Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Feb 22, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 15608

Reports To: Director of Admissions

Working Title: Associate/Assistant Director of Admissions

Department: Law/Instructional Support

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004509

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The University of California, Irvine School of Law is the culmination of several generations of revolutionary dreamers. Those not satisfied with the status quo who wanted to redefine, reimagine, and reinvent legal education. It celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 and began its second decade a larger, stronger, more dynamic academic institution than its founders could have ever imagined. UCI Law provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum and prioritizes public service and a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law continues to rank highly, including U.S. News & World Report ranks UCI Law No. 27 in the nation overall out of 198 law schools, and ranks UCI Law's robust clinical program No. 8 in the nation. We look forward to continuing our remarkable journey with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. The UCI Law's Office of Admissions and Student Financial Services oversees the annual recruitment, selection, scholarship awarding, and matriculation into UCI Law's full-time JD program. Annually, it receives 3000+ applications for an incoming JD class consisting of 160 seats.

The Assistant Director for Admissions and Operations plays an important role within the Admissions and Aid team by processing all the incoming applications for the JD programs from their submission to either decision or matriculation. They read one quarter of the applicant pool and makes first recommendations on the files they read. The assistant director also represents UCI Law at various recruitment or assists the team in the execution of our yield campaign. This position involves considerable travel during the law school recruiting season. A successful candidate must demonstrate willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends. The candidate should be detail-oriented, possess strong speaking and writing skills, able to manage complicated projects, and analyze data. Moreover, they should demonstrate an exemplary work ethic, a strong sense of initiative, discretion, sensitivity, and excellent judgment. The position reports directly to the Director of Admissions and collaborates with their teammates and other community partners.

Compensation Range:

Annually: $50,600.00 - $72,000.00

Department Website: collaborates with their teammates and other community partners.

Compensation Range:

Annually: $50,600.00 - $72,000.00

Department Website:


Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Thorough knowledge and experience working with a diverse student population. Ability to interpret and communicate University policies and procedures to prospective students and the public. Thorough and comprehensive knowledge of academic programs, including curricula, admissions requirements, and financial aid programs, at colleges / universities and specifically at UC, and / or specific colleges and schools. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with schools, universities, community organizations, and other institutions. Advanced knowledge of computer system programs including Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel. Proficiency using various databases (ACES2/UNITE), CRM platforms, or email marketing software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with strong organizational skills, including high attention to detail. Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, changing environment and remain levelheaded. Ability to work independently and under pressure, to function effectively in a team and service-oriented environment. Ability to work weekends and evenings, as needed. Ability to travel to recruitment events for up to 14 days at a time. Valid driver's license required. Advanced cultural competency with an ongoing commitment to growth in the changing language of diversity.


J.D. degree or relevant M.A./M.S. degree highly preferred.

Ability to develop recruitment programs, and design effective materials. Extensive experience in database management, particularly ACES2/UNITE strongly preferred.

Special Conditions Required:

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

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you would be able to contribute to UCI's community and commitment to inclusive excellence.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 2/19/2033
Work Type: Full Time