The USC Iovine and Young Academy offers a world-unique, integrated learning experience in human-centered design, technology, entrepreneurship, and communication. Students develop a powerfully agile mindset and 21st century expertise in strategic leadership, product innovation, and experiential computing for purpose-driven societal change. Established with a visionary gift from entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, the Academy merges academic rigor with immersive, real-world challenges with leading companies and institutions to prepare students to thrive in an ever-changing global economy.
The Academy is hiring a dedicated Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission position, who will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic recruitment plan for the Iovine and Young Academy with the goal of increasing qualified applicants significantly. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Admission and Student Affairs, the appointee will work with USC Admission to identify Academy feeder schools, with the focus on strong recruiting from high quality creative tech, STEAM and entrepreneurship schools.
Counsels prospective students and their families on university admission policies, procedures and educational opportunities at various stages of the college search and enrollment process. Follows up on applicant inquiries, evaluating and offering solutions to any problems and requests regarding admission. Communicates with students in person and via telephone, email, customer-relationship management (CRM) systems about the status of admission applications. Ensures confidentiality and compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Research, develop and implement the Academy's strategic recruitment plan in order to increase the number of qualified applicants significantly. Provides vision, supervision, implementation, and evaluation of effective, full-cycle student-centered recruitment.
Plans and coordinates outreach programs and other recruitment efforts and projects, both online and in-person, including peer counseling at high schools and community colleges. Establishes and maintains a network of high school and community college counselors. Represents the university at high school, community college and transfer fairs, military and veteran information sessions, and other special recruitment events.
Leverage recruiting knowledge, recruitment results and competitive market intelligence to drive strategies and influence key internal stakeholders on recruitment activities and programs.
Maintains currency on university policies affecting admission and transfer credit evaluation, and applies guidelines in review and assessment of applications, as appropriate.
Assists with special projects on behalf of an administrator. Provides support in the planning, design, development and implementation of short- and long-term projects for an organization, school or administrative/academic unit. Coordinates and schedules activities to meet project objectives, and prepares status reports on project plans, progress and results of activities.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for special projects. Develops, evaluates, recommends, and implements procedures for data acquisition, management, and quality control. Analyzes data for trends and/or conclusions, and presents results and recommendations to administrator.
Administers assigned budget and provides input for budget development. Participates in interdepartmental and university-wide meetings regarding admissions, as needed.
Serves as information resource for the university community. Identifies opportunities to increase visibility of programs and organizations. Prepares and develops content for university informational materials, websites and social media, often enlisting input or contributions from faculty and others.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
5 years of university admission and recruiting experience, including planning and strategy.
Leads employees performing similar work on a project basis
Will require domestic and international travel and working some evenings and/or weekends, based on business necessity.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Recruitment and admissions experience with knowledge of transfer credit policies and financial aid programs