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Assistant Dean for Admissions

University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
Concord, NH
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Assistant Dean
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Position Details


Operating Title Assistant Dean for Admissions Long Classification Title Campus Location Concord Department UNHL Admissions Summary of Position

The Assistant Dean for Admissions serves as the chief enrollment management officer for UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Subject to the general direction of the Dean of UNH Franklin Pierce, and in collaboration with the admissions staff, Marketing and Communications Director, and Director of Finance and Administration, the Assistant Dean develops comprehensive recruitment, admissions and yield strategies and leads execution of those strategies in support of the law school's enrollment goals.

Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's Acceptable minimum years of experience 5-7 years Additional Job Information Posting Number PS4590FY24 Other minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible admissions experience in a selective environment; OR Master's degree and at least three (3) years of progressively responsible admissions experience in a selective environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience supervising and mentoring professional and support staff; excellent leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel on behalf of UNH Franklin Pierce (valid driver's license)
  • Understanding of tuition discounting and enrollment modeling
  • Understanding of multi-channel marketing and recruitment strategies
  • Understanding and experience in strategic planning

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • JD degree
  • Law school admissions experience
  • Experience with part-time and/or online programs
  • Understanding of UNITE application management system
  • Understanding of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems
  • Understanding of legal education on a regional and national level as demonstrated by significant

experience at other law schools, through service to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), the

American Bar Association (ABA), regional prelaw advising organizations, and/or similar organizations
  • Budget experience

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00 Grade 27 EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information

University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and commerce and technology. Our Legal Residency program allows students to work in their fields of interest for up to a full semester while receiving credit and our Daniel Webster Scholar program is the only practice-based bar exam alternative in the nation. Our faculty consists of practitioners experienced in their fields of interest. The small student/faculty ratio promotes collaboration and collegiality. Accredited by the American Bar Association, UNH Franklin Pierce is located in Concord, New Hampshire, home to the state's legislature, state offices, as well as local, state and U.S. federal courts. Concord is just an hour's drive from Boston, and we are located less than an hour from mountains, lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here:

Posting Details

Posting Date 04/26/2024 Open Until Filled Yes Closing Date Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt) Appointment Type Regular If TERM position provide projected end date Equipment/Instruments


Drivers License and Physical Requirements. Please check all items that apply. Valid Drivers License and Safe Driving Record

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

  • In conjunction with the Dean, develop annual enrollment goals for the residential and hybrid JD programs, to include:
  • Headcount
  • Net revenue
  • Median LSAT and GPA
  • Diversity of background and experience
  • STEM
  • Residency
  • In conjunction with the Dean and Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions and International Outreach, develop annual enrollment goals for LL.M., Masters, and other related non-JD programs.
  • In conjunction with the Dean and relevant designees, develop annual enrollment goals for all other academic programs.
  • In conjunction with admissions staff and other relevant parties, develop and implement recruiting and yield plans to achieve enrollment goals, including:
  • In-person, print, and digital marketing
  • Candidate Referral Service (CRS)
  • On- and off-campus recruiting and yield events, including, eg, open houses, panel discussions, admitted students' days, and alumni/student receptions
  • Student ambassador and faculty/alumni mentoring programs
  • Print and digital communication and engagement strategies for each phase of the application process
  • Collaborate with the Dean and the Marketing and Communications Director on marketing related to admissions; make recommendations for improvement and consistency with messaging and strategy.
  • In conjunction with the Dean and Director of Finance and Administration, develop, monitor, and revise scholarship/discounting strategy to achieve enrollment and net revenue goals.
  • Develop statistical models to predict enrollment outcomes and manage resources.
  • Develop and manage application review process to ensure timely file review and decision-making.

  • In conjunction with the Dean and Director of Finance and Administration, develop, monitor, and revise scholarship/discounting strategy to achieve enrollment and net revenue goals.
  • Develop statistical models to predict enrollment outcomes and manage resources.
  • Develop and manage application review process to ensure timely file review and decision- making.
  • Draft admissions correspondence to include marketing communications, applicant correspondence, and decision notifications; oversee strategic use of CRM system.
  • Review applications for admissions; render decisions and award scholarships; manage scholarship negotiation requests.
  • Counsel prospective students on the admissions process, and share benefits of a

UNHLaw legal education.

  • Hire, train, motivate, and lead admissions staff.
  • Oversee and manage daily operations of admissions team, including travel
  • Conduct department performance evaluations and establish a culture of coaching for performance.
  • Develop and manage budget for the admissions office, including:
  • Scholarship
  • Payroll
  • Travel
  • Recruitment
  • Operations
  • Professional Development
  • Develop and/or modify reports to monitor enrollment funnel.
  • Serve on law school and university committees.
  • Participate in regional and national professional organizations such as LSAC,AALS,ABA, and prelaw organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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