Admissions Officer

Posted: May 12, 2021

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Summary of Position

Job Summary

Independently perform a variety of admissions activities including recruiting, evaluating and participating in the selection of candidates for admission in accordance with university and departmental policies.


Job-Specific Responsibilities

As an Admissions Officer you will: 

  • Work directly with a high-energy team to recruit, select, and yield the most promising J.D. talent across the globe. 

  • Respond to inquiries from admitted students and develop strategic messaging to improve the post-admissions process.  

  • Manage I-20, Source of Support, and other visa-related processes for admitted and enrolling HLS J.D. students in coordination with HLS staff and the Harvard International Office (HIO). 

  • Serve as a key team member on a range of yield programs for admitted students in coordination with a variety of partners ranging from faculty, faculty assistants, HLS staff, and external vendors.  

Typical Core Duties

  • Recruit, evaluate, and make recommendations on the selection of candidates for admission
  • Counsel and advise prospective students regarding application process, degree programs and other inquiries; lead information and recruitment sessions
  • Plan and manage and execute, domestic and international recruitment trips to identify and target prospective applicants; develop marketing strategies to attract applicants
  • Prepare and analyze reports to improve outreach and recruitment efforts
  • Develop relationships with university personnel, professional organizations, students, parents, alumni and secondary school staff
  • Represent university as the spokesperson at high level admissions events and/or functions
  • Ensure compliance with university admissions policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations with respect to students’ rights to privacy

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Sound judgment, discretion with highly confidential data, and strong writing and problem solving skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large programs/projects and comfort working across high-functioning teams 

  • Prior experience with Slate Technolutions or similar relationship-management software preferred 

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting 

  • Comfort with local, national and occasional international travel as public health guidance permits 

  • Will be required to work nights and weekends at certain points in the admissions cycle 

Additional Information

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive. 

Education Required: Bachelor’s
Years of Experience Required: Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience