ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

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Southwestern Law School offers an exceptional employment opportunity as an Associate Director of Admissions.  As a member of the Admissions team, the Associate Director will be responsible for a variety of recruiting, counseling and marketing responsibilities, including:

  • Representing the law school at recruiting events and activities that include local, regional, and national law school and/or graduate school fairs, law school forums, and various panels.
  • Counseling prospective students about the admissions application process.
  • Counseling newly admitted students through the transition to law school.
  • Promote student engagement with peers, faculty, and administration.
  • Managing data and preparing statistical reports to evaluate recruitment efforts.
  • Managing the coordination of approximately 10-15 on-campus events designed for prospective and newly admitted students.
  • Developing and delivering presentations at receptions and other events.
  • Assisting with pipeline recruitment events that include identification and cultivation of student populations at various high schools, community colleges, and universities.
  • Reviewing applicant files and making recommendations to the Admissions Committee to help identify competitive applicants that will excel in the Southwestern community.
  • Working with pre-law advisors to expand their knowledge of Southwestern’s programs of study, curriculum, student services, faculty, alumni, externships, and campus environment.
  • Create and implement a creative communication strategy for prospective students and applicants designed to provide the appropriate information to the applicant based upon their stage in the process.  Tailor messages for prospect/applicant depending on their stage in the recruitment funnel.
  • Contributing to marketing strategies and publications; oversee admissions newsletter content and distribution.
  • Work in collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions with supervision and development of the Admissions team.
  • Other tasks related to the general mission of the Admissions Office to recruit, retain, and enroll a diverse and talented first-year class.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred (5-7 Years of law admissions experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree).
  • 3+ years previous Admissions experience preferred or equivalent experience in higher education, sales or marketing.
  • Outstanding organizational, time management and planning skills; excellent interpersonal and public relations skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present to both large and small groups of prospective students and other audiences in an effective and engaging manner.
  • Ability to work effectively on both independent and collaborative assignments with faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with MS Word and Excel.
  • Must have exceptional customer service skills and be able to prioritize responsibilities in a high-pressure situation.
  • Must be professional by phone and email and display great attention to detail.
  • Travel within the U.S. required; valid passport for foreign travel as needed; must have driver’s license and ability to travel for lengthy periods of time for recruitment purposes; must have a reliable car for transportation (rental cars will be used on occasion as travel dictates).

Desired qualifications:

  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Advanced experience using ACES2 and Datatel.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Understanding of law school recruitment or higher education recruitment.

This position provides an excellent opportunity for a talented and committed professional whose skills and attitude compliment a dynamic, collegial team. In addition to a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program, Southwestern offers a pleasant and professionally rewarding work environment.

To be considered for this position, send cover letter and resume to jobs10@swlaw.edu.