Graduate Admissions Specialist

Riverside, CA, United States

Graduate Admissions Specialist Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 22530461 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $45,300 - $78,400 Position Information The School of Business at the University of California, Riverside is a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized AACSB-accredited business school. With over 14,000 alumni all over the world, it is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system, as well as to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, which features MBA, Ph.D., Professional MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), Master of Science in Business Analytics and Master of Finance (MFin) programs. The Business School is positioned as a center of excellence in business education through cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century. 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. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in Business, Public, Counseling, Student Development, Education, or other related area. Preferred Experience Experience Requirement 2 - 4 years of related experience. Required Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles,if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business.,Valid Drivers License Required Minimum Requirements Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions. Analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrates organizational skills and problem-solving skills. Ability to interact with diverse groups using tact and diplomacy; ability to communicate patiently and courteously with sometimes difficult individuals. Well-versed in research tools, interpreting and clearly presenting data and using data software Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Preferred Qualifications Working knowledge of UC, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public. Working knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college. Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC. Familiar with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems. 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, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel. UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud. + UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings. + UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020 + UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color. + Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019 + Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings + UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine. 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 (