Director of Admissions

Posted: August 11, 2021

Lewis & Clark Law School
Portland, OR

Summary of Position

The Director of Admissions is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of recruiting strategies for the law school and for maintaining contact with prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. Works most closely with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Associate Director of Recruitment and Outreach, Admissions Administrative Specialists, Registrar, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty Admissions Chair, and Dean of the law school. Also works with faculty, alumni, current students, pre-law advisors, law school staff, Board of Visitors and community members.

Education Required: Bachelor’s
Education Preferred: JD
Years of Experience Required: 5 years of relevant experience
Years of Experience Preferred: 5 or more years in admissions at the graduate or undergraduate level

Additional Information

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Strategy and Vision (25%)

  •  In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop and articulate a strategic vision for law school enrollment at Lewis & Clark College.

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop and implement strategic

  • recruitment plans to ensure that Lewis & Clark's law school enrollment goals are met.

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions, develop a strategic enrollment management plan for the law school.

  • administrative and academic.

  • Lead the staff in admission standards and practices.

  • Develop plans and strategies for effective working relationships with other departments, both administrative and academic. 

Student Recruitment (25%)

  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Associate Director, design and develop a comprehensive outreach program that will broaden the applicant pool and foster meaningful engagement through communications and events.

  • Meet with and counsel prospective students and families, and provide admissions and program information.

  • Represent Lewis & Clark to large audiences and make informal and creative presentations to encourage enrollment.

  • Recruit students to the campus for the JD program. This includes personal interviews, correspondence and telephone communication, on/off campus recruiting activities, travel to various admissions and community-based events to market JD programs to prospective students.

  • Assist with the admission and scholarship evaluation of applicants.

  • Communicate with admitted students from point of admission to final matriculation, focusing on the goals of enhancing the experience of admitted students.

Outreach and Marketing (20%)

  • Work with the Associate Director for Recruitment and Outreach and communications team to create and deliver effective print and web marketing content for the JD program.

  • Develop, maintain and continually enhance communication and marketing plans for prospective law students.

  • Develop relationships and communication with JD program directors to collaborate on enrollment strategies for JD programs.

  • Foster relationships with businesses/firms, governmental entities, educational institutions, and other potential partners with the goal of developing pipelines for the recruitment of outstanding and diverse students.

Program Evaluation & Data Oversight (15%)

  • Serve as departmental lead on internal database management and student data stewardship.

  • Establish an annual work plan with measurable outcomes and assessment methods.

  • Coordinate and evaluate admissions events and strategies including program effectiveness, assessing outcomes, cost analyses, and developing improved programming to achieve enrollment goals.

  • Analyze and interpret historical and current data, seeking trends, assessing recruitment efforts, and identifying areas for growth, change and further research.

  • Produce and present operating and summary reports, assessments and audit reports.

Leadership and Management (15%)

  • Assist with the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, performance management, and discipline of the department employees.

  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among employees.

  • Assist with establishing long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.

  • Assist with building and working with diverse teams effectively.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university.

  • Understanding of admission process and best practices.

  • 5 years of experience.

  • 2 years of supervisory or management experience.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • A commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

  • Strong compliance orientation.

  • Valid Drivers' license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in admissions at the graduate or undergraduate level- 5 or more years.

  • Event planning experience - 2 or more years.

  • Experience using Slate or similar CRM system - 2 or more years.

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week) with occasional nights and weekends with advance notice. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Application Requirements:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Deadline: Until position is filled