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This is a 100% Contract position for 2 years with the possibility of extension or conversion to career status.

The International Specialist & Admissions Officer is a seasoned professional with experience in the evaluation of complex educational records from international curriculums/systems with some crossover to domestic applications. The incumbent is responsible for assessing an applicant’s preparation for admission to the University, and transferability of coursework from US and international educational systems. The ISAO is an active participant in interdepartmental and system wide meetings regarding the evaluation and interpretation of international records to the University. The incumbent is active in professional organizations relating to international admissions; consults with colleagues in the field; and makes professional presentations at local, regional, and national conferences; serves on campus and system wide committees and workgroups; and liaises with colleges and academic departments. The ISAO is a resource to the staff in Admissions and campus community at large (faculty, staff, administrators).

The ISAO works in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high-demand office, which receives more than 150,000 applications annually and is fully engaged in a highly selective admissions process throughout much of the year. The ISAO is expected to perform with a high level of professionalism as a representative of UC San Diego and the University of California often conveying complicated and/or sensitive information to a variety of audiences. In addition to outreach and recruitment activities, they are charged with reviewing freshmen and transfer applications, implementing yield efforts, and fostering relationships with schools and community-based organizations. The position requires skillful presentation of complex information, attention to detail, the ability to collaborate – working in teams, and flexibility. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, the ISAO identifies potential students, and provides information on a variety of admissions-related issues to the public including but not limited to prospective applicants, parents, counselors, community-based organizations, faculty, and campus colleagues. The ISAO fosters and maintains good working relationships with 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.

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