Skip to main content

Director of Admissions- School of Medicine

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1084951 Date posted 06/27/2022
Submit Interest

Navigating the Hiring Process

We're here to support you!

Having trouble with your account or have questions on the hiring process?

Please visit the FAQ page on our website for assistance.

Need help with your computer and browser settings?

Please visit the Technical Information page for assistance or reach out to the web manager at

Do you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that enables you to fully participate in completing the following:

  • Online Submissions
  • Pre-Hire Assessments
  • Interview Process

Please submit your accommodation request and an HR Representative will contact you.

Oversee and direct operations and programs related to the admissions of first-year medical students, with general direction. Collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in the development of the strategy for admissions, and lead the implementation of the strategy. Develop policies, procedures and protocols that link the mission of Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine to the admission of candidates to the Medical Doctor (M.D.) program. Following applicable federal and state laws, accreditation standards, and national best practices, develop and assess criteria for the appropriate evaluation of candidates for admission. Lead efforts to best market the educational offerings. Evaluate the outcomes of the admissions process to continually improve strategies, policies, practices and results. Produce annual reports for the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Act as one of the representatives of the School to external organizations concerned with all aspects of medical school admissions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Admissions Office: Manage personnel activities such as hire, train, develop, direct staff and contingent workforce in various positions. Monitor performance and develop action plans to ensure high levels of staff accountability and performance. Independently manage the process to assure that the student recruitment and selection process and outcomes align with the mission and vision of the School - to build a diverse community of compassionate healers, life-long learners, and courageous leaders of change within the profession and in society, who will lead the transformation of health care delivery in the nation. Develop, implement, evaluate, and assess workflows and standard operating procedures. Make appropriate changes in consultation with the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions, and Equity, Inclsion and Diversity.

  • Student Recruitment: Implement student recruitment strategies as agreed-upon to meet enrollment goals for Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine for the Doctor of Medicine degree.

  • Develop and prepare for approval the Admissions Offices policies and programs and as directed, conducts audits, reports and reviews results to ensure conformance with established policy.

  • Admissions Process: Responsible for implementing all phases of the admissions process from marketing the program to assisting students in understanding the admission requirements to include: prerequisites, admissions testing, selection through a competitive process, through to enrollment; applicant screener and interviewer training and monitoring; and resolution of the most complex enrollment questions and problems. Consult with the Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, as appropriate.

  • Assist with training of admissions faculty, including admissions committee members.  

  • Oversee the review of preliminary applications and transcripts to determine eligibility for admissions.

  • Oversee advising of and advise students in requirements for the program, testing, advising, registration, etc. Assist in evaluating the outcomes of the admissions process and present results to the School of Medicine leadership and the Admissions Committee to continually improve policies and practices. Staff the faculty Admissions Committee; advise the chair of the Committee in achieving admissions strategies and timeline; manage the meeting preparation, including the meeting schedule, agenda, materials, and follow up on action items.

  • Ensure that review policies and procedures adhere to legal requirements and accreditation standards. In coordination with Registrar, work to ensure continuity of the admissions/enrollment process for students. Participate in scholarly activities that lead to the publication of the Schools methods and outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum six (6) years experience working in the student admission process of a regionally accredited institution of higher learning, including six (6) years of administrative management or leadership experience.



  • Bachelors degree in a related field.


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eight (8) years experience in an administrative management or leadership position in a medical school

  • Experience with a holistic review approach to admissions and the multiple mini interview process

  • Masters degree in a related field.

  • Ability to speak a second language in addition to English

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,KP School of Medicine Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Director/Senior Director Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - ClinSci Special Projects Pay Range: $121300 - $156860 / year Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.