Reports directly to the Director of Admissions for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) Office of Admissions, one of the most highly selective law school admissions programs in the country, and works closely with colleagues throughout law school administration.
Primary responsibility for coordinating recruitment registration process, including scheduling, registering, and student training, to national law fairs and forums and arranging individual visits to various colleges and universities, as well as planning open off-campus recruiting events.
Primary responsibility for developing and implementing strategy for outreach to prospective students, including through events and electronic mailings. Strategy includes:
Use of national law school (and Columbia) applicant database system, primarily for generating and analyzing confidential reports.
Use of approved social media, webinars, and pertinent mailings to engage with prospective applicants
Development of analytical tools and strategies for tracking progress of recruitment programs, including cost and effectiveness.
Creation of strategic plan and messaging for prospective applicants and making necessary relationships with pertinent schools and organizations
Analysis of recruitment data and trends in national applicant pool and Columbia pool
Maintaining relationships with pre-law advisors and other relevant contacts for recruiting purposes
Assists the Dean and Director of Admissions to manage website and web content, and in particular updates and/or revises FAQ section and ensures consistency of FAQ responses and messaging
Primary and shared responsibility for updating and/or creating publications, and other recruiting materials, including Viewbook
Primary responsibility for coordinating correspondence, via both letters and email, from applicants who require a response from an admissions officer.
Routinely updates memorandum that details requirements for transfers and visiting applicants
Exclusively handles Appeals process and manages data input
Attends national law fairs and forums.
Interacts with prospective and current applicants who visit, call, or correspond with the Office of Admissions.
Manages all aspects of the deferral process, including maintaining database and spreadsheets, as well as the creation of and revisions to electronic Deferral Handbook. Responsible also for entire onboarding process of deferral candidate, from electronic deposits to readmission correspondence and mailings to financial aid.
Has primary responsibility for managing certain external and internal scholarship programs.
Has primary responsibility for managing the Accelerated Interdisciplinary Legal Education (AILE) program, as well as joint responsibility for other special admissions programs within the University.
Senior member of the Law School???s Selection Committee: Reads, evaluates and renders decisions on approximately 8,000 admission applications annually.
Establish and maintain relationships with relevant University/Law School individuals and offices.
With the Dean of Admissions, represents Columbia Law School in the affairs of the national Law School Admission Council, the principal professional organization for Law School Admission professionals.
Assists Dean of Admissions with various outreach initiatives and undertakes special projects and responsibilities as assigned by Dean of Admissions, which include, but are not limited to, interfacing with upper level administrators on behalf of the Dean.
Bachelor???s degree and 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience, or the combination of graduate education and professional experience, is required.
Must have strong computer skills; previous database use is preferred.
Excellent written, oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are needed.
Ability to work with culturally diverse constituencies.
Several years??? experience in a professional environment characterized by complex demands, large workloads, deadline pressures and high client/student expectations, preferably in admissions or student affairs.
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion and tact in a highly confidential professional setting. Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
Computer literacy in spreadsheets and database software
Ability to travel. Weekend work required. Driver License required
Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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