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Senior Assistant Director, Trojan Transfer Plan

Office of Admission Los Angeles, California

The USC Office of Admission is seeking a Senior Assistant Director, Trojan Transfer Plan (Senior Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission). Some of the primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to the following:

The Senior Assistant Director manages all aspects of a recruitment and admission territory on behalf of the University. This position will present at high schools and community colleges around the country to guidance counselors, prospective students and parents. As a member of the Undergraduate Admission team, the Senior Assistant Director provides consultative services to students and families about the college search and selection process. The Senior Assistant Director will participate in the review process of prospective student athletes.  This dynamic role serves as an expert in the college admission process to college counselors, principals and heads of schools in assigned territories. Interviews prospective students to evaluate suitability for admission. Evaluates applications, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and makes admission decisions. Manages programs such as merit scholarships, and engages in multi-cultural recruitment and outreach.  Provides leadership, guidance and direction to the department’s novice admission officers. Conceptualizes and implements strategic initiatives that are of critical importance to meeting the enrollment goals of the University.

The Senior Assistant Director manages program areas of focus such as merit scholarship evaluation, multi-cultural recruitment and outreach.  This strategic position is needed to research and evaluate the demographic and academic characteristics of an assigned geographic territory, school group, and/or targeted student population.  Strong marketing skills are required to create an annual recruitment outreach plan, and develop market analysis, along with competitor intelligence.  Experienced admission officers are encouraged to apply.

Please submit cover letter and resume as part of your application.


Minimum Education:
Bachelor's Degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
2 Years
Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Recruitment and admissions experience with knowledge of transfer credit policies and
financial aid programs. Requires comprehensive understanding of the admissions field.

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree

Preferred Experience:
3 Years

Skills: Other:
Budget control
Budget development
Communication -- written and oral skills
Conflict resolution
Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
Lead/Guidance Skills
Problem identification and resolution
Project management
Public relations
Public speaking/presentations

Skills: Machine:
Computer Network (Department or School)
Computer Network (University)
Computer Peripheral Equipment
Personal Computer

Supervises: Level:
Leads employees performing similar work on a project basis
May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.

REQ20068727 Posted Date: 12/05/2018

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