledge of Native American communities and ability to deliver academically focused services to families and students in order to improve knowledge of the college preparation and admission processes.
Demonstrated ability to undertake a broad variety of activities, including but not limited to programmatic initiatives, internal and external group presentations, and the development and implementation of effective marketing strategies, to stimulate and motivate an academically competitive, talented and broadly diverse applicant pool.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person, through electronic and virtual media, and in writing, representing the University in a professional and accurate manner on often complex topics related to student academic preparation and University admission.
Demonstrated organizational skills in setting and managing priorities which accurately reflect relative importance of position responsibilities and that facilitate the completion of institutional and unit goals and successful programmatic outcomes.
Demonstrated skill in interpreting University admission guidelines and analyzing academic and test records to determine applicant eligibility and competitiveness for admission.
Demonstrated ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate effective recruitment initiatives for targeted audiences. Ability to collect and interpret data from internal and external sources, i.e. Hobson's, College Board EPS, to gauge success of efforts and inform decision-making. Compiles data into reports.
Working knowledge of the University of California in general and other post secondary Educational opportunities, particularly in California, including their academic programs and services available to students.
Excellent interpersonal skills, sensitivity to the needs of a diverse prospective student population, a commitment to quality teamwork; initiative, independence, and motivation are required.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff members, subordinates, school administrators, tribal leaders and administrators, officials and representatives.
Demonstrated skill in supervising Recruitment Assistants including delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance.
Familiarity with and ability to use technology tools to advance unit goals.
Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of related job experience highly preferred.
Detailed knowledge of UCLA its academic programs, opportunities and services for students and University policies, procedures, deadlines and practices related to undergraduate admission at UCLA specifically, and the University of California more broadly, highly preferred.
Benefits UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct