||Law School Admissions and Scholarships
||Dean (Frederic White)
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Provide leadership and vision for organizing and directing the Office of Admissions and Scholarships and oversee all departmental operations.
Plan and implement strategies to meet the law school's recruiting goals for attracting qualified applicants and converting admitted applicants to matriculating students and oversee all recruiting activities.
Develop and implement innovative recruitment programs, including strategies to support the law school's diversity goals.
Establish admission goals with the assistance of the dean, the Faculty Admissions Committee and budget officer. Ensure the goals are met, while communicating achievements and concerns with the dean and the admissions committee throughout the recruiting year.
Plan and implement a strategic plan for the admissions office in concert with the dean.
Supervise the planning and organization of events (Law Day, Open House, Diversity Recruitment Day and other programs).
Develop admissions publications and promotional materials, including the annual view book.
Participate in national, regional and state professional organizations and activities to maintain and expand the law school's external presence.
Develop, implement and monitor the departmental budget.
Oversee the production of all statistical reports, including those for internal law school purposes and those for external constituencies, such as the Law School Admission Council, American Bar Association and law school guides published by various sources.
Oversee the internal administrative processes for applications.
Serve as a liaison between the Faculty Admissions Committee and the Admissions Office, overseeing the administration of applications and facilitating the Admissions Committee's work.
Attend all deans and directors meetings and administrative staff meetings.
Participate in University planning and policy making committees as necessary.
Supervise all correspondence between applicants and the admissions office, including admission and denial letters.
Assist in completing, evaluating and assessing defined objectives and tactical items as outlined in the strategic plan.
Counsel and advise prospective students.
Attend recruitment events as appropriate and oversee the law school's presence at recruitment events.
Oversee the development and maintenance of relationships with colleges, including campus visits as necessary.
Handle special or emergency applicant situations.
Work closely with other related offices as appropriate.
Supervise and implement the law school's scholarship program, including entering student scholarships and continuing student scholarships.
Work with the financial aid officer to address admitted applicants' and continuing students' financial aid needs.
Investigate and respond to grievances and complaints as necessary.
Other duties as assigned by the dean.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manages four subordinate employees in Admissions. Also, directly supervises one non-supervisor employee in Financial Aid. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor required.
Three years of relevant and progressive experience required, preferably in law school admissions and financial aid.
Previous supervisory experience is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Team player with flexibility to move quickly between projects when necessary.
Strong organizational, leadership and management skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills to support a high-profile office with tact and diplomacy.
Ability to maintain positive approach under pressure.
Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
Knowledge of human resources concepts, practices, policies, and procedures.
Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge of standard law school admissions and financial aid operations, procedures and practices.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate programs and short- and long-range goals.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations, and laws regarding student and employment records.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office/recruiting atmosphere.
Strong leadership qualities and commitment to fostering a congenial, motivated office environment.
Knowledge of, and commitment to, the law school's and university's mission.
Ability to effectively plan, organize resources, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current computer software programs.
Fundamental knowledge of data retrieval and report preparation required; advanced retrieval preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret verbally and written financial reports, legal documents, and other reports relating to admissions. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from prospective students, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to colleagues, supervisor and upper management.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneels crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Evening/weekend hours is required to carry out the duties of the position.
Occasional travel for local and extended recruiting and training is required