Assistant Director for Transfer Pathways, Admissions Department, Doheny Campus

Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Admissions & Enrollment
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Locations:: Los Angeles, CA
Posted:: Apr 14, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 145388

About Mount Saint Mary's University:

Mount Saint Mary's is the only women's university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary's provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.

Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.

Job Description:

Create and manage partnerships between Mount Saint Mary's University and community college advisors, academic departments and other transfer-centered community college departments. Create and manage corporate partnerships to support transfer student enrollment. Represent the University to prospective transfer students and their families. Support recruitment activities and evaluate applicants for admission to MSMU.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Directs and manages the effort to create relationships with community college advisors, academic departments and other transfer-centered community college departments. This effort will be conducted by direct mail, phone, email and in person.
  2. Manages and expands the MOU's, ADT programs and articulation agreements with community colleges.
  3. Directs and manages existing relationships with corporate partners and expand relationships to additional industries.
  4. Completes transfer credit evaluations for transfer applicants, including nursing transfer evaluations.
  5. Analyzes and evaluates documents submitted with applications for admission (i.e. school transcripts, test scores, references, essays and resumes) for the prospective transfer students.
  6. Plans, organizes and implements various programs for prospective students and their parents, transfer counselors and corporate partners throughout the year designed to generate interest in MSMU.
  7. Interacts in a professional manner with a variety of professionals inside and outside of the University who have an impact/influence on prospective students.
  8. Works closely with prospective students and applicants throughout the admissions process via telephone and text, email contacts, letters and personal meetings.
  9. Organizes a schedule of community college visits, including travel arrangements and confirmation of visits as well as off campus recruitment events.
  10. Contacts and meets prospective MSMU students through repeated visits to community colleges and attending college fairs throughout California to generate applications for admission.
  11. Participate in multiple admission office events supporting the recruitment efforts for both first-year and transfer applicants.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other duties as assigned:

1. Organizes, plans and executes programs designed to support the recruitment effort.
2. Participates in professional association meetings (e.g. Western Association of College Admissions Counselors) when appropriate.
3. Performs other duties, as assigned.



  • Working knowledge of the structure of college admissions, community college transfer centers and of public/ private high school counseling; analysis of transcripts and standardized admission tests; and the role of an Associate of Arts degree versus a Bachelor's degree.
  • Understanding of financial aid policies and procedures helpful.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Able to independently exercise sound judgement, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop practical though creative solutions.
  • Consistently meet deadlines.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and follow through to completion.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and comfort in speaking to groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Work well alone and in a team.
  • Exercise excellent organizational ability, prioritization, customer service, oral/written communication, as well as interpersonal, public relations and presentation skills.
  • Possess high energy level along with patience and flexibility.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively.
  • Possess a driver's license and reliable personal vehicle.
  • Good sense of direction and/or ability to navigate is very helpful.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Participation in national and/or regional professional organizations helpful.


  • Minimum three years of experience working in an institution of higher education (e.g. in counseling, admissions, registrar's office or as a teacher/faculty member) marketing, recruiting, sales or other related field.
  • Demonstrated use of data analytics and mathematical skills.

Additional Information:

Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)

Start Date: Immediately

Applications Deadline: Open until filled

The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and resume.



Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic college primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.

MSMU_Doheny2Founded in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the College had its original campus at St. Mary’s Academy at Slauson and Crenshaw Boulevards in downtown LA. After the purchase of property in the Santa Monica Mountains in 1928, the University built its Chalon Campus, which is home to its traditional baccalaureate degree program.

The University’s historic Doheny Campus near downtown LA opened in 1962 on what was once the Doheny Family estate. The campus houses the Mount’s graduate degree programs, associate in arts program, education credential program, and the Weekend College, which offers a baccalaureate degree program to working adults. Many of the other programs at the Doheny Campus are also offered in evening and weekend formats.

The Mount’s academic programs place a strong emphasis on social and ethical values consistent with the Catholic view of compassionate community involvement—both in Southern California and around the world.MSMU_Students2

The University also prides itself on the diversity of its student body and faculty, which includes a wide variety of religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Indeed, this diversity greatly enhances students’ preparation for involvement and leadership in our increasingly complex world.

Since its inception, Mount Saint Mary’s University has granted more than 17,000 degrees.

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