Reporting to the Executive Director for Graduate and Programs, the Associate Director helps develop, support and implement a range of strategies to recruit diverse and talented foreign trained attorneys to Penn Law, provides support and programming to optimize the students’ experience while at Penn Law, and helps maintain strong relations with alumni.
Recruitment and Admissions - Support and implement effective, creative strategies to recruit outstanding students to Graduate Programs, both in the application and admitted student phases. - Recruit students via email and other correspondence, video and telephone conferencing, and occasional international travel. - Manage the application process for Penn Law’s LLM, LLCM and SJD programs. - Develop, fine-tune, and implement systems and part-time staffing for the careful evaluation of 1,400+ applications per cycle. - Review files and make admissions and scholarship recommendations.
Communications - Oversee the design and distribution of prospective student, application, and admitted student materials. - Manage and keep current the content of Graduate Programs websites (currently the external and the admitted student sites). - Ensure excellent communication about the program, its benefits, its students, and its alumni to internal and external audiences.
Representation - Represent Penn Law to prospective, admitted, matriculating and graduated students. Represent Penn Law to international schools and universities, law firms, other employers, and other potential partners both within and outside the University of Pennsylvania.
Student Life - Develop and manage programming for current graduate programs students, including management of the non-academic portion of the LLM’s mandatory 5-week summer program. - Provide curricular consultation and programmatic direction to students for building a rich intellectual experience and appropriate coursework given professional goals. - Collaborate with colleagues in Student Affairs, Career Services, Toll Public Interest Center and other departments to ensure excellent programming. - Work with other Penn departments (such as ISSS) to fully support Graduate Programs’ students.
Managerial - Hire and manage a Graduate School of Education intern from the Higher Education Program on an annual basis, ensuring delegation of appropriate work and a consistent work flow. - Ensure the GSE Higher Ed intern provides strong, efficient, and accurate service to students, faculty, staff colleagues, and members of the profession, while gaining valuable experience within his or her educational experience. - Work closely with the Graduate Programs Coordinator, providing direction and guidance as needed.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.