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Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Admissions, the Assistant Director of Transfer Application Review (AD-TAR) is responsible for planning, design, and implementation of all activities related to the review of transfer applications (to include CETAD), validation of student records and awarding academic credit for coursework from two and four year institutions and exams. They are the resident expert on eligibility and evaluation guidelines for transfer students seeking admission to UC San Diego. This includes implementing training and certification along with quality control measures. They independently oversee the day-to-day operations, monitor progress and make recommendations on program improvements to ensure established timelines and department goals are met.

The Assistant Director trains, supervises, and determines the goals and expectations of subordinates responsible for executing tasks associated with reviewing undergraduate applications for admission, including the evaluation of academic records, and awarding of transfer credit for new students. This includes recruiting, hiring, and training a team of external application reviewers, as needed based, on the annual workload volume. The incumbent is responsible for implementing policies that directly affect subordinate staff with varying levels of expertise.

A member of the leadership team, the Assistant Director participates in the development and implementation of complex policies and procedures to strengthen infrastructure, take a digital first approach, and ensure proper alignment of resources to achieve campus enrollment goals. In this role, the incumbent maintains knowledge of industry best practices and works collaboratively with department leadership to maximize resources and uphold the security and privacy of student records.

They represent the Office of Admissions in meetings and committees at local, system wide, regional, and state level on appropriate topics. Serve as a member of various standing and ad hoc committees such as the Senior Admissions Evaluators Workgroup, Apply UC, etc. The incumbent is also responsible for counseling and advising the public including, but not limited to, prospective applicants, parents, faculty, and administration on admission-related issues, and participating in various recruitment and yield activities, and evaluating their effectiveness.

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