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University of Washington
International, WA
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Position Type
Assistant Dean
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
Req #: 231650
Department: SCHOOL OF LAW
Posting Date: 03/08/2024
Closing Info:
Open Until Filled
Salary: $9,881 - $13,000 per month
Shift: First Shift
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. ( )
Although open until filled, priority application date is March 22, 2024.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation's top public law schools; it also enjoys strong private support for leading programs in Asian Law, Global Health, Law & Technology, Tax, and Environmental Law. Located in William H. Gates Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility in vibrant Seattle, the School of Law is also home to the Gates Public Service Scholars program and the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services. The University of Washington is a top research institution with over 250 degrees within 150 departments & programs across 18 colleges and schools, including the new interdisciplinary College of the Environment. The main campus is located at the confluence of Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
The University of Washington School of Law is seeking an experienced Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid (E S 11) to lead our J.D. admissions program. The individual in this position will lead and direct a program that will meet the school's recruitment and admission goals. This position is charged with the development of strong relationships to attract a well-qualified, diverse entering class for the UW School of Law. The Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid holds primary responsibility for recruitment, admissions, enrollment, and financial aid for the School of Law. The position reports directly to the Dean.
The successful candidate will have a passion for excellence, a commitment to building a diverse and multicultural student population, and the creativity and leadership skills to advance our admissions department to the next level of success.
- Develops and oversees administration of the Law School's recruitment and admissions strategies, including the development of a metrics system to ensure enrollment of a diverse, highly qualified student body.
- In collaboration with the marketing and communications department, develops and executes marketing strategies to support key admissions goals, including the production of relevant multi-media products (e.g. website, blogs, video).
- Represents the school and coordinates other staff representation at national and local recruitment events.
- Provides information regarding academic programs offered and admissions policies and procedures for prospective and admitted students.
- Leads the review and evaluation of applicant files to determine the admissibility of applicants using established school admissions standards.Leadership and administration (45%)
- Acts as a liaison to student groups and pre-law advisors to enhance and develop programs to improve admission yield and student diversity.
- Oversees Admissions office annual operations and scholarship budget.
- Develops and oversees financial aid and scholarship administration and programming including financial aid literacy and counseling.
- Supervises Admissions staff, including hiring, performance management, training, discipline, merit and promotion recommendations.Other (5%)
- Performs other related duties as necessary. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- M.A. degree in Education or Student Counseling AND 4-5 years of experience recruiting and retaining a diverse student class. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the stated requirements.
- Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
- Public speaking experience.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities.
- Web management skills; computer literate with word processing and database programs.
- Ability and willingness to travel, including over some weekends.
- Discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to collaborate across organizational boundaries
- Ability to work independently and professionally under the pressure of frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Juris Doctor
- Ability to work collaboratively with peers on an administrative leadership team with a commitment to excellence and the law student experience. Engaged in the higher education community, the legal education literature and accreditation standards, and expertise in best practices for recruitment and retention of law students. Application Process: The application process may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are access ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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