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Associate Director of Admissions & Pathway Initiatives

University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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Position Type
Associate Director
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Assoc Dir,Admissions & Recruit

Requisition ID

Working Title
Associate Director of Admissions & Pathway Initiatives

Position Grade

Position Summary

The UNM School of Law seeks an Associate Director of Admissions & Pathway Initiatives. This full-time

position reports to the School of Law's Director of Admissions & Financial Aid. This position is responsible for developing and implementing pathways programs designed to increase awareness of the legal profession, maximize recruitment efforts, and support the goal of attracting and retaining an academically talented and diverse student population.

Main duties include:
  • Assist the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid in developing, coordinating, and implementing recruitment and marketing strategies.
  • Advise and support individual applicants and groups on the law school application and admission process, including the LSAT, academic preparation, extracurricular or co-curricular activities, personal statements, optional essays focusing on personal lived experiences, and overall best practices for developing an application for law admissions.
  • Represent UNM Law School at local, state, regional, and national student recruitment events and other programs (this includes some evening, overnight, and weekend events and/or travel).
  • Collaborate with undergraduate institutions, the Albuquerque Bar Association, State Bar of New Mexico, Law School Admission Council, and other associations to establish partnerships, develop programming designed to increase awareness of the legal profession, and maximize recruitment efforts.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with UNM's Division for Equity and Inclusion, senior diversity officers, and school of law student organizations including, but not limited to, the Student Bar Association, Black Law Students Association, Lambda Law Students Association, Mexican American Law Students Association, Moms of Law, Native American Law Students Association, and Women's Law Caucus
  • Coordinate and host the on-campus recruitment and yield events for the law school.
  • Serve as a member of the Law School Alumni Diversity Council.
  • Create and analyze data summaries and reports to monitor and document success in meeting recruitment and retention goals.
  • Assist with scheduling student visits to campus and meet with students during their campus visit.
  • Track event attendance, inquiries, applicants, and decision status using Unite, Banner, and other relevant software applications.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Significant knowledge of the law school admissions process, as well as law school curriculum, placement, registration, and general policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with the distinct New Mexican cultures and peoples, economic enterprises, and communities
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities
  • Experience working with Unite and Banner
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present effectively to individuals and groups
  • Strategic, project, and program planning skills
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Additional Requirements

Main - Albuquerque, NM

School of Law (588A)

Employment Type

Staff Type
Regular - Full-Time

Term End Date


Monthly: $4,551.73 - $7,500.00

Benefits Eligible
This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

ERB Statement
As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.

Background Check Required

For Best Consideration Date

Eligible for Remote Work

Eligible for Remote Work Statement

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.
Please provide a Cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional/supervisory references.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.

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