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Admissions Transfer Advisor III
Job Category:   Student Services
Unit:   Admissions and Outreach
Position Code:   SAO7675A
Status:   Filled
Closing Date:   Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary:   $48,000 - $55,000 Annually
Location:   Sacramento-Bay Area
Background check:   Background check may be required

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.

Applies skills as a recruitment and admissions professional and provides substantive information on student programs for the organization or in college/school/department. Performs recruitment activities. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Transfer Initiatives and Recruitment, the incumbent will identify, recruit and serve students for UC Merced. As a representative for UC Merced, the incumbent will provide direct student/parent development and outreach services. Develop and implement projects and activities; analyze data; track and evaluate program effectiveness and develop strategies to meet strategic goals at the high school and mainly at the community college level. The incumbent must work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines. The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisor.

• This position will work remotely in the surrounding Bay Area region.


Qualifications:   • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training required.

• Three or more years of comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including transfer advising and recruitment, curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC, and/or specific colleges and schools required.

• Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population required.

• Ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public required.

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

• Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials required.

• Demonstrated the ability to work with Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

• A high level of personal integrity and professionalism, including the ability to work with confidential information required.

• Availability and commitment to travel for extended periods (8-12 weeks a year, primarily in the fall) required.

• Utilizes computer technology in daily operations; Prepares maintains and updates calendar; Works flexible hours including split shifts as required.

• Maintains a clean office environment; assist in his/her position upkeep required.
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

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