Assistant Director of Law Admissions - 501625
University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

$46,114.00 - $68,593.00 per year

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The Assistant Director of Admissions is an essential member of the Law School and University staff reporting to the Associate Dean of Admissions. This engaged and creative professional will work as part of a team to annually recruit a highly select and diverse class. The Assistant Director will play an integral role in all aspects of the Law School's enrollment management process, including strategic goal setting, recruitment, evaluation, and selection of applicants for admission to the JD and LLM programs.


Recruitment & Outreach

The Assistant Director must establish and develop relationships with the internal and external community, alumni, governmental agencies, law schools, undergraduate institutions, and affiliated organizations to promote Richmond Law. They will also advise prospects, applicants, prelaw communities, and other pipeline constituencies.

Help grow a qualified applicant pool, expand our reach, and build our reputation by: representing Richmond Law at recruitment events nationally, internationally, and virtually; identifying markets for targeted recruitment and developing an annual recruitment plan; tracking and evaluating recruitment efforts; Planning and executing outreach events and programs to market Richmond Law; coordinating visits with student groups, undergraduate faculty and administrators, international groups, and prelaw advisors; developing pipelines and partnerships for future applicants; and familiarizing prospects and applicants with all aspects of Richmond Law.

Develop and maintain broad outreach plans with relevant constituencies across various platforms. Contribute to marketing and communications efforts focused on identifying potential applicants, increasing our qualified applicant pool, and enrolling a successful student body. Participate in the development of print and digital marketing materials, such as viewbooks, mailers, digital ads, email campaigns, newsletters, and social media content.

Enrollment Management

Contribute to the development of admissions strategies, policies, and procedures, including maintaining compliance with American Bar Association standards, to bring in a class that meets competitive enrollment goals.

Collaboratively develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements to the Associate Dean of Admissions to better meet stated goals and objectives. Track relevant data as well as generate and analyze regular statistical reports.

Engage and collaborate with Law School faculty, administration, and current students: work with faculty to generate support for programs they oversee; coordinate with Law School Career Services, Student Services and External Relations to optimize the connection with prospective students in recruiting, hiring, and student support.

Maintain relationships and regularly share information with University departments outside the Law School: Offices of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services, Registrar's Office, Financial Aid, and Communications.

Application Processing & Review

Provide guidance to prospective students and applicants surrounding policies, procedures, and application status throughout the admissions process. Counsel applicants, respond to inquiries, and communicate decisions.

Process, verify, and evaluate applications in accordance with established guidelines. Review JD and LLM applications thoroughly; interpret and evaluate academic credentials; make recommendations for admission; administer admission decisions and award scholarships in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Admissions to ensure enrollment goals are met.

Special Projects

Manage special projects and other activities as assigned by the Associate Dean. Work closely with colleagues in support of strategic initiatives that may arise due to changes in the admissions environment, increase or decrease in applicant pools, market changes, and/or policy changes.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervise Law School Admissions Ambassadors, designated student workers, and volunteers.


  • Superior verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong persuasion and presentation skills.
  • Engaging and enterprising personality with a commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Desire and ability to work with culturally diverse populations and a wide range of constituencies.
  • Strong organizational and process management skills with the ability to multitask and navigate shifting deadlines and priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to manage challenging situations.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment, tact, and high degree of personal integrity.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to use relevant software such as databases, customer relationship management systems, Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Office and Adobe products, and social media tools.
  • Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing

Required: Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited institution and one of the following:
  • J.D. / Advanced degree from an accredited institution
  • Or Master's Degree from an accredited institution
  • Or minimum of two years of related professional experience in a Law School environment, preferably in Enrollment/Admissions.
Desired knowledge of:
  • higher education marketing trends at the graduate professional school level
  • student recruitment and retention issues at the graduate degree level
  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Position requires extensive travel including weekend and overnight stays, some irregular hours, a willingness to work a flexible schedule and commit to occasional evenings and weekends for special events and/or emergencies
Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $46,114.00 to $68,593.00 annually)


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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