Admissions Specialist

Riverside, Riverside County
Jul 21, 2014
Salary: $44,150 - $55,743
Title: Admissions Specialist
Category: Student Affairs and Advising
Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Date Posted: 05/20/2014
8AM - 5PM
Position Information:
The UC Riverside Undergraduate Admissions office is seeking an Admissions Specialist responsible for the evaluation and tracking of prospective and admitted athletes and serves as the central point of contact between Undergraduate Admissions and Intercollegiate Athletics during the recruitment process. This position supports a shared responsibility with Intercollegiate Athletics that if not properly controlled or completed could result in significant negative media reports and financial penalties for UC Riverside. In addition to the above duties, the Admission Specialist will also represent UCR Undergraduate Admissions by providing oversight at various programs and events; participating in school visits, college fairs, consortium travel, and conferences for both the freshman and transfer population. As an official representative of the University, the incumbent will travel within the United States to recruit prospective and admitted students and is available to students, families, the campus community, and the general public to interpret, enforce and explain University policies and regulations. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for all phases of admission evaluation of freshman and transfer applicants based on self-reported information, official transcripts, and other pertinent documents. Come join our 35+ person team and contribute to UCR's reputation for extraordinary diversity, superior value, groundbreaking research and graduates who succeed. As part of the selection process, the final candidates will be asked to participate in a presentation skills assessment. Budgeted hiring range for this position: $44,150 - $50,000.
Minimum Requirements:
-Bachelor's degree in a related field and significant experience as a professional or advanced professional-level student affairs officer or equivalent; or an equivalent combination of college education and experience.
-General knowledge of curricula, articulation, transcripts and grading systems for high schools and two and four-year institutions.
-Demonstrated undergraduate experience in: a) recruitment of prospective students; b) evaluating applications, transcripts, and supplemental documentation; and c) making admission decisions on prospective applicants to include full consideration of academic records and subjective criteria.
-Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing by organizing and delivering oral presentations that are concise, informative and appropriate to the audience while maintaining an appropriate University image.
-Demonstrated experience coordinating all aspects of a multi-faceted, fast-paced operation and in developing original solutions to challenges in order to meet established deadlines.
-Ability to interact diplomatically with faculty, administrators, staff and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, organizational levels, and groups with different goals.
-Demonstrated ability to comprehend complex UC and UCR rules, to analyze the details and then to interpret rules.
-Ability to articulate policies and procedures to university administrators, parents, students, school counselors and the general public either in person, email, telephone, on a one-to-one basis, or in a group setting while maintaining confidentiality at all times.
-Ability to be flexible and capable of dealing with change, ambiguity and seemingly contradictory or inconsistent policies.
-Ability to work independently while using sound judgment in applying, or developing solutions to problems.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated experience traveling to recruit undergraduate students.
-Demonstrated experience working with a student information system.
-Experience in researching, developing and scheduling recruitment activities to realize efficiencies.
-Experience using an online evaluation tool.
-Experience developing strategic plans and Key Performance Indicators (KPI).
-Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate statistical data and policy.
Additional Information:
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 the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #8 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2012-13). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 46th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2012-13) and is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview