The Office of Admissions in Penn State Law in University Park is seeking an Assistant Dean for Admissions to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Office of Admissions for the J.D. program. The Assistant Dean will be responsible for:
Provide day to day leadership and supervision for recruitment, yield, communications, diversity programming and outreach, and events processes
Oversight of admissions recruitment staff and student workers including hiring, evaluation, and training
Implementation of communication plans to prospective and admitted students including advertising, email and text campaigns, social media, and web presence
Implementation and promotion of on and off campus recruitment events including staff assignments, registrations, development of recruitment materials, and scheduling of private visits
Represent Penn State Law at some events
Oversight, promotion, and execution of online programming for prospective and admitted students
Provide timely and regular analysis of recruitment efforts to support strategic plans
Management of student ambassador volunteers
Review of applications and recommendations on decisions and scholarships
Oversee, promote, and support programs and outreach to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the admissions process
Lead the planning, execution, and follow up of the Explore Law summer program
Meet with prospective and admitted students visiting campus and oversee coordination of visits
Make recommendations for changes to policies or procedures as needed
Assist in development of office strategic plans
Other responsibilities as assigned
The successful candidate should anticipate periods of travel, particularly in the fall. This is position is not eligible for remote work, however, there may be flexibility for occasional remote work by agreement with supervisor.
We are seeking a seasoned admissions professional who is goal-oriented, energetic, and proactive. Strong organizational, prioritization, and follow through skills are essential. Other essential skills include planning, attention to detail, professionalism, dependability, management, and problem solving. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are a must. Charisma, authenticity, and the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds and personalities is key. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in higher education.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.
Education and Experience:
10 years of professional experience including 5+ years of admissions experience, particularly in professional graduate or law school, is required. Experience as a manager is necessary. Knowledge of ACES2/Unite, Slate, Zoom, Remo, Teams, social media platforms, and other collaborative software is preferred. A Master's degree or higher is preferred; J.D. strongly preferred.
This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.
Desired start is July/August 2022.
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Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
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