Assistant Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid; School of Law Department Description: University Description: Detailed Description:Key responsibilities of this position include: Developing and managing all prospective student diversity initiatives. Developing and implementing competitive marketing and recruitment strategies designed to strengthen the academic quality and diversity of the student body. Utilizing a data-informed, comprehensive approach to building enrollment and strategically leveraging financial aid to meet JD enrollment, diversity and retention goals. The Assistant Dean is responsible for administering the law school work-study program, for strategically distributing a $19M financial aid budget to 800+ students and balancing the LSAT/GPA qualifications of the incoming class to meet the goals of the law school. The Assistant Dean works directly with potential students to encourage them to choose USD as their law school and, upon matriculation, works with them to encourage them to stay at USD. The Assistant Dean reports to the Law School Dean and works collaboratively with the law school faculty, leadership team, alumni, and legal community. This position requires travel and attendance at on and off campus events during and outside of normal business hours.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Administrative Duties Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates administrators and staff of the Admissions and Financial Aid office. Establishes departmental administrative policies and procedures that are internally consistent and integrated with other law school offices such as Alumni Relations, Career Services, JD Student Affairs, and Law School Records. Effectively manages assigned budgets and costs. Attends regular and ad hoc law school meetings and leads and serves on committees. Represents the law school on standing and ad hoc University committees. Participates in regional and national peer meetings and discussions, keeping up to date on the latest programs and policies of the LSAC, the ABA, and the AALS, as well as best practices in law school admissions and financial aid.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.