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Assistant Director of Admissions

Yale University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Admissions, Enrollment, Retention & Registrar
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director of Admissions

University Job Title: Student Services Officer 3, Professional Schools
Bargaining Unit:
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Academic Administration
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Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 127 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Student Services
Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5

Position Focus:
Under the supervision and direction of the Director of J.D. Admissions, the Assistant Director is involved in all aspects of the admissions process, including recruiting, file review, yielding, and operations. Responsibilities include the following: Helps plan and coordinate the Law School's recruitment calendar, including in-person visits and online events. Represents Yale Law School at recruiting events. Some travel to recruiting events will be required. Assists in all aspects of preparing files for review, including completion of files and managing logistics of review processes. Manages automated and manual information exchanges between multiple admissions systems (Slate, ACES2, Unite, and Banner). Assists with developing and updating all admissions, recruiting, and yielding materials (e.g., applications, marketing materials, website content, materials provided to admitted students). Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, evaluates selected admissions applications. Helps to plan and execute in-person and online admitted students programming. Manages individual yielding events. Engages in contact with prospective applicants, applicants, and admitted students and provides individual counseling and information as needed. Supports data clean-up, reporting, and statistical analyses of admissions data using a variety of reporting tools, including but not limited to Slate, Excel, Crystal Reports and Jaspersoft. Coordinates admissions activities with other departments at the Law School. Assists the admissions team with all operational activities as needed to ensure the smooth running of the office throughout the admissions cycle.

Essential Duties:
1. Evaluates all admissions applications, interviews prospective applicants, and independently assesses each application against a variety of factors, including the applicant’s strength, weaknesses and potential contribution to the Yale community. Determines applicant’s standing within local, national and international applicant pools. 2. Analyzes and independently assesses overall records to determine if applicants are appropriate for admissions committee review. 3. Presents applicant recommendations to admissions committee. Briefs admissions committee about applicants and about schools and geographical regions as they relate to evaluation of applicant files. Determines which applicants will be waitlisted. 4. Develops public presentations designed to promote Yale to prospective applicants. 5. Provides guidance and counseling to prospective students. 6. Coordinates alumni recruiting activities in assigned geographical areas. 7. Serves as a liaison with organizations and individuals involved in the admissions process. 8. Plans and drives recruiting and yield events and engages in corporate outreach with key industries and key partners. 9. Works collaboratively with colleagues within the school and across Yale, as well as other key constituents, to develop and implement strategies related to relevant geographical regions and professional industries. 10. Manages admissions efforts as they relate to a particular substantive area such as diversity, communications, recruiting, operations, and technology. Provides strategic vision as it relates to this area. Compiles key admissions data, analyzes trends and outcomes, and recommends new approaches and strategies. 11. May perform other duties assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in a relevant field and four years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Exceptional organizational and oral/written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced, challenging environment. Ability to work with diverse constituents including prospective and current students, faculty, and staff.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to understand and promote the goals and distinct qualities of Yale Law School.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, tact, and a commitment to diversity.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated skills in computerized technology, including spreadsheets, databases, and web pages.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
J.D. plus one year of experience in law-related position(s) OR Bachelor’s degree plus four years of experience in admissions, placement, student counseling, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Exposure to law school admissions process through personal, volunteer, and/or professional experience strongly preferred.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a "> COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the"> COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.

Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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