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The Admissions Officer (AO) works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-demand office, which receives in excess of 106,000 applications annually and is engaged in a highly selective admissions process each year. The AO is responsible for outreach, recruitment, reviewing freshmen and transfer applications, admitted student yield, relations with schools and community and family outreach. The position requires professionalism, skills in presenting information, attention to detail, the ability to collaborate - working in teams, and flexibility.
Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions, the AO identifies potential students, and provides information on a variety of admissions-related issues to the general public including, but not limited to: prospective applicants, parents, counselors, community-based organizations, faculty and campus colleagues. The AO fosters and maintains good working relationships with the public and institutions and organizations involved in outreach recruitment, as well as serves as a resource to the external community, such as high school and community college counselors, representatives from other universities and UC San Diego advisors and administrators.
Admission Officers independently review and/or evaluate, domestic and international applications, for admission at both the freshman and transfer level. The AO uses professional judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of educational processes, including acceptance of transfer coursework from domestic institutions and international educational systems, in determining whether applicants meet requirements for admission. The AO is expected to perform with a high level of professionalism as a representative of UC San Diego and the University of California among many constituencies, often times conveying complicated and/or sensitive information.
The AO serves as a resource to the staff in Admissions and the campus community for issues related to admission to the University.
A complete application includes a cover letter.
Overtime (evenings/weekends) during peak periods.
Domestic and international travel.
This position is also open to Spring 2018 graduates pending receipt of degree.
Proven analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Accurate computational skills and ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures when resolving issues.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills. Ability to be an active listener and provide excellent constituent/customer service in all interactions - in person, on the phone and electronically, demonstrating professionalism at all times.
Demonstrated ability to conduct professional presentations before large and small groups, representing the University and the Office of Admissions.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Ability to interact effectively with diverse group of prospective students and families, counselors, administrators, the general public and campus community including multicultural and non-traditional populations.
Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. Ability to independently organize and implement informational programs for students and parents, counselors, community-based organizations, and the general public.
Capacity to be precise and pay close attention to detail including the ability to independently review records and develop itineraries, schedules and plan recruitment activities and programs.
Ability to conduct independent and unsupervised individual evaluations and assessments (domestic and international), and provide admissions counseling for prospective students, admitted and denied applicants, current UC San Diego undergraduates, high school and community college counselors, college advisors and directors of advising, military recruiters and others.
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC, and/or specific colleges and schools. Familiarity with educational trends, common and best practices at post secondary higher education institutions across the nation.
Ability to interpret and communicate University policies and procedures to prospect
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