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Admissions Ambassador Coordinator

Company: University of California
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

$53,000 - $68,000 Job Closing Date Initial applicant review will begin on or around October 4, 2021. Posting may close any time after that without notice. This is a renewable contract appointment is eligible for UC benefits. About UC Merced The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff. Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region. The University of California, Merced, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC Merced's achievement of excellence right here in California's Central Valley. About the Job Applying skills as a seasoned, experienced recruitment and admissions professional, plans and develops strategies utilizing student ambassador for high school and community college recruitment. Hires, Trains, Develops Program, Reports and Supervises student ambassadors. Identifies potential students, provides information, and ensures good relationships with the public and institutions and organizations involved in outreach/recruitment and independently reviews applications for admission, using professional judgment in determining whether applicant meets the requirements for admission, making exceptions to admissions requirements, and considering a variety of requirements. Recommends improvements/modifications to the program. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits. Identifies potential students and provides information about higher education generally and UC specifically.
  • Develops excellent collaborative relations with participating school personnel to facilitate coordination of activities. Provides updates and open communication with liaisons at school sites. Assist in the promotion of the MAAP program.
  • Provides in-depth information on admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities. Serves as liaison between students, parents, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC college/school/department.
  • Manages and supervises student ambassadors at multiple remote sites. Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, monitors progress of student ambassador staff.
  • Evaluates transcripts and international records for eligibility. Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship. Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation.
  • Researches foreign educational systems as needed and analyzes academic records from foreign secondary and tertiary institutions (including study abroad records). Assesses academic preparedness of traditional, special and international applicants.
  • Assesses performance, makes recommendations for modifications and prepares reports.
  • Plans and develops recruitment strategies utilizing student ambassadors at high schools and community colleges.
  • Develops and implement alumni, staff and faculty as ambassadors for recruitment of new students Qualifications REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's degree in related area and minimum 3 years of directly related experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
    • Master's degree in Higher Education, Leadership, or Student Development, or related field. (Preferred) CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
      • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
      • Working knowledge of UC Merced, 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 Merced.
      • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
      • Working/ knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college.
      • Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. (Preferred)
      • Experience in managing student staff and their supervision
      • Good to strong assessment and reporting knowledge. (Preferred) Background Check Background check and LiveScan fingerprinting will be required for this position. Policy Statement How to Apply: An online application is required for each position to apply. 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: . Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy: The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at . Covid Policy The University of California now mandates that all faculty, staff, and students are vaccinated against the SARS Covid-19 virus. See for Policy details. On your first day of work, you will be required to upload your proof of vaccination into the UC Merced Vaccination Portal () E-Verify: All employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check. Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

Keywords: University of California, Merced , Admissions Ambassador Coordinator, Other , Merced, California

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