As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation's top public law schools; it also enjoys strong private support for leading programs in Asian Law, Global Health, Law & Technology, Tax, and Environmental Law. Located in William H. Gates Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility in vibrant Seattle, the School of Law is also home to the Gates Public Service Scholars program and the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services. The University of Washington is a top research institution with over 250 degrees within 150 departments & programs across 18 colleges and schools, including the new interdisciplinary College of the Environment. The main campus is located at the confluence of Puget Sound and Lake Washington.The University of Washington School of Law is seeking an experienced Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid to lead our J.D. admissions program. The individual in this position will lead and direct a program that will meet the school's recruitment and admission goals. This position is charged with the development of strong relationships to attract a well-qualified, diverse entering class for the UW School of Law. The Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid holds primary responsibility for recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and financial aid for the School of Law. The position reports directly to the Dean.The successful candidate will have a passion for excellence, a commitment to building a diverse and multicultural student population, and the creativity and leadership skills to advance our admissions department to the next level of success. RESPONSIBILITIES:Recruitment*Develops and oversees administration of the Law School's recruitment and admissions strategies, including the development of a metrics system to ensure enrollment of a diverse, highly qualified student body.*In collaboration with the marketing and communications department, develops and executes marketing strategies to support key admissions goals, including the production of relevant multi-media products (e.g. website, blogs, video).*Represents the school and coordinates other staff representation at national and local recruitment events.*Provides information regarding academic programs offered and admissions policies and procedures for prospective and admitted students.*Leads the review and evaluation of applicant files to determine the admissibility of applicants using established school admissions standards.Leadership and administration*Acts as a liaison to student groups and pre-law advisors to enhance and develop programs to improve admission yield and student diversity.*Oversees Admissions office annual operations and scholarship budget.*Develops and oversees financial aid and scholarship administration and programming including financial aid literacy and counseling.*Supervises Admissions staff, including hiring, performance management, training, discipline, merit and promotion recommendations.Other*Performs other related duties as necessary.REQUIREMENTS:*J.D. degree or M.A. degree in Education or Student Counseling; AND eight years of experience recruiting and retaining a diverse student class. *Public speaking experience.*Excellent oral and written communications skills.*Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.*Web management skills; computer literate with word processing and database programs.*Ability and willingness to travel, including over some weekends.*Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.*Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries*Ability to work independently and professionally under the pressure of frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment.Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:*Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university, facilitation and/or teaching experience*ACES 2 proficiency preferredApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.