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Assistant Director of Admissions

Fordham University
New York City, New York
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
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Full Time
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Assistant Director of Admissions

Law School Admissions Office, Lincoln Center

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents  A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan. As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers. As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.   University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.


Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Law School Admissions will be an admissions generalist responsible for social media, recruiting, file review and student ambassadors.


Essential Functions        

  • Reports to the Director of Admissions;
  • Member of committee that reviews a high volume of applicant files;
  • Off-campus candidate recruitment; Admissions representative for the Law School at national and regional recruitment fairs and forums; and Substantial travel during the fall semester (September – November) – including weekend and evening commitments;
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining correspondence with prospective students;
  • Primarily responsible for maintaining recruitment calendar for all LSAC forms and Professional/Graduate Fairs;
  • Primarily responsible for sustaining and growing the current student ambassador program and its engagement with admitted students;
  • Primarily responsible for managing all social media outlets related to both prospective and admitted students;
  • Supports Associate Director in hosting high profile Admitted Student Yield Events both off and on campus; and
  • Undertakes special projects and responsibilities as needed by the Director and Associate Director of Admissions.


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years’ experience in the student services environment or related area required
  • Must be energetic, enthusiastic, detail oriented and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Must possess superior communication skills to work effectively with diverse audiences and to promote Fordham’s educational program to undergraduates, pre-law advisors, and others in the legal community,
  • Due to nature of application review, must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality through the review process
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.









Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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