Division Admissions Manager – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is committed to continuous learning and innovative solutions to accomplish our mission: to enhance human health and quality of life. Accordingly, we are preparing the next generation of physical therapists to deliver the highest level of care to society. We are leaders shaping the future of health care. We have built a unique and influential community of faculty, students, staff, patients and other partners, and continually leverage our combined strengths in research, education and clinical service to help create healthier individuals and communities.

The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is seeking a dynamic and experienced Division Admissions Manager. This individual will oversee all aspects of the Division’s numerous enrollment services and processes. The ideal candidate will provide vision, supervision, implementation, and evaluation of effective, student-centered recruitment and selection strategies for our Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Master’s in Sport’s Science, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biokinesiology.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop Recruitment and Retention Strategies:

  • Collaborate with program directors to create and implement applicant recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Identify and develop marketing messaging and opportunities to increase program visibility.
  • Design and execute Division-specific recruitment and retention events.

Admissions Oversight:

  • Oversee the regular review, evaluation, and reporting of admissions applications, credentials, and prerequisites.
  • Ensure compliance with federal, University, and accrediting body regulations regarding admissions policies and procedures.
  • Administer the Division recruitment scholarship program in collaboration with program directors and the Scholarship Committee.

Collaboration and Liaison:

  • Collaborate with the Division’s Admissions Committee to select and recruit exceptionally qualified applicants.
  • Liaise with central admissions and communications offices, as well as third-party vendors, including online program management corporate partners.
  • Represent the Division’s academic programs at Division, University, regional, and national recruitment events.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze data regarding recruitment, application, and admission processes to inform strategies and improvements.
  • Oversee the planning and design of the enrollment services research agenda and recruitment calendar.

Applicant Interaction:

  • Meet with individual applicants as needed to provide guidance and support throughout the admissions process.

Supervision and Operations:

  • Supervise all unit staff and daily operations.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the university community and program directors.
  • Embrace and advance a holistic admissions process that promotes a diverse applicant pool.


  • Proven experience in admissions administration, preferably within higher education.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to analyze data and make informed decisions.
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the admissions process.
  • Willingness to work weekends and travel for recruitment events.

The Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

Join our team and contribute to the future of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy education!

The annual base salary range for this position is $102,520 – $120,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum Skills: Managerial experience in university recruitment and admissions.

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