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Director, Graduate Admissions (15335)

Date: Jan 29, 2019

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The Director of Graduate Admissions at the American University Washington College of Law (WCL) develops and executes the strategic vision for student recruitment and admissions for WCL’s five highly ranked post-J.D. graduate programs.  The position supervises a Coordinator Graduate Programs Admissions and collaborates with the Faculty Directors of the five graduate programs, which are: the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP), the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), the Program on Law and Government (L&G), the Trial Advocacy Program, and the S.J.D. Program.  The position reports to the Vice Dean of WCL.

Work Environment

  • Position requires approximately 25% time travel, with approximately 15% of that domestic and 10% international

  • Incumbent will have the desire and ability to travel and to build and use an extensive professional network as relevant to the position description

  • Represent WCL at national, international and regional professional conferences as relevant

  • Provide occasional presentations to educate the law school and the broader legal community about WCL’s post J.D. graduate program activities and achievements

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Exempt
  • Team Leader/Consultant A

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Required Education and Experience

  • Master's degree or educational equivalent involving study of and immersion in fields related to higher education, marketing, communications, business, management or other relevant areas

  • 8 years of experience in marketing and admissions in higher education

    5 years in high-level management, planning and executing overall strategic vision, and team supervision

  • A successful track record of working collaboratively and developing productive working relationships with multiple constituencies, including students, faculty and staff, and alumni
  • A strong interest and track record in promoting diversity and inclusion in student admissions
  • Excellent ability to solve complex problems and be creative and innovative
  • Proven ability to use technology to analyze data, manage projects, and facilitate decision-making
  • Experience and proven ability to assess and adapt to rapidly changing marketing and admissions environments in higher education


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Juris Doctor

  • 8-10 years of relevant experience

  • Experience with relevant admissions and database software, including LSAC, ACES2, and Colleague

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check


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American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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