Associate Director, Student Outreach and Recruitment Services (J

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Job ID: 5718
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Associate Director, Student Outreach and Recruitment Services (J
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Date Posted:
January 3, 2018
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Open until filled
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Associate Director, Student Outreach and Recruitment Services (JID 5718)
Administrator II
CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor?s degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor?s degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.
Under general direction of the Director of Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR), the Associate Director, SOAR administers and directs outreach and recruitment efforts aimed at prospective students including, first time freshman, new and returning transfer students, parents, counselors and related partnership programs. The incumbent supervises professional staff, interns and volunteers; creates a team oriented environment and encourages staff development; oversees and supervises college preparatory and transfer agreement initiatives; develops student learning outcomes; applies learning centered concepts in design of programs and services and conducts assessments; works in collaboration with university faculty, staff, and personnel at public and private schools, community colleges and community agencies as it relates to recruitment and outreach efforts; coordinates and supervises intersegmental outreach and recruitment efforts with other CSU campuses, Chancellor's Office, the University of California, community colleges, and K-12 schools; remains current on recruitment/transition programs, early outreach efforts for all students, college preparatory initiatives and system-wide mandated legislation relating to K-16 issues and the California Master Plan of Higher Education; oversees the design, administration, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive yield component, the university ambassador program and campus tours; provides direct supervision and management to the Guest Relations/Information Desk Coordinator and coordinates special events for elementary, middle school and high school students and families. Performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Equivalent to five (5) years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience; with two of the five years in a managerial role preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extensive experience in strategic planning and executing outreach and recruitment programs. Experience in collaboration with representatives from other colleges and universities. Knowledge of outreach, recruitment and admissions processes and practices. Demonstrated ability to keep open lines of communication with faculty and administrators, school officials, parents and students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, community agencies, and other institutions of higher learning in an effort to achieve program goals. Ability to manage, supervise, and coordinate the efforts of a large staff in the accomplishment of program goals; assess qualifications and potential of candidates for employment through application review, personal interviews, and reference checks; communicate effectively with diverse audiences; coordinate and execute major events; and be self-motivating/monitoring and a positive role model for staff. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.
General Information
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume including the names of three (3) Professional References, and Salary History for the last five (5) years.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing HTTP://bit.ly/HRCSUN link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please view the link below:
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.

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