The Senior Admissions Coordinator applies skills as an experienced admissions professional to develop and administer programs that support the recruitment of highly qualified and diverse applicants to the UCR School of Medicine. The incumbent will provide initial contact with applicants who call, email, and/or come to the Office of Admissions, and advise potential applicants on admissions requirements. Travel to and attend regional admissions fairs to support the recruitment of a highly qualified and diverse group of applicants. Provide outreach and function as a liaison to premedical advisors at various colleges and universities to ensure they are updated about admissions standards and requirements. Independently review applications for admission, using professional judgment in determining whether applicant meets the requirements for admission, making exceptions to admissions requirements, and taking into account a variety of requirements. Recommends improvements or modifications to the program. Screens and rates for admission to UCR SOM including for Early Assurance Program (EAP) and the Conditional Admit Program. Evaluates education, motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work and life experiences, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability and educational or personal hardship. Assumes primary responsibility for the EAP application process. Education Education Requirements Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required Advanced degree in related area. Preferred
Experience Experience Requirement Minimum of 5 years of related experience. Required 4 - 7 years of related experience. Required Minimum of 2 years of experience in medical school admissions. Preferred Experience working within an LCME accredited School of Medicine. Preferred Experience in effectively advising and counseling students. Preferred
Special Conditions Special Condition Requirement Approximately 12 admissions events require incumbent to work all day Saturday. Required Occasional local travel for outreach events as needed. Required
Minimum Requirements Knowledge of and experience using software systems in the completion of work assignments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Knowledge of FERPA and HIPAA federal regulations. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Ability to maintain positive interactions with others and work cooperatively.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate statistical data and policy.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC, and/or specific colleges and schools.
Preferred Qualifications Basic knowledge of medical school/program admissions policies, procedures and practices.
Knowledge of AMCAS, AMP, Banner and/or other student information software 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 was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.
- UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.
- In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.
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.
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