Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Diversity Recruitment and Engagement - School

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Diversity Recruitment and Engagement supports both the law student affairs and law admissions functions to promote, support and engage with applicants and law students from historically underrepresented populations.

A central aspect of the mission of our Law School is to promote a diverse and collaborative intellectual community. To do so, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, one which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. To further our mission, we are committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and student body. In that regard, we welcome candidates from members of communities that are traditionally under-represented in the legal profession and academic administration.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in coordinating diversity recruitment efforts, including relationship development with target and regional schools, leading to in-person and virtual recruitment outreach. Modest regional travel is anticipated.

  • Conducts diverse prospective student and applicant outreach in person and through virtual means.

  • Promotes visits to campus by diverse prospective and admitted students and facilitates their visit experience.

  • Coordinates student and alumni outreach and matching for admitted students. Manages inclusion of students in admitted student events.

  • Provides support for and counsel to students from underrepresented communities/marginalized backgrounds to promote a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment within the law school.

  • Advises and supports affinity groups and other organizations for students from marginalized backgrounds.

  • Collaborates and partners with University-wide offices/committees (UCICC, OIE, etc.) as well as with law school DEI committee to enhance support of law students and bring awareness to available resources.

  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. Equivalent of 1-3 years of experience in a collegiate setting or admissions function, preferably in a professional environment working with people from historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of issues and best practices related to diversity, inclusion, social justice, equity and intersectionality. Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Travel, evening, and weekend hours are required.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins January 4, 2021. A resume, cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position, and names and contact information for three professional references are required .

External Applicants: Please upload your resume on the Quick Apply screen. Your application will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. Add your cover letter and any other documents required for the position to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add your cover letter and supporting document attachments. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Click Apply from the Open W&L Jobs report. Update your Education and Job History . Attach your cover letter and resume, and provide three professional references in the appropriate boxes. Refer to the Job Aid for additional guidance.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Types of Work:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30 with occasional travel, weekend and evening hours as needed for events

Minimum Pay: Anticipated minimum salary for this role is $48,000 annually.

Benefit Eligible



Weekly Hours:


Minimum Pay:


Pay commensurate with experience.

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.