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Director of California & Diversity Recruitment
Salary Range: $73,800/yr. - $155,900/yr.
Under the direction of the Director of Recruitment, the Director of California & Diversity Recruitment is the principal manager responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of strategic and innovative recruitment & yield programs focused on reaching campus enrollment goals of new undergraduate students from California at both the freshman and transfer levels. The position leads efforts to recruit underserved and underrepresented populations, including African American, Native American, Chicanx/Latinx, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern/North African and LGBTQIA, first-generation, and/or low income, among others.
The Director serves as the primary point of contact for and conducts admissions recruitment and yield efforts that support the campus Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) designation goals, representing the unit/campus to various constituents. The incumbent also provides leadership for the Transfer Opportunity Program—a state-funded transfer preparation program.
In close collaboration with the Director of Recruitment and other unit staff/campus partners as identified, the Director develops and implements a comprehensive strategic plan aimed at achieving the enrollment goals of the University to increase the academic, cultural, ethnic, gender, and socio-economic diversity of academically qualified students from California. This includes providing direction and supervision for prospect identification, initiating and maintaining key relationships with high schools, community colleges, and community constituents and providing strategic leadership in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and assessment of targeted California student recruitment strategies and programs from the inquiry stage to final enrollment.
This position is based on the university campus in Davis, CA. The selected candidate will be expected to come to campus frequently, although Undergraduate Admissions works in a predominantly hybrid environment.
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in undergraduate admissions and recruitment program development and management to design, implement, and evaluate recruitment initiatives serving diverse communities.
• Leadership experience including strategic planning, budgeting, organization, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. Experience developing and executing strategic and tactical plans to design original and creative recruitment programs and assess the success of the programs to develop solutions and devise program improvements, particularly as applied to working with underrepresented communities, counselors, teachers and community and faith-based organizations.
• Experience applying and analyzing broadly defined campus, county, state, federal policies to solve unusual and/or complex problems in particular as it pertains to the field of education.
• Experience working within guidelines and policies established by the University of California, the California Community College system, the California Department of Education, and other funding agencies.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
• Oral, written communication, and data analysis skills to prepare and deliver presentations as well as written reports, correspondence, proposals, program assessments, e-mail and other mediums of communication for a variety of audiences, ensuring compliance with departmental and university guidelines, practices and principles.
• Demonstrated understanding of both public schools (K-12) and the California systems of higher education (University of California, California Community Colleges, California State University) which includes knowledge of academic standards, administrative and governance structures, faculty relations, school protocol, school communities, categorical funding, and the Master Plan of Education in California, including California Education Code and Regulations.
• Demonstrated public relations and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds and organizational levels (i.e. students, families, school and community officials and campus administrators), and to establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
• Master’s degree in a related field.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) :
• Skills to speak a language other than English, preferably Spanish.
The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at
Job ID # 26700
The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer