Law Admissions Counselor / Assistant Director of Law Admissions
Washington and Lee University
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: R850
Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Law Admissions, the Law Admissions Counselor / Assistant Director of Law Admissions serves as a key member of the Law Admissions team, engaging with prospective students and other constituents throughout the admissions cycle to effectively recruit a class based on the school's objectives and targets. Shares responsibility for coordinating student visits to campus, assisting with planning and implementation of Admitted Student Open Houses and other recruitment events for prospective and accepted students. Contributes to external and internal Law Admissions office operational needs. Reads law applicant files.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of expertise.
Reads law applicant files as assigned by the Assistant Dean.
Counsels prospective students (in person, by telephone, and through e-mail) regarding the admissions process and the program of study. Responds to general email inquiries.
Assists with planning and coordinating logistics for Admitted Student Open Houses as well as other recruiting efforts for prospective and accepted students. Administers post-event surveys to measure levels of effectiveness.
Shares responsibility with Law Admissions team members for monthly general information sessions over Zoom for prospective law students.
Facilitates campus visits by students, either in-person or virtually.
Prepares, generates and updates reports from the Law Admissions database and updates applicant files. Updates files in the Law Admissions database as needed. Modifies and maintains data for reports using Excel and databases.
Coordinates recruitment event efforts; registers team members for events, promotes events to prospective students, and maintains contact with students after attendance.
Engages in travel to represent the School of Law at local, state, and national events.
Conducts follow-up contacts with prospective students from the point of inquiry through matriculation.
Serves on committees, work groups, and task forces as assigned. Develops and cultivates relationships with constituents to promote the School of Law.
Contributes to Law Admissions communications strategy including maintenance of the admissions web presence and social media accounts.
Additional related duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. J.D. or Master’s degree preferred.
Admissions experience is preferred but not required.
A demonstrated appreciation for diversity is critical, as is the ability to work collaboratively, independently, and with a high level of energy and responsibility.
Strong communication skills and demonstrated organizational abilities are expected.
Knowledge of or ability to learn admissions office systems including Workday and Unite is important.
Must be able to work occasional evenings and some weekends as necessary for events.
Attention to detail and a high level of organization are required.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Resume and cover letter are required. Upload both required documents to the Resume/CV upload section of the application. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here.
Washington and Lee is a top-ranked, private institution in Lexington, Virginia where we integrate the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and a graduate School of Law. Our graduates, mentored by a faculty of teacher-scholars, are ready to make a meaningful impact wherever they go in the world.The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a ...campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.