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Assistant Director of Admissions
STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER II

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Admissions, responsible for outreach, recruiting and admissions for graduate students in three MBA programs with primary focus on Bay Area MBA program. Assist with strategy development and implementation. Review applications for admission, interview candidates, and serve on the Admissions Committee. Represents admissions at off-site events. Provide comprehensive, in-depth MBA program information through individual counseling meetings, group information sessions, admissions workshops and panel discussions to a diverse population of potential students. Convert MBA prospects into applicants and admits into enrolls. Provide program support in key areas of Student Affairs.

Essential Responsibilities:

75% Recruiting & Admissions

Manage recruiting and admissions for MBA programs. Provide comprehensive, in-depth MBA program information through individual counseling meetings, group information sessions, admissions workshops and panel discussions to a diverse population of potential students. Provide admissions information and updates via phone, email and in-person to applicants throughout the application process and working collaboratively with the Admissions Team.

In conjunction with the appropriate deans and directors, develop and implement student recruiting strategies. Manage programs and processes associated with recruiting initiatives. Produce promotional materials to support outreach and recruiting efforts.

Serve as a voting member of the MBA Admissions Committee; evaluate applicants based on academic profile, test scores, professional experience, career goals and other attributes; interview candidates to assess focus and communication skills; recommend an admissions action.

20% Special Programs and Research

Develop and implement projects and processes related to MBA admissions and programs. Determine benchmarks against which to measure growth and progress for all three MBA programs. Collect and analyze data from diverse sources and make recommendations on appropriate courses of action.

5% Program Administration/Student Affairs

Advise students about academic and administrative University policies, registration procedures and deadlines, career development, leadership programs. Assist with special events including but not limited to Orientation and Commencement. Assist in the hiring and training of new staff. Assist with maintaining effective outreach information for internal and external audiences.

Work Environment:

Work alternative hours and attend evening events.Requires significant travel in and around northern California and some national travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in admissions, student services and the field of management.
  • Experience interviewing candidates and evaluating applications for admission.
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively represent the GSM.
  • Skill and experience with developing and delivering marketing presentations, the skills to persuade others and relay information in an enthusiastic and dynamic manner through public speaking and presentations.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills to quickly and accurately produce effective emails, letters, memos, reports, etc.
  • Skills to solve problems and develop solutions independently and effectively.
  • Analytical skills to prepare statistical reports and analyze a variety of data and processing systems. Skills to analyze procedures and make improvements for continuous business performance improvements.
  • Skills that demonstrate initiative, establish priorities, exercise independent judgment, work independently and as a team members and perform multiple assignments, to distribute efforts among tasks, to meet deadlines and maintain a high level of productivity.
  • Skills to handle difficult, sensitive and/or confidential issues with student groups, persons of varying ages and ethnic backgrounds, special interest groups organizations, employers and company representatives, alumni, campus staff, faculty, the public, and others. Skill to maintain confidentiality of admission information, applicant and student files.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experience in relational databases, electronic communications and web editing.

Preferred Qualifications for Selection:

  • Experience in graduate management admissions or student services. 
  • Knowledge and experience of UC Davis and campus resources. Broad and specific knowledge of the graduate and professional student experiences.

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