Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Salary: $48,800 - $72,500
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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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