Admissions Recruitment Specialist (4508U) - Fung Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4733549
Admissions Recruitment Specialist (4508U) - Fung Institute
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Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, launched in January 2010, prepares engineers and scientists with the multidisciplinary skills to lead enterprises of all scales, in industry, government and the nonprofit sector. The Fung Institute is headquartered in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering and includes the Master of Engineering Program, the undergraduate Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, communications courses for PhDs and undergraduates, and bespoke career services and experiential learning services.
The Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership is recruiting up to 15 Admissions Recruitment Specialists to assist the Department Admissions Committee(s) in reading and evaluating applications for admissions to our professional master's programs. The work will range 10 to 20 hours per week and will include online training sessions and reading applications (typically done at your home/off campus) the remainder of the time. We require the position to attend training sessions in late 2023, and work each week reading applications from early January 2024 through early March 2024. There is a possibility for re-appointment in subsequent years.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 8, 2023
Review and evaluate approximately 45 applications a week.
Exercise professional judgment in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending applicants for admission using established guidelines.
Review applicants' undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts, resume and work experience, letters of recommendations and essays, and standardized test scores.
Build and maintain relationships with student services to ensure proper matriculation of students.
Plan and organize aspects of the admissions process ensuring deadlines are met. Reviews applications including electronic files, identifying applicants in need of follow-up due to incomplete or incorrect paperwork, and verifying applicant credentials.
Review international transcripts to meet Graduate Division requirements.
Consult with experienced level staff or faculty when reviewing more complex applications.
Participate in training and norming workshops.
Review admissions training materials and become familiar with prerequisite courses and equivalents.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Ability to read between 10 to 15 hours each week.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
Position requires successful completion of a background check.
Familiarity with engineering and computer science careers, coursework and schools.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $28.30 to $38.51 hourly. This is a part time, Limited appointment; the work will range 10 to 20 hours per week. We require the position to attend training sessions in late 2023, and work each week reading applications from early January 2024 through early March 2024.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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