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STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICER II
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS/BAY AREA

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Bay Area Associate Director of Admissions, responsible for outreach, recruiting and admissions for graduate students in three MBA programs with primary focus on Bay Area MBA program. Work with the Director of Admissions/Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Director of Admissions to help create and execute initiatives to recruit and enroll diverse MBA candidates. 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, networking mixers, 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, networking mixers, 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.

10% 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.

10% Diversity Recruitment

Help plan and implement recruiting and outreaching programming that attracts a diverse MBA applicant pool. Identify events, activities and partnerships that target underrepresented candidates. Create opportunities to engage with these candidates.

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.

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand for extended periods at events.

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.

Located in San Ramon, CA.

Work occasional overtime (including weekends), sometimes on short notice to meet operational needs. Work schedule will vary according to event requirements. 

Located in San Ramon, CA.

Work Environment:

Requires travel, including overnight, in state, nationally and internationally as the need arises; must be able to drive to Sacramento, Davis and San Ramon campuses and Sacramento and Bay Area locations. A valid passport and California driver’s license required. 

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge and experience in admissions, student services and the field of management. Experience interviewing candidates and evaluating applications for admission.
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to represent the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
  • Experience with developing and delivering marketing presentations. Skills to persuade others and relay information in an enthusiastic and dynamic manner through public speaking and presentations.
  • Experience with lead generation, and applicant cultivation both in person and on the phone.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills to quickly and accurately produce effective emails, letters, memos, reports, etc.
  • Skills to provide a high level of customer service to students, alumni, employers, staff, faculty and the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience in admissions, student services and the field of management. Experience interviewing candidates and evaluating applications for admission.
  • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to represent the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
  • Experience with developing and delivering marketing presentations. Skills to persuade others and relay information in an enthusiastic and dynamic manner through public speaking and presentations.
  • Experience with lead generation, and applicant cultivation both in person and on the phone.
  • Writing, editing and proofreading skills to quickly and accurately produce effective emails, letters, memos, reports, etc.
  • Skills to provide a high level of customer service to students, alumni, employers, staff, faculty and the public.
  • 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, the skills to 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 solve problems and develop solutions independently and effectively.
  • 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.
  • Experience in relational databases, electronic communications and web editing.
  • Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.                                                                                                             

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.
  • Master’s or other advanced degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Where to apply: http://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71432