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Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC
Williamsburg City, VA
Closing date
Oct 4, 2022

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William & Mary Law School invites nominations and applications for an accomplished leader to serve as the associate dean for admissions and financial aid (ADA). The ADA reports directly to the dean and serves as part of the dean’s leadership team. As an important member of the Law School administration, the ADA is expected to provide input on matters falling formally outside of the admissions process.

The primary responsibility of the ADA is to formulate and execute a comprehensive plan to attract high-caliber students to the Law School. The ADA is also responsible for strategically distributing a $14 million financial aid budget and balancing the LSAT/GPA qualifications of the incoming class to meet the goals of the William & Mary Law School. The incoming ADA will need to quickly become familiar with the institutional details of W&M Law School and its student body. In addition, the ADA will need to learn and remain current on industry best practices, standards, and trends in law school admissions and financial aid. The associate dean for admissions and financial aid manages the operations of the admissions office including a staff of five professionals.

The ideal candidate is an energetic professional who takes a data-informed approach to admissions and is enthusiastic about overseeing a critical part of the Law School’s operations. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree along with significant experience working in higher education as well as the following: experience working with higher education financial aid programs; experience with university admissions process at a graduate level; experience managing staff & creating a strategic admissions vision; experience managing a staff independently and effectively; strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience and proficiency with standard software such as MS Word and Excel; advanced data analysis skills including the ability to collect, manage, analyze and prepare data for presentation to a variety of audiences; and the ability to demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, tact, and a commitment to diversity.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting the William & Mary Law School in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. For a full application package please provide a cover letter and CV/resume. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Julie Holley, Search Manager and Senior Executive Search Consultant


Itza Walters, Senior Executive Search Consultant


For more information about William & Mary Law School, please visit:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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