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Director of Admissions

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Summary

The Director of Admissions is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of recruiting strategies for the law school and for maintaining contact with prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. Works most closely with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Associate Director of Recruitment and Outreach, Admissions Administrative Specialists, Registrar, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty Admissions Chair, and Dean of the law school. Also works with faculty, alumni, current students, pre-law advisors, law school staff, Board of Visitors and community members.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Strategy and Vision (25%)

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop and articulate a strategic vision for law school enrollment at Lewis & Clark College.

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop and implement strategic

  • recruitment plans to ensure that Lewis & Clark's law school enrollment goals are met.

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop a strategic enrollment management plan for the law school.

  • administrative and academic.

  • Lead the staff in admission standards and practices.

  • Develop plans and strategies for effective working relationships with other departments, both administrative and academic.

Student Recruitment (25%)

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Associate Director, design and develop a comprehensive outreach program that will broaden the applicant pool and foster meaningful engagement through communications and events.

  • Meet with and counsel prospective students and families, and provide admissions and program information.

  • Represent Lewis & Clark to large audiences and make informal and creative presentations to encourage enrollment.

  • Recruit students to the campus for the JD program. This includes personal interviews, correspondence and telephone communication, on/off campus recruiting activities, travel to various admissions and community-based events to market JD programs to prospective students.

  • Assist with the admission and scholarship evaluation of applicants.

  • Communicate with admitted students from point of admission to final matriculation, focusing on the goals of enhancing the experience of admitted students.

Outreach and Marketing (20%)

  • Work with the Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach and communications team to create and deliver effective print and web marketing content for the JD program.

  • Develop, maintain and continually enhance communication and marketing plans for prospective law students.

  • Develop relationships and communication with JD program directors to collaborate on enrollment strategies for JD programs.

  • Foster relationships with businesses/firms, governmental entities, educational institutions, and other potential partners with the goal of developing pipelines for the recruitment of outstanding and diverse students.

Program Evaluation & Data Oversight (15%)

  • Serve as departmental lead on internal database management and student data stewardship.

  • Establish an annual work plan with measurable outcomes and assessment methods.

  • Coordinate and evaluate admissions events and strategies including program effectiveness, assessing outcomes, cost analyses, and developing improved programming to achieve enrollment goals.

  • Analyze and interpret historical and current data, seeking trends, assessing recruitment efforts, and identifying areas for growth, change and further research.

  • Produce and present operating and summary reports, assessments and audit reports.

Leadership and Management (15%)

  • Assist with the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, performance management, and discipline of the department employees.

  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among employees.

  • Assist with establishing long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.

  • Assist with building and working with diverse teams effectively.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university.

  • Understanding of admission process and best practices.

  • 5 years of experience.

  • 2 years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

  • Strong compliance orientation.

  • Valid Drivers' license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in admissions at the graduate or undergraduate level- 5 or more years.

  • Event planning experience - 2 or more years.

  • Experience using Slate or similar CRM system - 2 or more years.

  • Commensurate with experience

  • Benefits Eligible: YES

  • 37.5 hrs/week (Full-Time)

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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