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The Diversity Admissions Officer (DAO) works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-demand office, which receives in excess of 150,000 applications annually and is engaged in a highly selective admissions process each year. The DAO is responsible for recruitment, reviewing first-year and transfer applications, admitted student yield, relations with schools and community and family outreach. The position requires professionalism, skills in presenting information, attention to detail, the ability to collaborate – working in teams, and flexibility.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment, the DAO identifies potential students, and provides information on a variety of admissions-related topics to the general public including, but not limited to: prospective applicants, parents, counselors, community-based organizations, faculty and campus colleagues. The incumbent is responsible for researching, identifying and developing relationships with key partners, schools and communities; and working with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that serve traditionally underrepresented students (low income, first generation, tribal affiliated, etc…).

Diversity Admissions Officers represent the Office of Admissions at key community and recruitment events where target populations are prevalent; and will work alongside the Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment on special events hosted on and off campus during recruitment and yield seasons. The DAO fosters and maintains good working relationships with the public and organizations involved in outreach and recruitment, as well as serves as a resource to the external community, such as high school and community college counselors, representatives from other universities and UC San Diego advisors and administrators.

Diversity Admissions Officers independently review and/or evaluate, domestic and international applications, for admission at both the first-year and transfer level. The DAO uses professional judgment and a comprehensive knowledge of educational policies, including acceptance of transfer coursework from domestic institutions and international educational systems, in determining whether applicants meet requirements for admission. The DAO is expected to perform with a high level of professionalism as a representative of UC San Diego and the University of California among many constituencies, conveying complicated and/or sensitive information. The DAO may serves as a resource to the campus community for questions related to admission to the University.

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