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Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion
University of San Francisco

Date Posted Feb. 10, 2020
Title Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion
University University of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Admissions/Student Records/Registrar
    Financial Aid

Job Title:
Associate Director of Admission for Access and Inclusion

Job Summary:
The associate director of admission for access and inclusion develops and implements strategies to ensure that USF meets its undergraduate enrollment goals for student diversity. Based on broad-based consultation with enrollment leaders and key partners thorough the University, the ADAAI develops an analytically grounded, mission focused, and pragmatically oriented plan for new undergraduate student diversity at USF.

To reach these ambitious goals, the ADAAI plays an important role in the recruitment of underrepresented students in the local community (San Francisco Bay Area) and creates, implements, evaluates and is the primary contact for partnerships and opportunities with key non-profits and community-based organizations that have established productive student recruitment programs. The ADAAI also works with transfers, middle school and early high school-based (grades 8 - 10) students, as well as with federal and state sponsored pre-college programs that support pathways for students who are underrepresented within the undergraduate student body at USF. The ADAAI engages with and advises students and parents from these organizations on all aspects of college preparation and financial literacy.

Under the direction of the Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Admission, the ADAAI consults on a regular basis with SEM leadership, especially student leaders, University Life staff intimately involved in student support, and others to ensure that outreach and engagement activities of this position are in alignment with the lived reality of the student experience at USF.

Full Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement underrepresented student recruitment plan for new undergraduate students at USF.
  • Work with and support the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission for Transfer Initiatives to develop a robust and collaborative transfer recruitment strategy for underrepresented students.
  • Provide leadership for team of core admission staff and other within Admission and SEM on recruitment of underrepresented students.
  • Further develop, strengthen, and expand key existing partnerships and opportunities, as well as identify, create, and build new partnerships and opportunities with local non-profits, community-based organizations, public/private agencies, and cultural centers that have established productive programs. These include, but are not limited to, First Graduate, College Track, KIPP Foundation, Cristo Rey Network, Making Waves, ScholarMatch, and federally or state-sponsored pre-college programs such as TRIO, Upward Bound, Oakland Promise, Richmond Promise, and EOP.
  • Serve as a visible leader in the Bay Area in recruitment of underrepresented students, visiting approximately 45 or more schools and colleges in San Francisco Bay Area schools.
  • Serve as a higher education consultant for USF in collaboration with the partnerships, and in interactions with their students and parents while providing expertise, counsel and advise on issues such as college preparation and admission and financial literacy. Serve as a liaison for students identified in the admissions review or by leadership as needing additional guidance.
  • Design a comprehensive set of presentations that are appropriate for the applicable age groups, i.e., academic planning and goal-setting for middle school students; collegiate writing and test preparation for ninth- and tenth-grade students; and college research, visits and selection advising for high school sophomores.
  • Develop opportunities for CBO students to visit campus. Serve as the contact and presenter for campus visits arranged through community-based organizations and partners that bring these young groups to campus. Develop a script appropriate for this age group, and train admission ambassadors, if needed, with an appropriate tour.
  • Develop, review and revise MOUs (Memos of Understanding) as needed with partners.
  • Have a deep and contemporary knowledge base on issues of financial aid and scholarships, college access for undocumented students, college testing and preparation, and other college access issues.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders at the district and school levels, community organizations, and other external constituencies to achieve desired goals.
  • Read freshman and transfer (typically 600-650) yearly applications from selected Bay Area territories.
  • Represent SEM on university committees, councils, and special caucus groups as needed/requested to share information and/or collaborate on projects and events that promote access, equity and inclusion. Support culturally-focused clubs and student organizations on campus as needed/requested to assist with mentoring and share information about enrollment-related resources.
  • Participate actively in undergraduate Admission events including but not limited to open houses, interviews, and transfer days, as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid and other departments within SEM to support meeting the division's goals and USF's commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Position Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's degree and 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in community outreach and engagement, program and project management, and budget and financial administration. Experience in higher education and admission/recruitment highly preferred.
  • Sees the "big picture" and thus understands relevant interrelationships. Participates actively in the development of realistic strategies that help to ensure the long-term sustainability of key partnerships, programs and the organization. Builds and maintains strong relationships with key contacts.
  • Acts responsibly toward and anticipates and addresses needs of community partners and stakeholders. Strong focus on customer benefit and relationship building. Understands the industry and competitive landscape and recognizes the implications for the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to present information in various formats to effectively communicate cross-generationally with a variety of persons and audiences.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse communities and organizations. Understanding of diverse student populations and demonstration of cultural awareness.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with students who are the first generation in their families to attend college and attain a Bachelor's degree, and demonstrated experience in working with middle and early high school students.
  • Ability to think innovatively, creatively, strategically and collaboratively; effectively manages programs and facilitates thoughtful and insightful problem resolution.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team, establishing, building and retaining cooperative and collaborative working relationships while performing responsibilities.
  • Ability to use databases, report generators, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software.
  • Ability to travel (estimated 25-30% of time) to various locations around San Francisco, the East Bay area, and other territories as needed to build/maintain partnerships, attend gatherings, events, and activities related to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Thorough commitment to Jesuit Catholic education, and the university's Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Spanish/English bilingual capability preferred.

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The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the worlds most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a students passion for social justice and a desire to Change the World From Here. For more information, visit

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