Director, Transfer Pathways and Strategic Partnerships
Cal Poly Pomona
Location: Pomona, California
Internal Number: 4100207
Director, Transfer Pathways and Strategic Partnerships
Job No: 526680 Work Type: Management (MPP) Location: Pomona Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services
Type of Appointment: Full-time, Management Personnel Plan (MPP II)
Anticipated Salary Range: $90,000 - $115,020 Yearly (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Recruitment Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Application Review Date: April 27, 2023
REQUIRED- All candidates must submit the following:
Resume or CV
Outreach, Recruitment & Educational Partnerships (OREP) is responsible for outreach and recruitment of prospective domestic undergraduate students and plays a key role in enrollment planning and reporting. OREP is charged with promoting the image of the University, its programs and uniqueness; attracting and recruiting a diverse and high achieving pool of applicants; developing relationships and collaborations with campus external and internal constituents; and, providing timely, accurate and comprehensive services to students and campus through point of inquiry and enrollment.
OREP provides dedicated quality outreach and recruitment programs and strategic communication to prospective students, schools, community organizations, and the delivery of student services that support recruitment, college readiness, and persistence. Programs include domestic undergraduate outreach, out-of-state recruitment, and campus tour programs. OREP reports to the Presidential Associate for Community and Campus Partnerships & Student Experience in the Office of the President.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administration and Management:
Responsible for the planning, development, implementation and direction of a comprehensive K-16 outreach and recruitment effort, including the supervision of staff, interns and volunteers.
Initiates and develops recruitment strategies to increase applications from a diverse pool of prospective students to the university.
Manages the department's Residential Intensive Summer Education (RISE)/Transfer Pathways budget.
Determines policies and practices for staff, monitors, evaluates and is accountable for program services in order to meet specific program goals and outcomes, to include but not limited to, RISE Summer Programs, Super Sunday, Explore CPP, Fall Preview, Bronco Bound, Spring Open House, Transfer Celebrations, College Expos, Counselor In-Services, and Leadership Summits. - The incumbent is also responsible for the design, administration, coordination, and evaluation of comprehensive yield and retention components.
The Director serves on University committees and community boards as requested.
Supervision and Personnel:
Trains, supervises and evaluates professional staff, interns, and student assistants.
Closely monitors staff to assure appropriate time on task.
Implements staff professional development programs and training modules; defines and determines staff responsibilities, work priorities, work assignments, daily tasks, and short and long-range plans based upon assessment of programmatic needs; develops and implements annual administrative work plan and evaluates annual work plans for subordinate staff.
Arranges meetings, sets schedules, monitors activities, and provides feedback to staff.
Creates a team-oriented environment characterized by a commitment to inclusiveness, collegiality, diversity, civility and mutual understanding.
Leads search process to fill vacancies and make appropriate recommendation for hire.
Transfer Pathways & Strategic Partnerships:
Conduct visits to high schools and community colleges in local, regional, and out of state areas to provide current information on educational opportunities available at Cal Poly Pomona, admissions procedures and entrance requirements, CPP majors and academic programs, financial assistance, including merit based aid, housing, student life, athletic programs and career opportunities. - Represent and speak formally on behalf of CPP and the CSU system at college advisement programs. - Arrange and make presentations to prospective students (First-Time Freshman & Transfer), parents/guardians, and community based organizations. - Serves as liaison between local community based organizations and university resources. - Respond to questions in front of large and small audiences. - Interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, administrators and the general public.- - Develop strategic relationships with community partners that increase the pipeline of talented students choosing CPP, especially those from historically underrepresented communities. - Working collaboratively with CPP partners, bring together resources from local community-based organizations, schools, civic and corporate partners to provide innovative, accessible opportunities to students and families. - With on-campus, off-campus and virtual programming, the Director will establish targeted programming for first-generation, low-income and historically under- represented high school students regarding access to higher education and engagement with campus partners at CPP.
The Director assists the Assistant Vice President in developing content for professional and student staff trainings; department goals/objectives, and assessments.
Develops, coordinates and evaluates a variety of complex recruitment and retention projects such as: Summer Stay Over Programs, Transfer collaborative projects, parent/student conferences, CSU application and financial aid workshops.
Incumbent works directly with University faculty, administrators, staff and students in recruitment and retention efforts.
Incumbent maintains open channels of communication and strong collaborative relations.
Frames long-range plans for department initiatives to align with CPP and CSU strategic initiatives and campus divisional goals.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
A minimum of four years of progressively responsible higher education experience and delivery of services and programs to students and external constituents.
A minimum of three years leading a team of student service professionals in outreach and recruitment programs
General knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of the student services area as well as in-depth knowledge of the policies, procedures and practices of outreach and recruitment activities to include in-state and out-of-state recruitment.
Minimum of four years experience in outreach, recruitment, campus tours, and marketing.
A Master's degree in a related field is preferred with four years experience and a working knowledge of the core functions in outreach, recruitment, campus tours, and event management and special programs.
Working knowledge of higher education and enrollment management issues, policies, and practices; the ability to work independently; use of good judgment; initiative and resourcefulness in planning, implementing, and assessing multiple programs; leads and motivates staff and effectively articulates complex requirements and policies related to enrollment services.
Technology proficient in a variety of areas (i.e. Internet, client resource management (CRM), relational databases, Microsoft Office)
The ability to manage change and have the ability to to use technology in the development of different types of publications and project management.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest.
Out of State Work
The California State University (CSU) system is a network of twenty-three public universities providing access to a quality education through the support of California taxpayers. Part of CSU's mission is to prepare educated, responsible individuals to contribute to California's schools, economy, culture, and future. As an agency of the State of California, the CSU's business operations almost exclusively reside within California. The CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10899725/latest/.
Cal Poly Pomona will make a conditional offer of employment, pending the satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check). The conditional offer of employment may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. In determining the suitability of the candidate for the position, Cal Poly Pomona will give an individualized assessment to any criminal conviction history, considering such factors as the nature, gravity and recency of the conviction, the candidate's conduct, performance or rehabilitation efforts since the conviction and the nature of the job applied for. See policy at https://www.cpp.edu/eoda/employee-labor//documents/employment-policies/hr2017-17.pdf.
Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. See policy at https://calstate.policystat.com/v2/policy/10927154/latest/.
In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://www.cpp.edu/campus-safety-plan.shtml.
Cal Poly Pomona consistently ranks among the best universities in the country when it comes to quality education, affordability and career prospects for graduates. As an inclusive polytechnic university, we cultivate success through experiential learning, discovery and innovation. U.S News noted Cal Poly Pomona was eighth most diverse among regional universities in the West and tenth most diverse in the nation. Nowhere else can students ride an Arabian horse, practice on a Steinway piano, bring a new product to market, and build a liquid-fueled rocket.