Director of Admissions

Posted: May 6, 2022

The University of Akron School of Law
Akron, OH

Summary of Position

Director of Admissions – The University of Akron School of Law (Akron, Ohio)

Overview: The University of Akron School of Law seeks a dynamic, energetic, outgoing, and creative individual to join its Office of Admissions as Director of Admissions. The Director will be responsible for providing coordination of the law school’s recruitment, admissions, enrollment and financial aid efforts, recruiting Juris Doctor, two-year international JD, transfer, LLM, and MSL students for the School of Law as well as any other certificate or degree programs; assisting in the admissions decision process; meeting with prospective and admitted students and providing tours of the law school; planning new recruiting initiatives and prospective and admitted student events; helping students with their financial aid and scholarships; overseeing online and social media recruitment efforts; and other duties as assigned. Extensive local, statewide and national travel and appearances at universities, pre-law events, law school fairs and other events is required. The Director will report to the Associate Dean for Administration and Enrollment Management and will be assigned some projects by the Dean.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required. A Juris Doctor degree is preferred. This position requires effective verbal, writing, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills, as well as attention to detail, ability to plan and meet deadlines, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders.

The successful applicant should also possess many of the following qualifications: experience in higher education administration, preferably student recruitment, enrollment management, or student advising; demonstrated knowledge about The University of Akron School of Law; superior organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; strong marketing and networking ability; knowledge of budget planning, management, and administration; experience in organizing resources, managing workload priorities, coordinating multiple projects simultaneously, and preparing reports. Valid driver’s license is required.

Institutional Profile: The University of Akron School of Law is a public law school with approximately 450 full-time and part-time students enrolled in its Juris Doctor, LLM, and Master of Studies in Law (MSL) programs, roughly 25% of whom come from out of state. The School of Law is housed in a newly renovated, state-of-the-art facility on the campus of The University of Akron, a public research university with 22,000 students and more than 300 degree programs, and adjacent to the business district in the City of Akron, a municipality of 200,000 people in northeast Ohio.  Founded in 1921 and boasting more than 8,000 alumni, Akron Law has a tradition of affordable excellence in legal education and has earned national reputations in intellectual property law, trial advocacy, constitutional law, and professional responsibility.

For more information and to apply see: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs  Job ID #13544.   While all candidates are required to submit their application via this centralized system, you may direct inquiries to Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Barbara DiGiacomo, Chair of the search committee, at bweinzi@uakron.edu. Review of candidates will begin on June 6, 2022.

Education Required: Bachelor’s
Education Preferred: JD
Years of Experience Preferred: 2+

How to Apply

For more information and to apply see: http://www.uakron.edu/jobs  Job ID #13544.   While all candidates are required to submit their application via this centralized system, you may direct inquiries to Associate Dean of Enrollment Management, Barbara DiGiacomo, Chair of the search committee, at bweinzi@uakron.edu. Review of candidates will begin on June 6, 2022.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on June 6, 2022