Job Requisition Number: 24248. Berkeley is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the nation. The law school has produced leaders in law, government, and society, including Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren, Secretary of State of the United States Dean Rusk, Attorney General of the United States Edwin Meese, United States Secretary of the Treasury and Chairman of the Federal Reserve G. William Miller, and former Solicitor General of the United States Theodore Olson.
At Berkeley Law, we are committed to excellence in education and scholarship, as well as equality of opportunity. We believe we have a responsibility to use our substantial intellectual capital to help solve real-world problems and to create a more just society through clinics, research, and policy engagement. We believe that a Berkeley Law degree is a tool for change, both locally and globally, and that we should be educating the leaders of tomorrow. We maintain an environment that nurtures academic and personal growth, respects a diversity of ideas, and stimulates independent thought and critical reasoning.
The Director of Admissions is essential for the operations of key initiatives and programs in the Admissions Office. The position designs and administers a wide range of outreach and recruitment programs for the law school and works to ensure the integration of those programs within the larger enrollment management strategy for the school. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Admissions, has the authority to make independent decisions regarding managing daily operations of the unit such as staffing (hiring, training, and supervision), project management, and representation of office interests to law school leadership and other departments. Proposes and revises new and existing policies related to the recruitment of students to the law school, including oversight of a multi-million dollar scholarship program of approximately, a scholarship reconsideration process, the awarding of donor-based scholarships, interviews for scholarship programs, and related strategies. Works closely with the Financial Aid Office to plan and implement scholarship programs, and with the Alumni and Development team, CDO, Student Services, Centers and Institutes, and the Dean’s Office to manage a wide range of related initiatives. Using exceptional technical skills, this position analyzes data from a variety of sources to anticipate the needs of the office, to respond to issues as they arise, and to provide information about admissions programs to the broader campus community through reporting and other mechanisms. Plans and leads outreach efforts, communications strategy, and community relations programs to enhance the profile of the law school.
Responsibilities include: •Oversees the day-to-day operations of the unit. •Ensures goals and objectives of the unit are met. •Independently manages design and implementation of first-year scholarship programs. Review students for initial scholarship eligibility, manages scholarship programs, and serves as primary liaison with Financial Aid Office and CFO to determine aid strategy for enrollment goals. Analyzes enrollment data to deploy financial resources effectively and efficiently. Makes recommendations for program and policy changes based on qualitative and quantitative data derived from a wide variety of sources and using specialized software and other tools. •Provides guidance and assistance to subordinates on most complex issues. •Monitors employee performance and provides direction and assistance. •Evaluates the effectiveness of the outreach and recruitment programs, considering general admissions/enrollment goals, financial aid/scholarships, number of applicants, acceptance rate, and graduation rate from the University. Makes effective use of software tools to incorporate data into these core functions. Engages in recruitment travel and assigns travel to other Admissions staff in consultation with supervisor. •Counsels and evaluates employee performance. •Oversees hiring process for and provides training to subordinates. •Recommends employees for promotion when warranted. •Reviews and makes decisions on complex admissions cases, provides assistance to experienced admissions specialists. •Recommends corrective action, hiring, and separation of employees when appropriate. •Represents the policies of and advocates for the unit’s needs to other senior leadership (CFO, COO, Dean), departments (Alumni/Development, Student Services, etc.), law school committees (Admissions Committee, Financial Aid Committee, Students of Concern Committee, Loan Repayment Assistance Program Appeal Committee, etc.), and other campus entities.Knowledge/Skills: •Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. •Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs. •Knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment and evaluating risks as to likelihood and consequences. •Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes or services. •Skills in project management. •Skills in social perceptiveness, awareness of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. •Ability in problem identification, reasoning. •Ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. •Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to influence/persuade others. Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.