UC Merced
Left Button
BottomBottom Right
Center Image

Graduate Recruitment, Retention & Outreach Manager
Job Category:   Managerial/Professional
Unit:   Graduate Division
Position Code:   SGD4733A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications to begin 6/15/13
Salary:   $50,000 - $55,000
Location:   Campus Site
Background check:   Background check and fingerprinting may be required

The University of California, Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the University of California system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Dean of the Graduate Division, the incumbent develops, coordinates, and executes outreach, recruitment and retention strategies and programs in conjunction with staff from the offices of the Graduate Division, Student Affairs, and faculty to ensure a suitable pool of diverse and talented applicants to our graduate programs. Incumbent develops programs to optimize the retention of graduate students and timely completion of their graduate program. This position will also coordinate the development and management of all currently existing graduate preparatory programs and efforts. Represents the Graduate Division in campus committees, UC system-wide meetings and off-campus meetings. Travel is required and mandatory during recruitment and outreach peak season.

Qualifications:   • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

• Advanced knowledge of project management including program design, implementation, and evaluation.

• Advanced knowledge of funding and reporting requirements to UCOP and NSF.

• Advanced knowledge and understanding of UC Merced, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.

• Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Merced.

• Advanced knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population based on race/class, gender and socioeconomic status.

• Advanced ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.

• Advanced ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials.
• Advanced knowledge of admissions requirements for campus/school/college, including mitigating circumstances/bases for exceptions

• Advanced skills to develop the school's/college's strategic recruitment plans, designing outreach and recruitment programs and materials that will attract and enroll top candidates to the school/college, including students from under-represented groups.

• Advanced knowledge of pedagogical practices in working with underrepresented students.

To Apply:   Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

NOTICE: This position is not open. We are not accepting applications at this time.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:

Working at UC Merced
UC Systemwide Jobs
Login to My Jobs

People Finder
Our Values
Contact Us