University of Southern California Senior Assistant Director of Admissions in Los Angeles, California

Senior Assistant Director of AdmissionsApplyAdmissionsLos Angeles, California

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Admissions officeis seeking a highly experienced and enthusiastic professional to join our high-performing team.

The Senior Assistant Director of Admissions will counsel prospective students regarding university admission policies and procedures, review and evaluate applications and make admissions decisions, plan and administer outreach programs and other recruitment projects and assist with training and providing guidance to other admission counselors.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plansand coordinates outreach programs andotherrecruitment projectse.g.,peer counseling inhighschools and communitycolleges,group visits to campus,collegefairs or specialevents.Establishes andmaintainsa network of high school and community college counselors.

  • Makes admissiondecisionsforundergraduateand/orgraduate programs in accordance with admissionguidelines.

  • Counsels applicantsonadmission policies and procedures.Evaluatesand offerssolutionsto applicant problems and requestsregardingadmission. Applies transfercredit guidelines inreviewand assessment ofapplicationsas appropriate.

  • Communicates in person, bytelephoneand inwritingwithstudents about thestatusof admissions applications.

  • Developsrecruitmentstrategiesandplans forassignedterritory.Manages the efforts of volunteers,studentsand/or student groups andotheradmissionsstafftoimplementplans. Assesseseffectivenessof efforts and modifies as needed.

  • Administersassigned budget and provides inputforbudget development.

  • Identifiesandselectsscholarshiprecipientsbasedoneligibilityrequirements.

  • Servesasinformationresource for the universitycommunity.Identifies opportunities to increase program visibility.

  • Preparesinformationalmaterials often enlisting input orcontributionsfromotherssuch as faculty.

  • Maintainscurrency onuniversitypolicies affectingadmissionsandtransfer creditevaluation.

Salary decided upon experience.

Please provide cover letter along with resume submission.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

2 Years

Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Recruitment and admissions experience with knowledge of transfer credit policies and financial aid policies.

REQ20046238 Posted Date: 06/16/2017