Job Requisition Number: 23141. Berkeley Law is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. It 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 Assistant Director of Admissions at Berkeley Law designs processing systems and administers a wide range of outreach and recruitment programs for the law school. Reporting to the Director of Outreach and Recruitment, , the Assistant Director assists in reviewing 6,000 ? 7,000 JD applications annually, conducts research and analytical studies on a variety of policies, projects, programs and issues in support of the Admissions unit; has the authority to make independent decisions regarding strategies for evaluating perspective applicants and related admissions decisions. The incumbent also independently conceives and designs admissions and enrollment management systems,and provides policy recommendations focused on admissions outreach and recruitment goals.
The Assistant Director must use real-time data and analysis from a variety of sources to anticipate the needs of the department and school and respond to issues and problems as they arise.Additionally, the Assistant Director plans and implements projects in response to real-time challenges and develops and implements programs for student outreach and recruitment. The successful candidate will be comfortable sharing information about law school admissions within appropriate constituents and communities, taking proactive steps to educate the public about admissions requirements, policies, and processes.
This position involves developing and implementing programs for student outreach, recruitment, and admissions for the Berkeley campus and/or school/college/department within appropriate constituents and communities; and educating the public about admissions requirements, policies, and processes.
?Provides information specifically about Berkeley Law?s Juris Doctor (J.D.) program and U.C. Berkeley one-on-one and to groups. ?Responds to inquiries from prospective students regarding entrance requirements, application procedures, financial aid availability, housing alternatives, etc. ?Updates website to reflect changes and maximize outreach efforts. ? Plans visits to schools, schedules and makes presentations, conducts interviews and follow-up visits. ?Independently manages enrollment systems to perform such functions as: revising the application for admission, identifying strong candidates and encouraging them to apply, assessing applications for completeness, assigning files to reviewers, processing decisions, sending electronic and print communications, creating targeted communications, etc. ?Works with internal departments (e.g., Registrar) and external organizations (e.g., Law School Admission Council) to ensure data and process integrity, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. ?Creates and runs reports to provide historical and real-time data to the department and others; identifies opportunities to improve enrollment-related processes. ?Independently prepares written reports using data to support existing and develop new programs and initiatives. ?Exercises professional judgment in reviewing, evaluating, and recommending applicants for admission using established guidelines. ?Assesses applicants for motivation, initiative, leadership potential, work/life experience, extracurricular activities, socioeconomic status, and educational/personal hardship. ?Using extensive knowledge of college/school/department requirements and applicant pool, assess applicants' overall record and experience for final admissions determination and recommendation. ?Consults with experienced level staff or faculty when reviewing more complex applications. ?Performs and supports recruitment activities for admitted students, including writing or editing materials (print and electronic), organizing individual visits to the school, and representing the school/college/department at various yield events. ?Coordinates with other departments and campus groups to assist admitted students with issues such as establishing a CalNet ID, submitting their Statement of Intent to Register, registering for classes, and attending Orientation. ?Under direction and guidance, plans, manages and implements events to enhance recruitment and yield, including Admitted Students Weekend, diversity initiative events, mentoring programs, electronic communications, scholarship reconsideration requests, and similar activities. ?Provides data to support projects and programs managed by other members of the department.?Advanced analytical, critical thinking, problem recognition/avoidance/resolution/problem-solving skills and the ability to deal with ambiguity. ?Ability to understand and easily explain the nature of the law school experience, the academic and other requirements of the field, and the key factors a successful applicant and matriculant should possess. ?Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. ?Strong skills in analyzing and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals with ability to interpret policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. ?Strong advising and counseling skills with thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges/universities and specifically at UC Berkeley, and/or specific colleges and schools. ?Political acumen to establish and maintain cooperative relationships throughout the organization and with schools, universities, community organizations, undergraduate and graduate student and campus organizations, and other institutions. Ability to leverage those relationships to meet key Admissions Office objectives. ?Ability to develop recruitment programs (including policy design, and relating to both admissions and financial aid), and to create effective materials. ?Excellent computer skills and the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs. Knowledge of common campus-specific and experience with admissions based systems, Crystal Reports,, MS Office Suite, and other related programs desired. Knowledge of web site design and other technologies highly desired. ?Highly advanced interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), and the ability to employ active listening skills and the ability to develop persuasive and compelling arguments. ?Ability to provide a high level of customer service and responsiveness. Strong ability to work independently and as a team member. ?Ability to multi-task and meet demanding time frames. ?Ability to travel extensively (15%-20%) and must have a valid driver?s license. ?Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment and discretion while maintaining a high level of confidentiality. ?Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.
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.