Assistant Director, Law School (JD) Admissions
Company: University of San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 25, 2022
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Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Administrator, School of Law
Position Title & Department: -Assistant Director, Law School (JD)
Admissions; School of Law - Admission Support Posting # 4370
Department Description: The University of San Diego School of Law
is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its
curriculum and strength of its clinical programs.Each year, USD
educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students
from throughout the United States and around the world. The law
school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and
corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property,
international and comparative law, public interest law and
taxation.USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to
the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school
graduates. The law school's faculty is a strong group of
outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international
reputations and currently ranks in the top 20% (36th out of 204)
among U.S. law schools in scholarly impact according to a 2018
study. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and
is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in
1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a
private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary
and engaged Roman Catholic institution , was founded by the Diocese
of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed
by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains
committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic
intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and
beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher
education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions
and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD
relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the
development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation
of humanity's urgent challenges . Detailed Description: The
Assistant Director of Admissions position works as part of a
6-member team. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing
and executing Juris Doctor (JD) student recruitment and
pre-admission retention programs with the oversight of the
Director, Law School (JD) Admissions & Diversity Initiatives. The
Assistant Director coordinates ongoing enrollment advisement to
prospective students and applicants at the law school. In addition,
assists Director with enrollment advisement to admitted JD students
from the application process through matriculation. The ability to
provide timely and accurate communication to prospective students
and admitted applicants is an essential component of this position.
The Assistant Director works in a collaborative relationship with
current law school students, faculty, administrative offices,
alumni and university offices, and actively works towards enhancing
the quality and diversity of each year's entering first year JD and
JD transfer class. The Assistant Director participates in the
admissions decision-making process and coordinates the planning of
all admitted applicant events. Frequent attendance at on and off
campus events during and outside normal business hours such as
weekends and evenings is expected. Seasonal travel is
required.Duties and Responsibilities:Provide guidance to
prospective law students through individualized counseling, panel
and group presentations.
- Serve as one of the primary contacts between the Office of
Admissions and prospective JD students. Advise prospective students
on the law school's admissions processes and general financial aid
- Coordinate prospective student contacts with current law
students, alumni, faculty and other law school constituents as a
secondary recruitment tool.
- Develop and maintain calendar schedule for campus tours and
information sessions including the recruitment of current student
- Manage records of prospective student visitors to campus using
Unite enrollment system.
- Work with pre-law groups at colleges and universities
throughout the region and nation to schedule group visits to USD's
campus and/or USD law school presentations on their home
- Provide training to current law students for law school touring
and general enrollment advisement.Participate in the review of law
- Evaluate law school application files and render admissions
- Review committee files, potential waitlist candidates, and
presumptive deny decisions as assigned by the Director.
- Make independent final decisions on presumptive deny
- Effectively manage the waitlist to ensure there is a pool of
candidates available if needed.
- This includes the distribution of waitlist decisions, the
reception of waitlist confirmation and taking appointments with
- Serves as the Law School Admissions and Financial Aid office's
point person for Unite database training.
- Manage the Unite to Banner Interface including the processing
of portal letters for newly admitted students.
- Oversees the full-time Admissions Coordinator and part-time
seasonal JD application readers with the assignment of file
- Provides direction regarding the processing of decisions and
scholarships, completing files, managing the email@example.com
account, Unite reports, the registering and organizing of
recruitment events, Unite to Banner records transfer for
matriculated students and the development of the FlexApp.Manage the
development and implementation of communication with prospective
students as it relates to admissions requirements, curriculum
offered and student experience -
- Manage and develop email and print pieces for prospective
students including oversight of the Unite-Journeys email
- Work closely with the Office of Communications on the
development of admissions, recruitment and publication pieces.
- Maintain and continually improve web pages and student portal
dedicated to prospective and admitted applicants to ensure critical
and up to date information is readily available, such as online
signups for campus tours / information sessions and admitted
applicant retention events such as spring Campus Visit Days.
- Manage, and monitor online communications with prospective law
students via social networking sites as well as other new
technologies.Develop annual recruitment schedules and assist
Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives with diversity
recruiting initiatives and pipeline programming events
- Assist the Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives with
the development of a national fall recruitment schedule.
- Identify both national and USD specific feeder schools to visit
for law school fairs, panel presentations and individual visits to
increase the overall applicant pool.
- Identify schools and events that focus on minority recruitment
opportunities to facilitate our diversity enrollment
- Develop a West Coast, spring recruitment schedule that focuses
on major feeder schools such as the University of California
campuses and California State Universities.
- Manage the record keeping of the prospective student database
and ensure post event communications are being distributed to
prospects from these events.
- Under the supervision of the Director, develop trip specific
budgets and monitor the overall recruitment budget.
- Serve as one of three administrators traveling and representing
the law school at national recruitment events.
- Help organize pipeline programs in the greater San Diego County
that provide knowledge and information to underrepresented
minorities from the middle school level on up.
- This includes holding events on city school campuses and
bringing groups of students to USD for seminars and information
sessions and assist the Director with the law school's
participation in LSAC's Discover Law campaign. -Organize Campus
Visit Days, assist Director of Admissions with organizing admitted
applicant lunches and off campus retention events
- Manage the creation and implementation of admitted applicant
- Develop agenda and structure for spring Campus Visit Days.
- This includes recruiting the participation of faculty, current
students, alumni and law school administration.
- Plan off campus admitted applicant events in major feeder
cities such as Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, SF Bay Area,
etc. Assist Director to organize small-scale lunch events on campus
during the week and on Saturdays for admitted applicants visiting
- Perform administrative duties as necessary including overseeing
office staff, responding promptly to emails and phone calls and
attending meetings within the department, law school and
- Keep up to date on latest trends and practices within
admissions and legal education.
- Perform other duties or tasks as assigned. -Background check:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.Degree
Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this
position will be required to provide official education transcripts
for degree verification purposes. - Job Requirements: Minimum
- Bachelor degree with 3-5 years of education admissions
experience required; Graduate degree with 2-3 years of education
admissions experience or higher education experience may be
- Demonstrated knowledge of admission procedures is
- Valid driver's license and the ability and desire to travel
during peak recruitment periods is required.Preferred
- Experience managing communications platforms and campaigns
- Experience working in a law school setting preferred.Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, take initiative in
managing projects, develop and keep to timelines with minimal
- Demonstrated knowledge of financial aid policies and procedures
- Demonstrated ability to develop recruiting plans, marketing
materials and recruitment experience preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is
- Ability to handle confidential information, exhibit good
judgment, and exemplify appropriate customer service in working
with students, faculty, and all levels of university staff and
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including
effective writing and public speaking. Strong problem-solving
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in
an academic or professional setting.
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including
word-processing, database maintenance, and subsequent data
analysis. Minimum of intermediate experience with Word, Excel and
MS Outlook required. Experience with web content development
preferred.Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits
package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement
contribution given to you by the University, and access to
on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our
website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to
offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits Special Application
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The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested
in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of
the campus community.
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