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Assistant Director - Native American Admissions (4509U) - 2697 - 2697
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 7, 2019
Title Assistant Director - Native American Admissions (4509U) - 2697 - 2697
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Admissions/Financial Aid

Assistant Director - Native American Admissions (4509U) - 2697 - 2697

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 19, 2019

Departmental Overview

Your journey to becoming a UC Berkeley student starts here. As the front door of the university, the mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to recruit, select, admit, assist, and enroll an academically excellent, highly accomplished, and broadly diverse freshman and transfer class.


  • Serves as territory manager and point of contact for all assigned schools/community colleges within a designated territory.
  • Represents the University of California, Berkeley at school/community college visits, college nights/fairs, transfer days/fairs as assigned.
  • Behaves in a manner that promotes goodwill on behalf of the University.
  • Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits. Identifies potential students, and provides information about higher education generally and UC Berkeley specifically.
  • Plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Cal Day, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities.
  • Assesses effectiveness in attracting quality students to UC Berkeley.
  • Utilizes search and marketing tools and technology.

  • Serves as a liaison between students, parents, colleges/universities, community agencies, and UC Berkeley college/school/department.
  • Serves as Officer-of-the-Day (OD) as assigned.
  • Provides in-depth information sessions on admissions requirements/selection/eligibility requirements, prerequisite courses, school/college programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, and career opportunities.
  • Assist prospective applicants with course planning.
  • Responds to general inquiries via phone, email, within system tools, and/or in person.
  • Contact students regarding their admission to Berkeley.

Application Review:
  • Serves as lead reader for assigned territory, including the training and management of assigned external readers.
  • Reads and scores applications for freshman and transfer admission.
  • Assesses academic preparedness of applicants.
  • Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship.
  • Uses professional judgment when reviewing complex applications for admission.
  • Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions recommendation.

  • Maintains a caseload of newly admitted students.
  • Perform course-by-course evaluations for transfer credits.
  • Evaluates transcripts for prospective, new and continuing students.
  • Mandates supplemental academic preparation as condition of admission where appropriate.
  • Determines if applicant has met specific University/campus requirements at point of admission. Finalizes applicants' entrance records for the University.
  • Cancels admissions or recommends cancellation decision be sustained or reversed based on extenuating circumstances, recommendations or supplemental information regarding applicant. Contacts applicants regarding status of their admission.

Campus Partnerships:
  • Plans, develops, coordinates and implements activities for undergraduate student development in partnership with campus programs.
  • Interprets, implements and applies University admission policies.
  • Keeps supervisor abreast of progress/process.
  • Maintain and support relationships with alumni and current student groups.

Required Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
  • Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements/policies/procedures/timelines and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley, and/or specific colleges and schools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions, representing the University with tact, exercising political acumen and promoting good will on behalf of the University.
  • Oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Experience and skill in student recruitment and knowledge of marketing research and analysis.
  • Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
  • Ability to travel and lift approximately 30lbs.
  • Time, organization and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of K-16 education issues.
  • Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of all associations and agencies to which the Berkeley campus of the University of California adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
  • Proficiency in a variety of software applications including, but not limited to, office productivity, customer relations management, and online application reading and evaluation.
  • Cultural competence and ability to work with diverse populations

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience working with Native and Indigenous communities, strongly preferred.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $67,000.00 - $73,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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