Assistant Director of Admissions, Advanced Degree Programs (4508U), Berkeley Law - 45624
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The Assistant Director of Admissions provides support to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) programs at Berkeley Law. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the planning and administration of the recruiting, admission, and post-admission phases of the programs, which includes ongoing support for prospective applicants, applicants, and admitted students. This position resolves data discrepancies, supports applicants both pre-and post-admission, reviews application files and recommends admission decisions, processes admissions responses, tracks receipt of academic records, and produces student files.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 1, 2022
Provides information on admissions requirements, school programs and curricula, financial aid, and application procedures by email, in person, and through virtual appointments and information sessions; refers more complex inquiries to experienced staff; ensures that confidentiality of applicant information is protected and interaction with the public is conducted with sensitivity and professionalism. Enters application data in ACES2 and Salesforce databases and performs daily application reporting processes, paying close attention to detail and ensuring data accuracy; performs data transfer between databases and resolves inconsistencies. Implements aspects of events and programs under the direction and guidance of recruiting and communications staff to enhance recruitment and yield, including but not limited to email and phone campaigns, information sessions (in-person and virtual), and virtual admitted students month. Guides applicants through the application process and monitors application status; manually checks applications for completeness and accuracy in order to complete as many as possible, and follows up with applicants as needed. Exercises professional judgment in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending applicants for admission using established guidelines. Consults with experienced staff when reviewing more complex applications. Assists with the admission process on a rolling basis, including but not limited to entering admitted student data, generating admissions letters, and sending admission materials both by mail and email merge. Processes responses to offers of admission, checks for deposit payment, and updates application statuses. Supports applicants on the waitlist, updates their status as needed, and responds to applicant inquiries. Tracks and receives academic records and produces digital student files at the start of every semester, in consultation with experienced staff. Engages in professional development and training opportunities as needed. Performs other duties within the scope of this classification as assigned.
Strong interpersonal skills including active listening and critical thinking. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to learn, interpret, and communicate University policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete assignments with demanding timeframes and deadlines. Strong attention to detail. Computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Google Suite, and video conferencing platforms. Working knowledge of, or ability to learn, admissions databases including ACES2 and Salesforce. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions. Ability to use discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and ability to apply and integrate core concepts of DEIB into everyday practice. Must be committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. Must demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community.
Bachelor's degree in a related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Direct admissions and/or recruiting experience at an institution of higher learning or a professional school. Working knowledge of and/or ability to learn admissions requirements at UC or general law school and/or LL.M. admissions criteria. Experience working with a diverse student population. Knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as it relates to student records.
Salary & Benefits
- This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits. This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly. The hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $29.45 - $32.09. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume
section of your application.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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