Job Details

University of the Pacific
  • Position Number: 1957582
  • Location: Stockton, CA
  • Position Type: Admissions/Enrollment

Senior Assistant Director of Admission Regional Representative San Francisco/San Mateo/Santa Clara Bay Area

Primary Purpose:
The Senior Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for meeting the undergraduate enrollment and tuition revenue goals of the University of the Pacific. Using professional judgment and nationally recognized best practices is responsible for marketing the campus to a wide audience and must present information in an influential manner that drives enrollment. Under broad general direction from the Executive Director of Undergraduate Admission, the Senior Assistant Director must plan a strategized marketing effort within assigned territories to enroll an academically talented and diverse student population.

This position is based in the Bay Area with the ideal candidate living in close proximity to San Francisco, CA. This position may manage other recruiters, may be responsible for a regional area's recruitment activities.

Essential Functions:
1. Recruits students in an assigned territory by determining the appropriate travel schedules and marketing initiatives to drive enrollment goals. This includes, but is not limited to, high school visits, community college visits, large scale university expositions, and other activities to gather leads. Being able to command both small and large audiences and speaking about the University of the Pacific in a professional style with influencing presentation skills is essential. During any year, the Senior Assistant Director is traveling 8-10 weeks during the fall, 2-4 weeks in the spring and 1-2 weeks during the summer to recruit students.

2. Use professional initiative to develop an original marketing and recruitment plan, using the resources of the department, for assigned territories. This includes developing unique and different strategies to meet enrollment goals as territories vary in need and requirements of the marketplace. Establishing long lasting relationships with counseling professionals, parents, alumni and others are essential. Successfully developing and deploying the plan are critical in driving enrollment goals as managers of assigned territories.

3. Must be able to speak and present to a wide and varying audience to effect and drive applications and admissions to the University. This includes being able to interact with high school and community college students, parents, counselors, school administrators, coaches and other individuals. To be able to present both on and off campus and deliver a compelling case for enrollment at Pacific both in an individual and group setting. While attending high volume expositions to recruit students, the Senior Assistant Director must quickly formulate positive attributes of the University to effectively persuade and match potential students (and families) to our campus.

4. Evaluate applications for admission and scholarship determination. This includes reviewing the academic coursework of the student in high school or community colleges and determining if the academic record shows progress for achievement at Pacific. To evaluate possible standardized test scores for admission, reading essays and letters of recommendation to render a holistic admission decision based on professional judgment. During peak periods it is expected that the Senior Assistant Director of Admission will evaluate 40-60 files per day and are active members of the admission committee for specialized degree review.

5. Must possess the flexibility and wherewithal to operate in several information databases at one time. Must be able to navigate the systems to provide a high level of customer service to the public. Must understand the parameters for running ones own reports to monitor goal progress and be able to use the data to make decisions in recruitment territory management.

6. The Senior Assistant Director must work diligently in contacting potential students via telephone and email during and after normal business hours. Must respond rapidly to the requests for information to help students make the best decision about attendance at Pacific.

7. The Senior Assistant Director of Admission has the obligation to be financially prudent and is given autonomy to make decisions that allow purchasing of goods and services to drive enrollment needs.

8. The Senior Assistant Director of Admission will plan, organize and execute a variety of on campus and off campus events. These include, but are not limited to, on campus open houses and accepted student receptions.

9. Works cooperatively with faculty to understand the needs of the academic departments in marketing the University to potential students, parents, and counselors. Must understand the 80 plus majors the University offers and whether a student fits the academic profile for potential acceptance to a particular major and the University in general.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree.
Five (5) years of work in undergraduate admissions or a related field.
One (1) year of experience as a supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual skills highly desired.
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work irregular hours and travel extensively.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Strong work ethic.
Team player.
Knowledge of and willingness to learn and work with technology; specifically word processing environments, internet navigation, databases, and e-mail correspondence.
Knowledge of the University of the Pacific and its programs.
Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties require constant sitting and repetitive motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Frequent walking, standing and simple grasping. Occasional climbing stairs, walking across campus, stooping and reaching. Constant communication using both spoken and written means. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week Travel:
Work is based in the Bay Area region of California with a focus on Marin County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County. Work is primarily performed in an at home office. May be required to work irregular hours and travel extensively to meet business needs.

Valid drivers license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the Universitys fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, exempt

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific 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, or protected veteran status.

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