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Recruitment and Admissions Officer, Specialty Masters Programs - 69286-1A

Updated: May 17, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Merage/Specialty Masters Admin

Job Opening ID: 69286
Reports To: Associate Director, Recruitment and Admissions, MSBA & MSBTM
Department: Merage/Specialty Masters Admin
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 004508
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:
The Recruitment and Admissions, MBA and Specialty Masters Programs unit consists of professional staff who market to, recruit, admit, and yield students into our various MBA and Specialty Masters programs. There are three MBA Programs: Full-Time MBA (program designed for early to mid-level analysts, consultants, managers, etc.), Fully Employed MBA (program for mid-level managers, team leaders, analysts, etc. delivered on nights and weekends with a hybrid option) and Executives MBA (program delivered over weekends for managers, directors and executives with at least 8 years of professional experience including 5 years of managerial experience). There are 4 Specialty Masters Programs: Master of Professional Accountancy, Master of Finance, Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Master of Science in Business Analytics for early career professionals who are seeking technical and practical training for launching their careers. We also partner with the School of Biotechnology on interviewing and admitting Master of Science in Biotechnology Management students. Enrollment numbers and the high quality of the student body are critical to the success of the Merage School of Business.


Position contributes to the enrollment goals of the Specialty Masters Program Admissions Team by recruiting and evaluating prospective applicants for UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business Masters Programs. This position also provides support to the MBA Programs during peak times. Conducts informative consultations and represents the Merage School at information sessions and Open Houses and at various forums throughout the U.S. and the world. Provides knowledge and insight into admissions guidelines and policies and provide superior customer service to applicants throughout the admissions process. Works with the team to help execute the recruitment, marketing, and admissions operations strategy. Evaluates applications and interviews candidates for admission. Serves as a member of the Admissions Committee.
Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

The expected pay range for this recruitment is $26.92 - $29.21 (Hourly Rate). The Full Salary Range for the salary grade this position is assigned to is $26.92 - $46.36 (Hourly Rate).
Department Website:


  • 3 years+ of experience making public presentations, and experience in marketing, advertising, communications, sales, and/or recruitment in a graduate or undergraduate academic or professional setting. 
  • Strong organization skills and project management skills. 
  • Previous interviewing experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. 
  • Working knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs at UC. 
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations and other institutions. 
  • Working knowledge of admissions requirements for campus / school / college. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of UC, and the ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective applicants and the public.
Special Conditions Required:
  • Requires ability to work weekends and evenings as necessary; requires periodic regional and national travel.


Special Conditions Preferred:
  • Hybrid position with some onsite work expected each week.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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