Director of Admissions

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034113
Department Code 21701-2100
Department Law College-Dean
Job Title Director of Admissions
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade S6
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business hours:

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

15% travel for fall admissions recruiting, spring yield events, and professional conferences.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Director will be expected to provide day-to-day leadership in the department and directly supervise entry-level admissions staff. In addition, the Director will conduct requested reports and projections, providing direct guidance to the Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management. Responsibility for prospective and admitted student counseling along with other members of the admissions staff. Provides key feedback for of-the-moment recruitment efforts and marketing. Conducts and implements projects to increase diversity and special interest recruitment.

The College of Law particularly welcomes applications from candidates for this position who contribute to the diversity of the College of Law community.


• JD preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in the legal profession, student services and/or law school admissions.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Advanced knowledge of law school admissions best practices and ACES2.
• Ability to supervise professional and support staff, while interacting with senior administrators, prospective students, prelaw advisors and professional colleagues.
• 15% travel for fall admissions recruiting, spring yield events, and professional conferences.


• JD application review/review process administration: File review training and supervision. Reviews JD applications and makes decisions to admit/deny/wait list candidate. Ensures that Asst. Directors are reviewing assigned files in a timely manner and processing decisions and follow-up communications accordingly to established timeframes. Coordinates database and reporting changes with Asst. Dean and Asst. Director-Operations.
• Conceptualizes and directs recruiting and yield events. Subject to the general supervision of the Asst. Dean for Enrollment Management, develops innovative ideas to recruit and yield JD students. Develops and monitors event budgets. Supervises Asst. Directors and support staff with regard to event planning and execution. Monitors event budgets and makes changes as necessary. Conducts annual after-action review of recruiting/yield strategy. Counsels and recruits prospective students.

• Enrollment Management: In conjunction with Asst. Dean, reviews application and enrollment data regularly makes recommendations for revising admission and scholarship strategies to achieve class goals. Works with Asst. Dean to develop and revise enrollment models. Ensures that Asst. Directors’ application recommendations support overall class goals.
• Fall recruitment travel to various law and graduate fairs and LSAC Forums throughout the country. Attends yield events (dinners, receptions, etc.) in the spring and summer. Attends professional admissions and prelaw conferences.
• Department administration: supervises and coaches direct reports and student workers. Interviews and makes hiring recommendations for EM staff. In conjunction with Asst. Dean, conducts performance reviews for direct reports.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 11/21/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
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