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Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment (#4534)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through the closing date. For more information please contact Tita Kaus at or phone 815-753-1068.

Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Position # 00004534
Position Title Associate Director
Working Position Title Associate Director of Admissions and Recruitment (#4534)
Posting Type SPS
FTE 1.00
Representation Non-Union
Primary Function

Reporting to the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Associate
Director of Admissions and Recruitment assists in the strategic development
and the implementation of the admission policies, programming, and
procedures employed by the College of Law. The Associate Director is the law
school’s primary recruiter and represents the College of Law at recruitment
fairs throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes Region. This is a professional
position that requires extensive travel as well as some weekend and evening
hours. The Associate Director works in close collaboration with other senior

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)

• Support the student recruitment process by working with the Director of
Admissions and Financial Aid to devise and implement strategies, policies,
and practices to recruit students and to increase enrollment across the JD
programs and by supporting the development of consistent and ongoing
methods for making the best use of the College of Law’s recruitment
resources- including faculty and staff resources.

• Assist in the creation, review, revision, and updating of recruitment and
marketing publications and online and social presence and formal
correspondence to prospects, applicants, and admitted students.

• Support the management of data, including query development in the law
school’s admission database (ACES), enrollment management statistics,
maintenance of the integrity of the data reported to the American Bar
Association and other constituents, and regular statistical reporting to the

• Interact with prospective students in person and electronically as part of the
admissions process, including answering questions regarding law school
alternatives and the College of Law curriculum and admissions practices;
giving tours of the College of Law; and participating in prospective and
admitted student events.

• Interface with and support traditional admission and outreach functions of
the College of Law by contributing to strategic planning, implementing and
executing student recruitment programs, coordinating and evaluating on-
campus events, attending local, regional, and national off-campus
recruitment events, advising prospective students, responding to telephone
and e-mail inquiries, and supporting the success of the College of Law’s
pipeline programming to further build the College of Law’s goal of a diverse
and talented student body.

• Perform other duties related to admissions and recruitment as assigned by
the Director.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position

Graduate degree in a relevant field such as communications, business, marketing, and/or a Juris Doctor. This position requires strong skills in the areas of marketing, policy development, strategic planning, and assessment. Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, persuasive and negotiation skills, and the knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the law school admissions process. Must possess a sincere interest in helping others achieve their goals. Must be able to work effectively within a deadline-driven environment. Applicants must have the technical skills and ability to quickly master the various portals of ACES, the law school admissions database and other relevant CRM databases. This includes the ability to write queries and reports, generate decisions, and coordinate communication with the College of Law’s prospects and applicant pools. Must also have strong organizational skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with College of Law colleagues,various University offices, and the greater law school admission community. The ability to travel is required.

Education and Experience Preferred

Three to five years in a university undergraduate or graduate school(including law school) admissions setting strongly preferred.

Working Hours M-F, 8-4:30, Some evenings and weekends required
Hiring rate/range Commensurate with experience and education.
Posting Date 08/08/2017
Closing Date 08/22/2017
Priority Review Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through the closing date. For more information please contact Tita Kaus at or phone 815-753-1068.

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Physical Demands

Extensive travel as well as some evening and weekend hours.

EEO Statement

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accomodation

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Human Resource Services at 815.753.6000. For more information about requesting an ADA accommodation view Employment and Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act policy.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Mailing
    • Listserv
    • Phone Contact
    • Word of Mouth
    • Other
  2. If other, please indicate where you learned about this vacancy

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
Optional Documents