Department: Graduate and Degree Completion Admissions
Reports to: Director of Regional Recruitment and Graduate Admissions
Status: Exempt
Time commitment: 40 hours per week

Position Description

The Merced Campus Assistant Director for Community Development (“ADCD”) is the hands, feet and face of our Merced Campus and online programs.  Leading our team of vibrant recruiters, the ADCD is both Coach and Player.  Our Regional Campuses represent the values and mission of Fresno Pacific University in the communities we serve.  The ADCD exemplifies these ideals by undertaking active roles of service, collaborating with City leadership and stakeholders, and creating high-value relationships with local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations, and school districts.  We are looking for individuals with a strong sense of collaborative leadership, and a desire to be part of an inspired and productive team, and a passion for spreading education throughout our local communities.

Position Summary

The Merced Campus Assistant Director for Community Development (“ADCD”) has administrative responsibilities and reports to the Director of Regional Recruitment and Graduate Admissions.  The ADCD is responsible for leading a high-achieving recruitment team, collaborating with advising and administrative staff, program directors and school of education divisions all to ensure recruitment goals are met.  Specific responsibilities include maintaining communication between enrollment staff and the Regional Enrollment Office (REO), program directors, and local educational partners.  The Assistant Director for Community Development is responsible for maintaining a collaborative and empowering culture, ensuring efficient and effective recruiting processes and procedures, and maintaining positive and professional relationships between the University and the community.

Essential Functions


  • Uphold the “Founded on Christ” mission of Fresno Pacific University at all times.
  • Continuous commitment to the “The Fresno Pacific University Idea” and agreement to support its ideals and practices while employed by the University.
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with other staff members, students and guests, as well as personal conduct.
  • Publically conduct oneself in a manner that reflects the integrity, professionalism and values consistent with a leadership position at Fresno Pacific University.

Community Outreach and Recruiting

  • Work to develop and maintain high-value relationships with community groups, schools, district offices, current undergraduate students, alumni and churches.
  • Hold memberships in relevant community groups and attend civic functions that are pertinent to the overall recruitment function of Merced campus.
  • Work to influence long-term strategic partnerships at the City level to create a beneficial environment for FPU and its graduates.
  • Attend conferences locally and regionally when recruitment opportunities arise

Staff Development and Supervision

  • Coordinate staff schedules, sick and vacation time, and overall personnel issues concerning recruiters and the student staff assisting them.
  • Foster and empower a team culture at the campus consistent with the university.
  • Coach and develop the recruitment staff with support from the Director of Regional Recruitment and Graduate admissions
  • Oversee the evaluation and goal setting process for recruitment staff.
  • Coordinate training with the Directors.
  • Assist the staff in problem solving and conflict resolution issues.
  • Attend meetings within the university that pertain to coordinating functional areas.
  • Work closely with other Assistant Directors for Community Development concerning any recruitment issues affecting the Regional Campuses.

Administrative oversight

  • Plan and coordinate regular information meetings for students to attend on main campus, regional campuses when appropriate as well as online information meetings, including program directors as a regular attendee to provide programmatic information
  • Ensure maintain admissions process guidelines, working closely with the Admissions Process Manager
  • Provide weekly admissions reports to program directors
  • Work with the Director to implement the strategic and recruitment planning process for the campus for each fiscal year.
  • Oversee the recruitment operations at the main campus by monitoring the recruitment plans and budget by maintaining the tracking systems.
  • Take a lead roll in achieving the enrollment goals and strategies at the campus. 
  • Serve as a member of the regional campus Leadership team, collaborating with the Assistant Directors at all four regional campuses



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, conducting self in a professional manner
  • Self motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to the Christian mission of the University


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in Higher Education administration
  • Experience working in sales or recruitment functions of an organization
  • Familiar with the basic procedures in enrollment management, marketing, admissions, and evaluation
  • Experience using Salesforce

Physical Demands

  • Indoor work environment.
  • Perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: stand, sit, kneel, stoop, reach, lift, grasp, finger, see (near and far) for reading and data analysis on a computer screen, hear and talk for ordinary conversation and telephone calls.
  • Perform analytical and cognitive thinking and decision-making. 
  • Approximately 50% of this position’s duties require use of a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Based at the Regional Center of Fresno Pacific University, with local and regional travel required.


Pay is based upon qualifications and experience.


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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.