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Director of Admissions

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA369z at; please complete the online application and attach a writing sample, cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Law School and Law Library
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position?
Job Category Admin or Professional Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Director of Admissions
Working Title Director of Admissions
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number FA369z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7248
Working Hours
Location Arlington
Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Director of Admissions

The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for a Director of Admissions. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Director of Admissions will work under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management and in conjunction with the Admissions Office staff, the faculty Admissions Committee, the Career and Academic Services Office, the Financial Aid Office, the Records Office, the Student Bar Association and all of its sub-organizations, and other departments within the University to carry out the work of the Admissions Office. The Director will coordinate the law school’s recruitment effort for all JD students, including taking a lead role in the planning and implementation of all prospective and yield recruiting campaigns and events. The Director will develop creative recruiting strategies using a variety of print and electronic media to attract a talented and diverse class of students to the applicant pool. The Director will attend national and regional recruiting events, which will require overnight weekday and weekend travel. The Director will assist in file application review for all JD applicants and participates in admissions decisions. The Director will assist in developing scholarship strategies and in awarding and processing scholarships for admitted students. The Director will play a lead role in the transfer admission process. The Director will supervise the Admissions Coordinator, the Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Services, and the Associate Director of Marketing & Recruiting. The Director of Admissions will be responsible for other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD or JD equivalent;
  • Significant experience in admissions, pre-law advising, or other university affairs setting, preferably related to legal education;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent planning and project management skills;
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills that indicate an ability to work independently, as well as part of a team;
  • Flexibility, sound judgment, and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies;
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or similar software); and
  • Ability to travel independently by air, automobile, train or bus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ACES2; and
  • Experience with Banner
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA369z at; please complete the online application and attach a writing sample, cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 17, 2018
Posting Date 12/14/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? Yes
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents