college recruitment specialist 1

Assistant Director of Admissions-College of Law- College Recruitment Specialist.1

Posting Date: 8/2/13
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Status: FEAP
FT/PT Status: Full-Time
Work Location: College of Law
Work Hours: 8:15 – 4:45

The West Virginia University College of Law is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to join its Admissions team.    The Assistant Director of Admissions (College Recruitment Specialist) reports directly to the Director of Admissions and will be responsible for the formation, implementation and assessment of recruitment strategies to attract prospective students for the College of Law.

The Assistant Director responsibilities include developing and conducting outreach activities; event programming and coordinating student participation; working with faculty and alumni to support recruitment activities; analyzing data and developing strategies to meet the admissions goals of the college.   This individual will develop promotional materials and work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to devise and manage communication outreach including blogs, email, podcasts, web and other media.  The Assistant Director will represent the College of Law at recruitment forums and information sessions.

Established in 1878, the West Virginia University College of Law is located on the beautiful campus of West Virginia University, which was founded in 1867, and is the state’s land-grant doctoral-degree-granting research university. More than 30,000 students are enrolled in 176 degree programs at four major campuses. The university is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, a community with a population of more than 129,000 in its greater urban region with easy access to Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. The College of Law has been named a Top 50 “Go To” Law School by the National Law Journal and a Top Tier Law School by US News & World Report.  With a total student body of 406 full-time students, and a student to faculty ratio of 10:1, the College of Law is known for providing students with the tools necessary to be competitive nationally and internationally. Law students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience in countless areas of the law and learn from the experts—all in a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. 

Qualifications include a Master’s degree required, JD preferred, plus 1-3 years of related experience in higher education admissions, student services, marketing or recruiting.  This position requires strong problem solving skills, writing and communication skills, knowledge of databases, ability to work with culturally diverse constituencies and experience developing and managing programs/projects and events.  Successful candidates will also possess a high level of integrity and leadership skills.  Travel is required including evenings and weekends.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume/vita and three professional references (name and contact information) to Tina Jernigan, Director of Admissions, WVU College of Law, PO Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506 or via Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A background check will be required of the final applicant.   

For additional information about West Virginia University visit  and the College of Law visit .  West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

This position requires the following:

  • Background Check
  • Driver License

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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