Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Location
California, United States
Posted
Monday, 20 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Ref
5410
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Admissions, the Senior Associate/Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions will be a key senior leader and manager for all strategies and projects related to, but not limited to:

  1. recruiting and evaluating candidates for undergraduate admission with a special emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and gender-equity;
  2. developing and strengthening high school counselor relationships; and
  3. campus events. The Senior Associate/Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions is a regular, full-time, benefits-eligible salaried position. As an office manager, the Senior Associate/Associate Director will have 2-3 direct reports.

Job Duties

  • Develop and execute data-driven strategies focused on outreach and recruitment of targeted underrepresented student populations (i.e. minority, female, low-income, 1st generation)
  • Create and actively manage a high school counselor advisory group with various contact points throughout the year
  • Strategic planning and project management of all campus events, which includes leading teams of admission staff on related functions
  • Counsel students and conduct presentations about Caltech undergraduate life, admissions and financial aid policies/procedures to audiences on campus, in high schools, and at large off-campus venues
  • Plan and execute an effective recruitment travel plan that makes appropriate use of staff time, budget, and data to target the most promising candidates to Caltech
  • Travel as much as 3-5 weeks during the fall months, including but not limited to out of state travel
  • Build and maintain relationships with high school counselors and alumni in an assigned fixed region, as well as with faculty, staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Thoroughly read, critically evaluate, and recommend appropriate admission decisions on highly competitive applications
  • Directly manage 2-3 staff members and assist the Director in the performance management and annual performance evaluations of those staff members
  • Carry out other admissions-related projects as assigned by the Director

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5-8 years of professional experience in undergraduate admissions, high school counselor, or related field
  • Ability to work, and comfort with, diverse audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience planning large-scale events
  • Incumbent must be conscientious, proactive, self-motivated and a strong, positive team player
  • Must have the ability to participate in a fast-paced, creative, and success/deadline driven environment
  • Attention to detail, especially as it pertains to the holistic review of application materials
  • Exhibit professional behavior and excellent judgment in executing all activities of the office
  • Flexibility to travel by air, especially for several weeks in the fall, spring or summer months, to domestic locations
  • Must have the ability to manage several projects simultaneously while meeting aggressive deadlines
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft office tools including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Flexibility to work beyond a typical 8am-5pm job, including evening and weekend projects
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license through the course of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree preferably in an education or relevant field of study
  • Relevant selective higher education admissions experience working with diverse student populations

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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