Serve as an integral member of the JD Admissions and the Enrollment Management team; assist with recruiting, admitting and enrolling a highly talented JD class; develop procedures to improve the admissions and enrollment process; and provide the highest level of professional service to prospects, students, faculty, alumni and staff.
Counsel prospective students regarding LMU Loyola Law School (LLS) and the application process
Assist with the development of effective marketing and recruitment strategies
Serve as recruiter for law school and graduate fairs (this will include local and national travel); present to small and large audiences on LLS' admissions, application and review process (virtual and in-person events)
Assist with the review of applications to the J.D. program, including evaluating CAS reports, personal statements and letters of recommendation; assist with the training of other file readers
Assist with the selection of files for Admissions Committee's evaluation; assist with the selection of scholarship recipients
Interview applicants and potential scholarship recipients
Serve as liaison for important scholarship and fellowship programs, work with LLS faculty to announce, recruit, interview and admit top fellowship candidates
Develop, manage and plan signature programs and events for prospective and admitted students, prelaw advisors and other special groups
Develop expertise with Law School Admission Council (LSAC) applicant system (ACES2/Unite); process admit and scholarship decisions and updates; plan and assist with technical refinements; present ideas for future development
Help identify Summer Institute (SI) attendees, notify and assist SI students with enrollment, support faculty director with all aspects of the program
Work with Information Technology Services (ITS) to manage applicant and new student data and process, test and request development in university's student information system, (Banner); serve as office representative to ITS groups and subcommittees; collate data and produce reports as necessary
Serve as Admissions liaison to other departments for Orientation; manage and work with these groups to maintain and update Orientation systems and databases; work with Orientation team to recommend future refinements
Under direction of Associate Dean perform other responsibilities to support overall office goals and targets
Other duties as assigned
Loyola Marymount University Expectations:Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of The University. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
Typically a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Graduate degree preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities to keep abreast of relevant regulation/policy changes.
Minimum of 2 years of admissions experience preferably in a postsecondary institution performing similar duties as listed above.
Ability to exercise judgment and independent action, within prescribed limits; articulate and tactful with senior administrators, other department members, faculty, students, and other constituents; excellent interpersonal, organizational and planning skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to present to large and small groups of prospective students and other audiences; demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; effective problem solving skills and strong ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently; ability to effectively supervise others, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently and accurately; ability to travel and work non-traditional hours (primarily during peak recruitment season and the application review period)
Excellent oral and written customer services skills are required. Provide concise and clear communications, reports, letters, etc. Ability to remain calm and professional when faced with a challenging/sensitive situation and respondwith tact and diplomacy. Strong public speaking, writing and group facilitation skills. Capacity to build relationships with diverse constituencies. Highly developed sense of empathy, humor, patience and resilience.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion. Possess highly developed organizational, analytical and program solving skills to successfully manage a large volume of diverse tasks/projects. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, often with conflicting or moving deadlines.
Demonstrated knowledge of modern office management; knowledge of database systems and report generation; proficiency in MS Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access); knowledge of rules and policies regarding admission to law school as related to first-year, advanced standing, visiting status, and foreign applicants
Must be able to work independently while exercising good judgment and decision making.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.