Coordinator of Financial Aid and Admissions, SPH (4509U) 27409
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 8/20/2019
Departmental Overview The School of Public Health (SPH) is a large and complex professional school at UC Berkeley, with a mission to improve population health, especially for the most vulnerable, through interdisciplinary collaborations, preeminent education, and transformational research. The School is comprised of six academic divisions and 30 research centers and programs, with over 200 faculty, 120 academic/research staff, 155 management/professional/ administrative staff, and 285 student researchers/instructors/workers. The School offers a core MPH degree with nine areas of study, along with five MA and MS degree programs, a DrPH and five PhD degree programs, and five concurrent programs with other UC Berkeley schools and colleges; in addition, the School offers a joint degree with UC San Francisco. The School launched UC Berkeley's first on-line degree program in 2012 and is rapidly expanding the program to reach a wide range of domestic and international audiences through online degrees, certificate programs, and executive education. The School enrolls approximately 575 graduate students per year, as well as educating roughly 440 undergraduate students through an upper-division public health major. The School's more than 13,000 graduates can be found working throughout the world, in both the public and private sectors.
Responsibilities The Coordinator of Financial Aid and Admissions educates current and prospective students about financial aid and admissions requirements, policies, and processes as well as develops and carries out programs for student outreach, recruitment, and admissions for the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
Key Responsibilities include:
Participates in the processing, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options. Identifies fellowship applicants meeting criteria for awards and grants and notifies selected recipients. Meets successive award deadlines. Primary liaison with Graduate Division on all financial aid matters and keep students, faculty, staff and SPH leadership informed about changes in policies and procedures.
Processes admission decisions through university systems, including Slate and SOPHAS, and trouble shoots as liaison with department programs and Graduate Division on any complex admissions issues. Clean up admissions data and communicates admissions updates with programs.
Plans, manages, and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Spring Visit Day, Orientation, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, and similar activities.
Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, interviews, and follow-up visits. Identifies potential students, and provides information about higher education generally and UC Berkeley specifically.
Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, disability, and educational/personal hardship. Using extensive knowledge of the School's requirements and applicant pool, assesses the applicants' overall record to provide advice on competitiveness of applicant.
Provides in-depth information, advice, and guidance on admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, school programs and curricula, specific financial aid criteria, SPH or Graduate Division fellowships and other resources for financial aid, and career opportunities.
Assesses admissions eligibility of traditional, online-program, and international applicants. This includes evaluating transcripts and international records for eligibility. May also include researching foreign educational systems as needed and analyzing academic records from foreign secondary and tertiary institutions (including study abroad records).
Engages in career and professional development opportunities. Other duties, as assigned.
Comprehensive knowledge of academic programs at colleges/university level.
Thorough knowledge of financial aid programs, admissions requirements and curricula.
Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, including competency in Excel.
Thorough knowledge of common computer application programs, including technological platforms utilized in the admissions and financial aid processes (e.g., Slate, SOPHAS, student information systems).
Strong skills in analyses and complex problem-solving, aligned with a strong service orientation.
Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population.
Ability to interpret and effectively communicate policies and procedures to prospective students and the public.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions.
Strong skills to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
Ability to effectively work both independently and in collaboration with others at varying levels of the organization.
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Prior experience with managing fellowships and scholarships at the graduate level.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Mandated Reporter This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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