Graduate Admissions Specialist
8AM - 5PM
$44,200 - $65,700
The Graduate Admissions Specialist responsibilities include assembling, reviewing and processing of paper and on-line applications to our graduate business programs; data entry into our web-based applicant database; generation of various admissions related letters, documents, and other formal correspondence with candidates including interview invitations, letters of admission and other formal correspondence with candidates. The Graduate Admissions Specialist interacts with prospective students from a variety of academic, cultural, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The position counsels prospective applicants and admitted students on the various graduate programs available, application criteria, deadlines, etc. The Specialist proactively coaches applicants on the various admissions processes and criteria, documentation requirements, and on-boarding activities. The position may score application essays, conduct student interviews, and assess candidates' backgrounds and future academic/career goals to effectively represent candidates to the admissions committee. The position uses the Customer/Client Relationship Management (CRM) System to help communicate with those expressing interest in the various graduate programs and generates reports from this system/database. The Specialist ensures candidate information and interactions are appropriately recorded in the CRM system. In addition, the position assists with the logistics to support Admissions special events such as offsite Info Sessions, onsite tours, offsite recruitment events, and other recruitment/admissions events. This position maintains our web-based databases used to manage email campaigns, including event invitations, RSVPs, etc. The Specialist works closely with other members of the Graduate Programs Office along with other stakeholders, as assigned. The position provides a wide variety of administrative support, creates and edits documents, creates and enters data into spreadsheets & databases, schedules meetings along with leading the assembly of large mailings---all in support of Recruitment & Admissions activities.
Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
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.
Working knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college.
Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Working knowledge of UC, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public.
Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC.
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.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
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
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview