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The Director of Admissions is responsible for a broad range of
academic and administrative functions including planning and
implementation of strategies for recruitment of applicants and
enrollment of admitted students. Primary responsibilities include
but are not limited to supervision of non-exempt staff, support
personnel, student volunteers, reviewing applicant files, and
confidential counseling. The Director will also work
collaboratively with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid to evaluate current recruitment activities; develop new
marketing, recruitment strategies and communications; development
of Admissions applications and promotional materials; plan all
aspects of virtual and on-campus applicant and admitted student
events; counsel prospective applicants and admits; recommend and
implement new technology.
In the absence of the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial
Aid, this role is the lead contact for all things related to
admissions and financial aid (in conjunction with the Senior
Director of Financial Aid).
- Manages non-exempt JD admissions office staff. Collaborates
with WCL offices and departments to ensure successful matriculation
of JD students. Serves on the law school’s leadership team and may
serve on other law school committees. Undertakes special projects
as needed by the Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid.
Data processing/collection/analysis on admissions events or as
needed. Assist with all reporting requirements. Recommend and
implement enhancements to take maximum advantage of new uses of
- Develop and manage marketing and communication strategy,
oversee yearly communications calendar, admissions materials and
generally support all traditional and virtual messaging on behalf
of the Admissions Office. Works with the Resources Coordinator
formulating a strategy for online content, including blog, social
media and email campaigns.
- Provide advice and counseling to applicants seeking information
about the admissions and financial aid processes, referring to
other professionals where appropriate. Serve as a resource and
liaison between WCL and prospective, admitted, and current
- Evaluate JD applications and recommends admission decision in a
timely fashion consistent with institutional goals regarding
enrollment revenue and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Counsel and correspond with prospective students, alumni, and
pre-law advisors seeking information on admissions standards, the
application process, or WCL curricular offerings. Represent the Law
School by traveling to and participating in law fairs or graduate
school fairs/panels at undergraduate schools or LSAC Forums to
recruit applicants, with heavy travel from mid-September through
early November and occasional travel thereafter. Engage in outreach
with undergraduate pre-law organizations.
- Coordinate all aspects of virtual and on-campus applicant and
admitted student events such as admitted students days/evening
event, or other yield events including budgeting, invitations, room
reservations, menus, volunteers, and staffing. Evaluate
effectiveness of aforementioned events.
- Assists with gathering survey data ABA, US News, year-end
- Identify, manage and organize a lumni, faculty, and student
- Admissions Counselor (2) positions 1812 & 1813.
- Admissions Resources Coordinator position 4450.
- Admissions Specialist position 16290.
- Various Student Roles Alumni and Student Ambassadors.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Frequent travel required.
Required Education and Experience
- Full Time - 35 hours/week.
- Team Leader/Consultant A
Preferred Education and Experience
- Master's degree
- 5-8 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Juris Doctor or equivalent
- 8-10 years of relevant experience
- Experience working with various financial aid models a
- Valid driver’s license
- The successful candidate will have experience working with
Financial Aid (merit and need based aid) packaging.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
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age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
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