Law Admissions Counselor
Santa Clara University
Department: Law School
Part Year: No
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week):
The Law Admissions Counselor is responsible for providing admissions and financial aid counseling to prospective, entering, and continuing students. This position will actively pursue opportunities to recruit students from diverse backgrounds for both the J.D. and LL.M. programs offered by the School of Law, and will serve as the primary contact for students interested in graduate legal programs. This position will represent the School of Law at recruiting events and will review applications for admission.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide admissions and financial aid counseling
a. Provides admissions counseling to prospective students and advises applicants, entering, and continuing students regarding available sources of financial aid and alternative financing. Counsels international students on potential sources of funding.
b. Conducts admissions and financial aid workshops.
c. Represents the School of Law at recruiting events.
d. Responds to admissions and financial aid inquiries and updates admissions and financial aid information on the website for the School of Law2. Pursues opportunities to recruit students from diverse backgrounds for both the J.D. and LL.M. programs offered by the School of Law
a. Investigates opportunities and implements programs to increase awareness of the School of Law for students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds.
b. Engages with legal and educational organizations dedicated to increasing the pipeline of high school and undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.3. Serves as primary contact for students interested in graduate legal programs
a. Acquires and maintains knowledge of applicable rules and regulations affecting international students interested in graduate legal programs.
b. Investigates opportunities to market programs to prospective students.
c. Represents the School of Law at events targeting students interested in graduate legal programs.4. Reviews admissions and scholarship applications, and makes recommendations
a. Reviews applications for admission and makes recommendations on the admissibility of candidates.
b. Occasionally reviews scholarship applications and assists in the selection process for competitive and/or selective scholarships.5. Other duties as assigned.GENERAL GUIDELINES Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
Maintains contact with customers and solicits feedback for improved services.
Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives.
Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.
Provides Work Direction:
Occasionally supervises work of student assistants.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
Will be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
Will be required to attend recruiting events, conferences and training sessions locally and out-of-state.
Will be required to work occasional night and weekend events in support of recruiting activities.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Typical office environment.
Mostly indoor office environment with windows.
Offices with equipment noise.
Offices with frequent interruptions.
Working knowledge of federal financial aid regulations and law school admissions practices and procedures.
Familiarity with immigration regulations applicable to international students.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills. Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple concurrent tasks.
Demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products.
Ability to travel and work nights and weekends as needed.
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Education and/or Experience:
Minimum of 0-3 years experience required. Experience in admissions and financial aid in a law school or graduate school environment preferred.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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