Manager, Diversity and Outreach Initiatives, Graduate Division

Los Angeles, California
Aug 04, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Admissions (DIA), the Manager of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives/Student Affairs Officer (SAO) will manage and administer efforts and activities related to outreach, recruitment, and diversity activities. 

These efforts, include the Competitive Edge Bridge-To-The-Doctorate Program, the UC-Historically Black Colleges and Universities (UC-HBCU) Initiative, and other diversity-related programming and offerings, including pipeline program events, and provide direction to team who assist with these activities.  Incumbent will also provide counseling/information to prospective and current UCLA graduate students and direct all staff functions related to this task. Will market and promote UCLA graduate programs.  The SAO will maintain accurate records for departmental long-range planning and provide program reports to Deans and Assistant Dean.  SAO will work closely with faculty, administrators, staff, and all levels of undergraduate & graduate students.  This position will supervise, train and mentor a Student Affairs Officer II and student assistants for DIA-related projects and initiatives.  To support best practices in graduate admissions, the SAO will provide diversity training and presentations to departments on graduate admissions policy and diversity initiatives focusing on student recruitment and retention.  SAO will process graduate admission cases, applying graduate admissions policies and procedures to support departments in their recruitment and yielding activities.  In collaboration with the Assistant Dean, the SAO must demonstrate leadership in the communication of policies and the development and implementation of procedures with regard to student outreach, admissions, and event coordination.

The target salary range for this position is between $4,400 and $6,000 monthly.


Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of sources and types of graduate student support.
  • Knowledge of internal and external student resources and their graduate student support programs to contact them appropriately and to obtain needed information.
  • Basic knowledge of relational database systems and how they can be used for student outreach and admissions.
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing information and problems so that substantive recommendations for improvement in systems, processes, departmental relations and program contact can be made to the Assistant Dean.
  • Skill in communicating effectively with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff and the public in a high-volume, intermittent public-contact setting.
  • Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends to participate in recruitment, outreach, diversity and admissions events.
  • Ability to make oral group presentations to provide information, train, and explain procedures and policies.
  • Skill in writing, copy-editing, and proofreading text and correspondence for correct style, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise the hiring, performance, and training of staff. Ability to support and motivate employees to establish a team atmosphere and promote their strengths and contributions.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.


How to Apply:
Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to and search for Requisition  26452.  Or, quicklink:



UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 12 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -

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