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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270699-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Admissions and Recruitment

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Admissions plays an important role in the University of Wisconsin Law School Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. This position will recruit and counsel students, review JD applications, and assist with event planning for the office.

This position requires strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to manage complicated projects; and a strong sense of discretion and sensitivity to confidential information. The position will need to collaborate with colleagues in the Admissions Office, as well as other offices within the Law School and throughout the University. The candidate should be detail-oriented; possess the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team; and have an excellent work ethic.

This position involves considerable travel during the law school recruiting season. A successful candidate must demonstrate willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends.

Principal duties:

1. Student Recruitment and Outreach (35%)
Serve as the primary off-site recruiter of law students with sensitivity to the Law School's admissions priorities, including its mission to attract a diverse and inclusive student body. Travel to undergraduate schools and law fairs to recruit prospective law students, with heavy travel from late September to mid-November. Provide on-site recruitment support for major Admissions Office events such as Admitted Students Weekend and Open House, as well as smaller events for specific audiences. Correspond with and conduct in-person and virtual meetings with prospective students, applicants, admitted students and others seeking information on admission standards, application procedures and general information about the JD program at UW Law School.

2. Applicant File Review (30%)
Assist with initial review of assigned groups of Law School applications.

3. Event Planning (25%)
Assist with the planning and execution of multiple large-scale events throughout the year, including Fall Open House, Pre-Law Diversity Day, Admitted Students Weekend, and Orientation. Must collaborate with Admissions Office colleagues, as well as internal and external stakeholders, on event planning.

4. Management of Website and Digital Tools (10%)
In conjunction with Admissions Office colleagues, create and manage information about key recruiting and admissions events on the admissions website. Provide input for content and design of admissions website. Maintain admitted students web portal.

Responsibilities: Develops and implements recruitment plans, organizes events, recruits and trains staff and volunteers, evaluates admissions applications, and represents the institution to prospective graduate program students with a goal of attracting, admitting, and enrolling a talented, diverse student body. Supervises staff and oversees unit program(s).
  • 30% Counsels prospective and admitted graduate students on educational planning and career opportunities
  • 20% Reviews, evaluates, and responds to student applications for admission to a graduate program according to established policies and procedures
  • 10% Identifies opportunities for and develops admissions and outreach events
  • 10% Schedules logistics and secures resources for events to promote the Institution
  • 10% Evaluates program effectiveness and provides recommendations for improvement
  • 10% Creates targeted communication plans and materials based on established goals
  • 10% Identifies, promotes, and maintains internal and external partnerships focusing on outreach, recruitment, and admission
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree

Terminal Degree
J.D. degree or relevant M.A./M.S. degree highly preferred, but not required.


1-2 years relevant experience required. Previous law school admissions experience preferred but not required.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google suites are strongly desired.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Starting salary will be determined based on successful candidate's previous experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

Due to the holiday season, we will accept applications through January 2nd, 2023. Candidates may not be contacted until early/mid January 2023 for interviews, and the anticipated start date is February 2023.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume through the Jobs at UW website (, job #270699, by the consideration date.


Justin Boehm
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Grad Prog Adm & Rctmt Coord II(AE073)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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