Student Affairs Director, UCLA Lab School

Los Angeles, California
Feb 26, 2018
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Under the direction of the Principal of the UCLA Lab School, the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs is responsible for having full programmatic responsibility for a mission- focused student affairs, admissions and enrollment process that serves the needs of the school and its research programs. It is also responsible for preparing students for the transition from elementary to middle school which includes individualized counseling, family meetings, and interview training. As an advisor, incumbent will determine the most appropriate middle school placement for students congruent with family expectations and goals for the student, and incumbent will also assist any outgoing students and families to other schools.

Working with the Principal and the Dean of GSE&IS, incumbent will determine annual admission needs and implement established policies, guidelines, and reporting for the admissions process. Incumbent will plan and/or assist in long-range goals to guarantee a higher level of diversity to support our laboratory function. Incumbent will serve as the registrar to enroll new students and re-enroll continuing students, coordinate campus visits and tours for prospective parents and schools, and visit middle schools to meet with principals and admissions directors to answer questions about applicants and build relationships. Serve as liaison with the public and campus-wide departments to develop sustained, positive relationships with recruitment authorities for minority and Spanish-speaking students. The Director of Admissions will organize volunteer parents, including over 100 current parents for prospective parent visitation days each year, and 50 current volunteer parents and teachers for the welcome social event, new parent orientation and culmination. As the database manager, the incumbent ensures the accuracy and data integrity of student and parent information within the Senior Systems Student Information System (SIS). Coordinate the weekly newsletter, Backpack Notes, for the parent community. The Incumbent receives guidance on broad goals and objectives from the administrative team but works independently.  




Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at  Reference position # 27442.     AA/EEO

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The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.


  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to high ethical and professional standards in the execution of duties and responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and identify problems, assess alternatives, and independently render logical decisions that conform to established policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • Ability to utilize and display good public relations and maintain a professional attitude and demeanor when dealing with a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex student systems and databases and how they interrelate; analytical ability to abstract relevant information from such systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to perform a wide range of tasks with frequent interruptions and/or distractions and under conditions of fluctuating workload while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to develop short and long-term goals and priorities to support the laboratory function of UCLA Lab School.
  • Ability to coordinate and schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; strong organizational skills to meet deadlines, avoid oversights, and accomplish tasks to completion.
  • Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities; ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, parents, volunteers and recruiters. Ability to handle sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of University policies and procedures, particularly concerning confidentiality of student records, knowledge of FERPA and other legislation and policies pertaining to the release and confidentiality of student records.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that demonstrate correct grammar usage, syntax and format to write and edit materials for publication, including correspondence and reports.
  • Excellent oral communications skill and ability to speak confidently in front of large and small audiences.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access or similar applications on a Macintosh computer system.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Graduation from college with a major in education, public administration, psychology, or related field and 7 to 9 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and the knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.


  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience working in an elementary school setting.



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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