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Graduate Admissions Specialist

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$43,100 - $64,100

Position Information

The Graduate Admissions Specialist responsibilities include assembling, reviewing and processing of paper and on-line applications to our graduate business programs; data entry into our web-based applicant database; generation of various admissions related letters, documents, and other formal correspondence with candidates including interview invitations, letters of admission and other formal correspondence with candidates. The Graduate Admissions Specialist interacts with prospective students from a variety of academic, cultural, national, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The position counsels prospective applicants and admitted students on the various graduate programs available, application criteria, deadlines, etc. The Specialist proactively coaches applicants on the various admissions processes and criteria, documentation requirements, and on-boarding activities. The position may score application essays, conduct student interviews, and assess candidates' backgrounds and future academic/career goals to effectively represent candidates to the admissions committee. The position uses the Customer/Client Relationship Management (CRM) System to help communicate with those expressing interest in the various graduate programs and generates reports from this system/database. The Specialist ensures candidate information and interactions are appropriately recorded in the CRM system. In addition, the position assists with the logistics to support Admissions special events such as offsite Info Sessions, onsite tours, offsite recruitment events, and other recruitment/admissions events. This position maintains our web-based databases used to manage email campaigns, including event invitations, RSVPs, etc. The Specialist works closely with other members of the Graduate Programs Office along with other stakeholders, as assigned. The position provides a wide variety of administrative support, creates and edits documents, creates and enters data into spreadsheets & databases, schedules meetings along with leading the assembly of large mailings---all in support of Recruitment & Admissions activities.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Familiar with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems.
Has analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
Proficient in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing and in integrating information in the completion of assignments.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively and professionally interact with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy; ability to communicate patiently and courteously with sometimes difficult individuals.

Preferred Qualifications

Working knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college.

Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.

Working knowledge of UC, 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.

Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges / universities and specifically at UC, and / or specific colleges and schools.

Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

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 #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). 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 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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


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