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Assistant Dean, Admissions
Title:Assistant Dean, Admissions
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/3

Salary Range:
$82,480.34 - $101,888.63

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4340 Connecticut Ave., NW

Brief Description of Duties

The primary responsibility of the Associate Dean of Admissions position is to direct and oversee the marketing, recruiting, admissions, and financial aid initiatives of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. This position works under the general supervision of the Dean of the School of Law. This position fulfills the full range of recruitment and selection activities and manages those aspects of the School of Law's recruitment and marketing plan. This position is part of the Senior Management team responsible for all activities related to the recruitment, admission and enrollment of students to the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law including public speaking, visiting and college fairs/ programs, application review, on and off campus interviews, on and off campus events, and special projects as assigned. Also, this position has responsibility for developing, coordinating, and leading an admissions/alumni network in support of the recruitment and scholarship award efforts that will advance and coordinate the involvement of alumni and external contributors in the school's overall enrollment goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Creates and maintains a service-oriented, knowledge-rich, student friendly office environment.
  2. Oversees the activities of the School of Law's Office of Admission required for the recruitment and admission of students and the maintenance of applications and relevant credentials. Oversee and coordinates non-degree transfer and visiting student summer school enrollments.
  3. Develops a comprehensive approach and program to administer financial aid and scholarship awards effectively as a means to improve enrollment and retention to increase numbers of higher performing students.
  4. Administers merit scholarship award to new and continuing student, LSAT/LSDAS and application fee waivers.
  5. Assures integrity and confidentiality with regard to the application process for admissions and financial aid including document management process.
  6. Supervises, evaluates and trains all admission and financial staff.  
  7. Manages various personnel functions including the monitoring of time and attendance, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and leave activities.
  8. Determines program and staffing needs. Determines fiscal and personnel requirements, prepares budgetary recommendations and monitors the expenditure of budgeted funds.
  9. Keeps abreast of applicable federal, district, American Bar Association, Law School Admission Council and University policies and guidelines to ensure that the University's admission and financial aid activities are in compliance with these policies and guidelines.
  10. Keeps the University internal and external community informed about law school admission and record standards, policies and any changes.
  11. Ensure appropriate follow-up contacts are made to potential and current students.
  12. Develops and implements annual marketing plan including widespread mission-driven advertisement and poster placement, community outreach, alumni activities and other related activities with the Dean.
  13. Develop and implement marketing and outreach plans targeting new law school program initiatives i.e. part-time law school program.
  14. Assess the performance of new program components and recommend changes to enhance recruitment, retention,and improvements to student experience.
  15. Coordinates and collects information of interest to potential students from a variety of University offices.
  16. Develops and maintains contact with organizations external to the University, especially those offering special academic programs at the School of Law, in order to promote the University's admission objectives and to ensure that appropriate procedures and policies are followed.
  17. Develops new media contact and program with the Dean to increase and improve School of Law's public image.
  18. Ensure School of Law is represented to local, regional and national admission-related activities including law school recruitment events, law fairs and other recruitment activities.
  19. Collects, analyzes, maintains and reports statistical data on law student admission, enrollment, attrition and graduation patterns for administrative use in decision making. Initiates targeted recruitment based on relevant research data.
  20. Ensure adequate and appropriate recruitment literature and paraphernalia are available to distribute to potential students.
  21. Prepares repost and other material for the School of Law, the University, the American Bar Association, the D.C. Council and other entities as needed detailing demographic information about prospective students, applicants, admitted students and registered students at the School of Law, noting any adverse trends and providing appropriate recommendation or conclusion based on available information.
  22. Develops admission catalogue and other admission literature in tandem with the Dean.
  23. Develops correspondence for all admission and financial aid decisions.
  24. Plans and implements program including all Open House events, recruitment and marketing events, new student orientation and activities and other related activities sponsored by the Law School Admission Council.
  25. Maintains activities role and relationships with Law School Admission Council, Lae school admission-related endeavors and programs, community groups, pre-law advisors, various other sources of law school aspirants, and other group and professional organizations.
  26. Serves on the School of Law's Senior Management Team and Admission Committees.
  27. Convene School of Law faculty, student services staff, alumni and supports in workshop services focused on developing new recruitment approaches and programs.
  28. Convenes Faculty Admission Committee  to review admission, retention and financial aid policies, applications for admissions, and other related matters such as curriculum planning.
  29. Serves on University and School of Law Committees and task forces as appointed.
  30. All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Master's Degree in Business Administration or related field required. J.D. preferred.
  2. Five (5) years of progressive admissions and financial aid management experience at an institution of higher education.
  3. Three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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