Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Riverside, CA
Apr 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $47,600 - $70,800
Title: Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Category: Management and Professional
Department: School of Business Administrat
Date Posted: 04/20/2017

Position Information: The School of Business at the University of California, Riverside is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized AACSB-accredited business school. With over 14,000 alumni all over the world, it is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system, as well as to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, which features MBA, Ph.D., Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), and Master of Finance (MFin) programs. The Business School is positioned as a center of excellence in business education through cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century. The Associate Director of Graduate Admissions actively supports the development and execution of recruitment activities for the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM), conducts, and participates in recruiting prospective graduate students. The Associate Director works closely with other members of the Graduate Programs Office along with other stakeholders, as assigned. The Associate Director interacts with prospective students from a variety of academic, cultural, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The position counsels prospective applicants on the graduate programs available, application criteria, and financial aid programs. The Associate Director assesses candidates backgrounds and future academic/career goals to effectively advise them of appropriate programs. The Associate Director of Graduate Admissions proactively coaches applicants on the various admissions processes and criteria, documentation requirements, and on-boarding activities. High volume admissions counseling occurs primarily by in-person appointments, tele-counselling and/or email. The Associate Director may score application essays, conduct student interviews, and assess candidates' backgrounds and future academic/career goals to effectively represent candidates to the admissions committee. All candidate information and interactions are appropriately recorded in the department's CRM systems. The Associate Director stays current on a wide range of school and university policies, and macro educational trends affecting graduate management students and admissions. During the peak recruiting season, the incumbent will contribute to the success of various recruitment activities by traveling extensively domestically and internationally.

Minimum Requirements: 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.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Ability to speak to various audiences (ranging from 1-500 people).
Ability to travel (domestic and international) for an extended period of time.
Familiar with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems.
Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills
Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively and professionally interact with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy; ability to communicate patiently and courteously with sometimes difficult individuals.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.

Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview