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Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
$105,000 - $130,000 per year; DOE
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Dean, College of Law, Admissions and Financial Aid

Arizona State University

College Of Law

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks an engaging, organized, and ambitious individual to for the position of Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. The successful candidate will lead the JD Admissions and Financial Aid Office of the College of Law and manage the JD admissions team.


The Assistant Dean’s responsibilities will include all aspects of JD recruitment, selection, and scholarship offers for the College of Law, including: leading the admissions decision and scholarship process on all applications to the law school; collecting and analyzing data to inform recruitment strategies and incorporating them into Admissions’ strategic plans; and using sophisticated models and conducting detailed statistical analysis to continuously track progress toward recruitment goals and targets.


The Assistant Dean also takes significant responsibility for new initiatives and all aspects of the JD program admissions process and is responsible for developing and implementing school-wide strategies, plans, goals and objectives for the department that align with the College’s strategic priorities. This position is a senior member of the law school’s administrative staff and will report directly to the Assistant Dean for Law Students. Physical presence in the office is a requirement.


Salary Range

$105,000 - $130,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • In collaboration with College of Law leadership, develop plans and implement strategies to promote the JD program at the College of Law while promoting the schools’ visibility and educational offerings nationwide
  • Lead, supervise, mentor and evaluate assigned staff
  • Establish and monitor policies and standards for recruitment operations to ensure compliance with ABA standards and applicable federal and state laws
  • Develop and lead the implementation of goals and objectives of the unit, and monitor productivity
  • Review and make decisions on applications to the JD program and assist in all recruitment efforts
  • Serve as an expert and resource to College of Law leadership and the primary liaison to faculty, staff and other stakeholders on all issues related to JD admissions and recruitment
  • Lead strategies for data collection, analysis, and utilization for reporting, strategic planning, tracking progress towards goals and targets, and assessing efforts and programming 
  • Create a budget plan and monitor all expenditures, administer unit revenue accounts, and oversee preparation of financial reports
  • Administer the scholarship program for the College of Law, award funds consistently with policy, and maintain reports on scholarship process
  • Work to develop new and effective methods for recruiting JD program students
  • Manage all incoming and outgoing communications with prospective/admitted students and oversee marketing and communication strategies and implementation
  • Present information about the law school to individuals and at group meetings and events
  • Travel to and represent the College of Law at various recruitment events both in and out of state
  • Assist in coordinating outreach efforts with other offices within the law school and the university
  • Oversee and enforce ASU and College of Law policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the department and ASU Law


Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate


Desired Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience (3 years)
  • Seven years of work experience, with three years focusing on student recruitment in higher education
  • Innovative thinking with the flexibility to change methods and processes to adapt to a changing law school admissions environment
  • Experience working independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, service-oriented office
  • Demonstrated project management experience and organizational skills 
  • Experience in critical thinking and effective problem-solving skills 
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, including generating original content, public speaking, and presentation experience
  • Experience building partnerships and maintaining effective working relationships 
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex data, policies, and documents
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and methods of program administration and management including applicable federal regulations
  • Experience in budget planning, financial and statistical analysis and standard fiscal management
  • Proactive, collaborative, adaptable, and pragmatic


Working Environment

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse. Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor and mouse), printer, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals.


Department Statement

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the nation’s preeminent law schools, focused on offering students a personalized legal education. Ranked No. 1 in Arizona since 2010 and No. 30 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law offers students the opportunity to tailor their education, to match externships to their interests and career services resources to help land their ideal jobs. Additionally, ASU Law’s LEED Gold certified building in downtown Phoenix is steps away from the legal, political and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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