Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Diversity Recruitment and Engagement
Washington and Lee University
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Type: Full Time
Pay Commensurate with Experience
The Assistant Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, Diversity Recruitment and Engagement supports both the law student affairs and law admissions offices to promote, support and engage with applicants and law students from historically underrepresented populations.
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.
Assists with coordinating diverse prospective student and applicant recruitment efforts, including relationship development with target and regional schools and individual student outreach. Modest regional travel is anticipated.
Works with the Law Ambassador student volunteer program to facilitate current student engagement with prospective applicants.
Collaborates with Law Communications to feature stories of diverse students, alumni, faculty, and staff; to create a pre-law advisor newsletter three (3) times each year; and to assist in updating content for social media platforms and the law school website.
Coordinates student and alumni outreach and matching for admitted students. Facilitates alumni engagement with current students.
Provides support for and counsel to students from underrepresented communities/marginalized backgrounds, as well as to identity-based affinity groups, to promote a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment within the law school.
Assists law student affairs in the planning, design, marketing, execution and assessment of programs, events, and cultural celebrations.
Collaborates and partners with University-wide offices/committees (UCICC, OIE, etc.) as well as with the law school DEI committee, to enhance support of law students and bring awareness to available resources.
Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Juris Doctor preferred. Equivalent of 1-3 years of experience in a collegiate setting or admissions function, preferably in a professional environment working with people from historically underrepresented populations. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of issues and best practices related to diversity, inclusion, belonging, social justice, equity and intersectionality. Excellent written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Travel, evening, and weekend hours are required.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Working Conditions: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Types of Work: Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
One of the oldest colleges in the country, Washington and Lee University (W&L) was founded in 1749 and is named after George Washington (who bequeathed the school its first major endowment) and Confederate general Robert E. Lee (a former president of the institution). The highly ranked liberal arts school in Lexington, Virginia is attended by about 1,800 students who take courses in about 40 major areas including public policy, Russian area studies, neuroscience, physics, and biochemistry. The student-faculty ratio is 9-to-1. Former US Supreme Court Justice and W&L alumni Lewis F. Powell donated his personal and professional papers to the university's law school.