Deputy Director of Admissions
Student Affairs Officer 5 - Supervisor

Job Summary

Under direction of the Senior Director of Admissions, the Deputy Director of Admissions is responsible for the development and execution of MBA student recruitment strategy for the Graduate School of Management.

Responsible for the strategic development and implementation of multiple programs and initiatives to meet evolving and emerging market needs; leads the analytical research effort for Admissions.

Drawing from internal and market data, analyze the graduate management education market and recommend appropriate courses of action to the Senior Director of Admissions and Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. Determine benchmarks against which to measure growth and progress of our highly ranked MBA programs. Develop and implement high-level strategies to recruit top MBA students in a very competitive market.

Positions Supervised

SAO III – 2.75
SAO I – .50



 Under general oversight of the Senior Director, develop and execute a
multi-year strategic and tactical plan to strengthen and expand the MBA
applicant pool to achieve enrollment and quality targets.

Develop, monitor and analyze performance metrics to assess recruiting
impact and effectiveness. Prepare regular reports, statistical analyses,
recommendations and summaries for admissions.

Create admissions forecasts using admissions trends and GSM data.
Benchmark with other top business schools, summarize and analyze data, and act on findings.

Design, update, and execute plans for international, domestic/national,
and regional recruitment strategies.

Develop and deliver a recruiting plan that attracts and enrolls a diverse
student body, particularly underrepresented minorities and women.

Interview and evaluate candidates for admission and serve as a voting
member of the Admissions Committee.

Advise potential students and the public about UC Davis GSM programs,
admission eligibility and application procedures.


Manage all aspects of fast-paced, technologically-sophisticated MBA
recruiting operation. Supervise staff, oversee operations, manage budget.

Direct alumni, corporate and current student initiatives by the recruiting

Physical Demands

Work flexible hours to meet operational needs, including regular evenings and weekends. Be available to travel when delivering programs/events at alternative locations in Davis, San Ramon, Sacramento and other locations, including possible International locations.

Work Environment

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.
Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.


Master’s degree (MBA or an equivalent Masters) or the equivalent
combination of education, training and experience from which
comparable skills can be acquired.

5 years of increasingly responsible experience leading a successful
admissions or recruiting program in higher education or within a large
complex institution.

Experience analyzing complex information, performing independent
research, presenting complex data in a way that facilitates decision-making and making strategic recommendations.

Analytical skills to prepare statistical reports and analyze a variety of data and processing systems; and to analyze procedures and make improvements for continuous business performance improvements.

Skills to deliver superior written communication materials, interpersonal
exchanges and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications for Selection

Experience in leadership, relationship management, budgeting and
managing complex teams.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other technology such as online
platforms for executive education delivery.