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Emory University Assistant Director of Admissions ( Professional School) in Atlanta, Georgia


Emory Law is seeking a dynamic, engaged person to join the team in Admissions. In this position, the new Assistant Director will participate in the Admissions Life Cycle by implementing a successful recruitment and communication plan to recruit, enroll, and retain a qualified and diverse class of JD students. The Assistant Director of Admission will work strategically with the Senior Director of Admission to coordinate enrollment, develop new recruitment initiatives, and develop, organize, and implement admission events and programs. The Assistant Director will be predominately focused on JD programs, including transfer and visiting students, but will be cross-trained and expected to participate in the recruitment and admission effort for all programs within the Emory Law admission team. The successful candidate will be a results-driven, motivated team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to interact well with a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development and implementation of JD admission strategic goals and objectives to increase applications and programming

  • Initiate, cultivate, and maintain relationships with external and internal parties, including students, pre-law advisors, administrators, alumni, faculty, staff, and peers

  • Develop, implement, and supervise admission events

  • Recruit at law school fairs, forums, and private visits nationwide

  • Build and maintain relationship with applicants throughout the admission cycle

  • Assist in the development and implementation of alumni volunteer activities to enhance student recruitment

  • Manage applicant data and ensure data integrity, including CRM system data management

  • Produce admission decision and scholarship letters

  • Track and analyze data

  • Generate regular operational, statistical, and narrative reports

  • Collaborate with Marketing/Communications staff to develop and implement marketing materials and targeted communication plans, including electronic communications and social media platforms

  • Hire and supervise student office employees

  • Build community among students and student organizations

  • Work closely with other Admission staff and participating in related Admission, Career, Student Life, and Diversity initiatives

  • Perform related responsibilities as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree

  • Three years of college admission or recruiting experience in a university or business environment or related experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Ability to travel 25-35%. Travel schedules typically include overnight stays. (Schedules vary but are significant from September-November.)

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends with advance notice

Preferred Qualifications

  • A JD or other graduate or professional degree is highly preferred

  • Previous law school admission experience

  • Experience in effectively planning and implementing an annual work plan

A cover letter detailing your qualifications for this position is required for consideration.

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Job Number 35334

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Law

Department School of Law

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Admissions & Student Life

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322