Position Title: Assistant Dean or Executive Director for
Admissions, School of Law
Department: School of Law
Advertised Pay: Competitive
Campus Location: Washburn University
The screening committee will review all eligible applications
submitted by May 11, 2023
Position Summary: The Assistant Dean or Executive Director
for Admissions is responsible for all aspects of the Washburn
University School of Law (Washburn Law) admissions strategy and
mission, including recruitment, marketing, admissions, and
Develop and implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy and
marketing plan that results in a strong applicant pool for
admission to Washburn Law. Collect and analyze data to assess the
effectiveness of recruitment marketing campaigns and make
adjustments to enhance and improve marketing/recruitment
Develop and implement plans to recruit potential students for
Washburn Law attendance at university/college visits and events,
Law School Admission Council (LSAC) forums, and represent the law
school at regional and national recruitment events. Identify,
train, schedule and oversee a corps of alumni, faculty, and current
students to assist with recruiting and retention efforts. Devise
recruitment and marketing efforts targeted toward groups such as
those eligible for in-state tuition, underrepresented populations,
and scholarship-eligible candidates to attract a diverse population
of candidates. Identify, analyze, and respond to market trends and
renew or adapt recruitment strategies to maximize Washburn Law
Work one-on-one with pre-law advisors at Baker University and
Washburn Law to recruit students for the "3+3" programs.
Review all letters and other written materials relevant to Washburn
Law recruitment to ensure effective and professional communications
with prospects, applicants, and admitted students.
Working closely with the Dean and faculty admissions committee,
formulate enrollment targets and admission standards for the Law
School's educational programs. Advise prospective and admitted
students on admission requirements, the admissions process, and
Washburn Law. Direct the onboarding process, recruiting and
communication efforts, including the social media account, for
students in the LL.M. program
Responsible for reviewing all J.D., LL.M. and M.S.L applications
during the admissions process to ensure applications are processed
accurately, equitably and efficiently. Review and assess
applications and provide recommendations and observations to the
Admissions Committee as it determines acceptance or denial of
admission to Washburn Law.
Work with the Dean to develop a strategic scholarship allocation
plan, considering the availability of scholarship funds and
establishing academic and personal criteria that allow appropriate
consideration of all scholarship applications and meet retention
Develop post-admission enrollment activities and events to increase
retention of admitted students. Work with faculty, students,
administrators, and alumni to enhance admitted students'
experiences and facilitate their early engagement with Washburn
Law. Prepare and present comprehensive reports and data analyses
related to admissions trends and demographics to the Dean, faculty
and law school constituents to advise and inform Washburn Law
stakeholders of current National and University trends as well as
the status of incoming classes.
Through leadership and direction, ensure that the Admissions office
operates efficiently and staff employs excellent communications in
the course of their work. Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate
Admissions Staff. Develop and manage the Law School admissions
budget and costs to maximize funding allocated for recruitment
Participate in regional and national peer meetings and discussions,
keeping up to date on the latest programs and policies of the LSAC
and the American Bar Association, as well as best practices in the
fields of law school admissions and financial aid.
Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as
For the Assistant Dean level:
Juris Doctor and three years of experience in admissions/recruiting
in higher education or closely related experience.
For the Executive Director level:
Master's degree and three years of experience in
admissions/recruiting in higher education or closely related
Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, and
communication skills, including public speaking.
Proven ability to communicate with diverse constituencies to
effectively convey the strengths and values of Washburn Law.
Proven effective computer skills including MS Office and awareness
of social media use and trends.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced
Valid driver's license with a driving record that meets University
Preferred: Experience in law school admissions using UNITE or
Ability to lift boxes of materials weighing as much as 20 pounds.
Requires occasional evening and weekend work, and periodic
Full time Exempt Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Background Check Required