Assistant Director of Admissions
University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, UChicago Law offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. Learning is participatory. UChicago Law does not seek to impose a single viewpoint or style of thought on its students. Instead, our faculty exposes students to contrasting views, confident in students' abilities to choose their own paths.
About the Department
The individual in this position will report to the Associate Dean of Admissions and work as part of a team to recruit a highly select and diverse student class to the Law School. The individual will play an integral role in all aspects of the Law School's admissions process, including recruitment, evaluation, and selection of applicants for admission to the JD and Transfer programs.
Contribute to and develop admissions strategies, policies, and procedures, including maintaining compliance with American Bar Association standards.
Assist in the planning and implementation of public presentations, the outreach plan to prospective students, special events, and other recruitment activities.
Coordinate and assist in planning and implementation of all admitted student events, on and off campus.
Manage the interview program for the JD program including scheduling and performing several hundred short virtual interviews each cycle.
Design and implement initiatives and activities intended to attract a diverse prospective applicant pool to the Law School, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Review and evaluate JD applications.
Coordinate with professors and administrators from different University units to manage joint and dual degrees applicants, including recruitment efforts and yield management.
Meet with and counsel prospective and admitted students.
Represent the Law School at on and off-campus recruiting events.
Track and analyze the effectiveness of recruiting efforts.
Serve as liaison to the Law School Admissions Council.
Develop communications for the Admissions office, including website content and social media.
Recruits and/or evaluates applicants for admission by interviewing, reading applications and summarizing evaluations. Completes these tasks independently or with some guidance and instruction from others.
Travels and recruits in an assigned geography, assisting with planning and delivering public presentations, special events, and other recruitment activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
J.D. strongly preferred.
Experience in admissions or higher education.
Excellent written, verbal, analytical, and presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
Ability and willingness to work with varied constituencies including students, faculty, administrative colleagues, and staff.
Sensitivity to the unique needs of underrepresented populations.
A high energy level, positive attitude, and flexibility.
Excellent organizational and project management skills, detail-oriented and the ability to multi-task.
Dependability, professional demeanor and customer-service orientation.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion.
Aptitude for learning and effectively using multiple software platforms including proprietary databases.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability and willingness to travel for recruiting events.
Cover Letter (preferred)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
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