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Pacific Northwest Regional Manager

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Student Services, Remote out-of-state eligible (long distance work arrangement outside business location)
Position Description

Job Summary

The Regional Admissions Manager reports to the Director of Admissions and Recruitment and operates with minimal direction. The Regional Admissions Manager independently manages the day-to-day operations of admissions recruitment within an identified state or region outside of California. This includes but is not limited to collaborating with leadership team to create strategic plans for recruiting within the state or region, marketing, maintaining and evaluating any state-specific admissions policies and procedures as required, conducting outreach and providing information and guidance to prospective undergraduate and graduate students and their families, and establishing state-specific recruitment goals and plans to reach enrollment targets. A main goal of the position is to increase the overall number of newly enrolled national and partner students annually. 

The Regional Admissions Manager is directly accountable for the success of the programs they run in their assigned state. The Regional Admissions Manager will reside in the assigned state and must be adept at maintaining performance and achieving goals while working remotely. The Regional Admissions Manger will utilize strong interpersonal and public speaking skills in presenting Cal Poly's academic programs, it's philosophy, admission practices and procedures to prospective students and to the general public. 

The position will ideally be based in the Seattle area and responsible for the following regions: Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Department Summary

Cal Poly's vision is to be the nation's premier comprehensive polytechnic university, an innovative institution that develops and inspires whole-system thinkers to serve California and help solve global challenges. The Regional Admissions Manager is essential to that vision through our outstanding initiatives to bring more of Cal Poly to the world and more of the world to Cal Poly.

Key Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision in a remote setting.
    • Exceptional time-management, planning, organizational skills, and ability to multi-task, while attending to detail and meeting the demands of multiple deadlines. 
    • Working knowledge of the admissions process, practices, and procedures, and the ability to independently apply a wide variety of policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in a complex organization. A Master's degree may substituted for one year of experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Salary and Benefits

The anticipated hiring range for this role is $72,000 – $76,000 annually. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information. 

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly’s hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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