Senior Associate Dean of Enrollment and Financial Aid
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 139712
Serving as a member of the Law School's senior leadership team, the Senior Associate Dean for Enrollment and Financial Aid is responsible for all aspects of the School's process of recruiting and enrolling students, including: execution of strategic enrollment plan; recruitment, selection, enrollment, and retention of a highly qualified and motivated student body; and the integration of marketing and recruitment strategies with existing and developing communications and social networking technologies. The Senior Associate Dean is responsible for the leadership, management, and overall performance of the Admissions staff. In addition, the Senior Associate Dean oversees the Law School's professional financial aid functions, in collaboration with University financial aid leaders, which include awarding and disbursement of annual scholarships and grants, implementation of federal and private loan programs, administration of the Law School's loan forgiveness program, and administration of the Law School's federal work-study program.
The Law School's admissions goals, policies, and priorities are determined jointly by its two co-Deans, as advised by the faculty, and are carried out by the Senior Associate Dean. Those policies include the school's historical and ongoing dedication to a broad and holistic review of each candidate that considers the entire applicant and not only numerical credentials. The successful candidate for this position will recognize and embrace the importance of holistic review as well as the centrality to the Law School's mission of attracting a well-rounded, diverse, and inclusive student body.
Minimum Education and Experience:
A bachelor's degree plus demonstrated performance record of seven to ten years or more in successful and progressively responsible leadership in law school admissions and financial aid, with deep knowledge of compliance matters and best practices.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience in law school education and knowledge of the legal profession required in order to fulfill counseling, recruitment, candidate evaluation, and candidate selection responsibilities
Progressive responsibility in a leadership role in higher education or legal practice
Excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively across multiple internal and external constituencies including: faculty; staff; students; applicants; alumni; and various agencies and institutions
Exceptional strategic, analytical, conceptual and communication skills, along with being a collaborative, adaptable, pragmatic and effective problem solver
Willingness to engage in frequent domestic travel throughout the country in recruiting efforts
MA, MBA or JD preferred
Knowledge of/proficiency in admissions/enrollment tracking and reporting software, including all ABA reporting systems for maintenance of the law school's accreditation
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position may be based on the Camden or Newark campus and will require travel between both campuses.
Salary: Starting salary will be commesurate with candidate experience and departmental budgets.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.