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The University of Michigan Law School is seeking an Assistant Director of Admissions, who will report to the Senior Assistant Dean for Admissions.

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Who We Are

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the LL.M. program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.


Provide in-person admissions counseling, and answer telephone and e-mail inquiries from prospective students; select, train, and coordinate Law School students, student organizations, and alumni recruiting volunteers; represent the Law School on panels and at forums, fairs, and other programs at undergraduate institutions and other locations across the United States, aimed at providing information about the admissions process and the Law School and recruiting applicants; plan, organize, execute, and represent the Law School at events and programs designed to recruit admitted applicants, both on- and off-campus; assist in design, editing, and drafting of marketing and external communications, including considerable writing responsibilities.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

JD or MA degree, or BA with five years of experience in admissions settings, is necessary. Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; a demonstrated sensitivity to and competency in working with issues of diversity; familiarity with current issues in legal education; ability to work effectively on a team; ability to collect, manage, analyze, and prepare data for presentation to a variety of audiences; ability to reliably balance multiple responsibilities and manage time effectively; ability to understand and promote the goals and distinct qualities of the Law School; facility with data-management and presentation tools (Excel, Powerpoint, and the like), as well as web pages and social media. Must be able to travel. Enthusiasm, creativity, energy, discipline, collegiality, judgment, discretion, commitment to diversity, passion for excellence, and sense of humor are essential attributes.

Desired Qualifications*

JD degree; experience in working with the public and with student populations; experience in law-related positions; exposure to law school admissions process through personal, volunteer, and/or professional experience; ability to relate to and work well with prospective and current students and various other constituencies, including faculty and alumni.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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