Admissions Coordinator

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Hyde Park Campus

32370 Law School

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since. For more information on the law school,

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Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Law School is seeking an Admissions Coordinator. The position reports to the dean of Law School Admissions and also supports the dean of Graduate Programs. This position must develop and maintain an understanding of the Law School and its culture in order to positively represent the University and the Law School to all constituencies; work collaboratively with other student services managers and administrators to ensure efficiency, accuracy, and timely performance of admissions operations; facilitate and resolve student and office problems independently; develop and implement procedures and policies for new student initiatives; and improve efficiency and results within existing programs. Evening and weekend hours are required for admitted student weekend, orientation, and occasional other events.


  • Manage on-line JD applications
  • Process and coordinate mailing of admissions packets
  • Coordinate mailings for recruitment events
  • Process all deferral requests
  • Track budget expenditures, process e-payments, and process expense reports
  • Monitor departmental ledgers and assist with compiling a proposed annual budget
  • Manage the general Admissions email inbox
  • Assist with answering the main phone line as needed
  • Cover the front office desk and greet visitors as needed
  • Support and participate in departmental events as needed
  • Conduct special projects such as surveys, accreditation visits, the creation and management of specialized student activities or programs, and data collection initiatives; as requested
  • Order office supplies for Admissions and Financial Aid as requested
  • Other relevant duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid

  • Exceptional attention to detail required
  • Strong initiative and resourcefulness in problem-solving required
  • Commitment to providing a high level of service required
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to multi-task while maintaining a calm and courteous demeanor required
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
  • Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, graduate students, various administrative offices at all levels in the University, and external constituents required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Aptitude for learning and becoming an expert-user of software programs
  • Knowledge of the University of Chicago's policies and procedures preferred

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience,or Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Two years of professional work experience required; preferably in a higher education context; previous experience in student services strongly preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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Full time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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