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Associate Director of Admissions, Recruitment & Outreach

Summary

The Associate Director of Admissions serves as an essential member of the Law School and University team and has direct reporting responsibility to the Associate Dean of Admissions. The individual works as part of a team to annually recruit a highly select and diverse student class and plays an integral role in all aspects of the Law School's admissions process, including recruitment, evaluation, and selection of applicants for admission to the J.D., Transfer, Visiting, and LL.M. programs. This position participates in new and strategic goal setting to increase applications, Develops and establishes relationships with community and law school entities to promote Richmond Law, and provides advising services to prospects, applicants, and prelaw communities.

Responsibilities

  • Management of Marketing & Enrollment Efforts 
    Create and implement the Law School’s annual Recruitment and Communication Plans in coordination with the Associate Dean of Admissions. Responsible for identifying and developing new markets for targeted recruitment. Plan and execute comprehensive recruitment and communications strategy; oversee national recruitment, including developing a recruitment travel and outreach plan.Create and maintain enrollment management marketing plan; perform data collection and analysis on enrollment management activities; develop and administer surveys and solicit feedback; coordinate, compose, and schedule email communications from the Admissions Office to specific student groups with assistance from the Associate Dean of Admissions; monitor and manage the communication flow to applicants, undergraduate career centers, and pre-law advisors. Develop website content for Admissions, Admitted Students, and Waitlisted student pages. Coordinate with Office of Communications to implement content.Work with the admissions team by educating, heavily focusing on the science behind marketing and recruiting trends, to formulate comprehensive approaches to recruiting in order to meet objectives. In partnership with the Associate Dean of Admissions to develop the law school profile and other recruiting materials. Participate in new research projects associated with strategic plan. Participate in overall goal setting and reporting, participate in assessment; gather data, participates in strategic planning. Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements to the Associate Dean by assisting in problem solving, project planning and development and execution of stated goals and objectives.
  • Recruitment & Enrollment Management
    Represent Richmond Law at recruiting events throughout the country and maintain reports of various recruitment events. Spearhead “outreach” events and programs in an effort to market and advertise Richmond Law. Coordinate private visits with student groups, undergraduate faculty and administrators, and prelaw advisors. Ensure successful implementation of these recruiting events. Strive to bring in quality students while reaching statistical goals for the year.Contribute to the development of admissions strategies, policies, and procedures, including maintaining compliance with American Bar Association standards.Review J.D. applications thoroughly; interpret and evaluate the academic credentials of law school applicants; administer admission decisions in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Admissions. Serve as a voting member on the J.D. committee to make admissions decisions and award scholarships; establish processes and activities to increase the quality and quantity of law school students to ensure a diverse and well-qualified entering class.Provide application guidance and assistance to prelaw students and prelaw professionals. Communicate with admitted students about their acceptance to Richmond Law, and answer any questions the admitted student may have. Implement new pipeline programs in conjunction with faculty and pre-law advisors on undergraduate campuses. Manage special projects and other activities as assigned by the Associate Dean.

Qualifications

Attention to detail and strong organizational skills needed to accomplish several ongoing assignments simultaneously. Must be able to work well under pressure, meet established deadlines, and exercise tact when dealing with challenging situations. Work regularly with information requiring the utmost discretion. A high degree of personal integrity is essential. Excellent judgment required.Remarkable written, verbal, analytical, and presentation skills required. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting required. Ability and willingness to work with varied constituencies including students, faculty, administrative colleagues, and staff required. Positive attitude, flexibility and customer-service orientation required. Solid verbal and presentation skills.Strong problem-solving skills. Advanced organizational, time management, and process management skills. Demonstrated computer experience in word processing, PowerPoint, Excel spreadsheets and databases preferably in Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to work independently.

Education & Experience

Required: Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution and one of the following:

  • J.D./Advanced degree from an accredited institution plus two years professional experience in a School of Law environment, preferably in the admissions department;

  • Or Master’s Degree from an accredited institution plus three years professional experience in a School of Law environment, preferably in the admissions department;

  • or minimum of five years of professional experience in a School of Law environment, preferably in the admissions department.

Desired knowledge of:

  • creating efficient marketing plans

  • higher education marketing trends at the graduate professional school level

  • student recruitment and retention issues at the graduate degree level

Work Hours

  • Full-time, exempt position

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; 7.75 hrs./day, 38.75hrs./week

  • This position requires extensive travel and irregular hours, demanding a willingness to work a flexible schedule and commit to evenings and weekends for special events and/or emergencies

Salary Structure

Pay Grade 7 (Hiring Range $51,181.00 to $67,805.00 annually)

About UR

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE