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Assistant Director of Admissions- College of Law

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Assistant Director of Admissions 

College of Law



The University of Tennessee College of Law invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions. Under the direction of the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid (DAFA), the Assistant Director (AD) will recruit prospective students, as well as counsel and advise them about the application process, basics of financial aid and the benefits of attending The University of Tennessee College of Law. The AD will review application materials, sometimes interview potential candidates, and make admissions decisions for the approval of the DAFA. The AD will oversee a recruiting plan to attract a diverse student body nationally and locally, while also finding new ways to reach applicants digitally with the use of social media and/or other forms of online marketing. The AD, with guidance from the DAFA, will oversee and execute pre-admission and post-admission recruitment events, both on- and off-campus.


The Assistant Director:


    Produces a yearly schematic of potential recruitment events, dates, locations, etc. and provides to DAFA for approval to ensure that funding is available to cover the costs of the travel and maximum return is achieved. Travels on behalf of the Law School to recruiting events representing the Law School and meeting with prospective law school applicants, in both the fall and spring. (Heavier travel in the fall and will include weekend and night travel. In the spring, travel is to help yield those we have identified as admitted applicants.) Reach out to and meet with pre-law advisors around the region, and sometimes country, at various undergraduate schools. Speaks to groups of potential applicants, when the DAFA is unable.Outreach to applicants and admitted applicants, including social media campaigns (with the help of the Communications Office in the Law School), telephone calls, emails, personal or virtual interactions with applicants on a daily basis, and other ways to attract the best law school applicants to attend UT Law. Serves as the first point of contact for counseling sessions for walk-in visitors and applicants who contact the Law School via phone, email, etc.Leads event planning of the Admitted Student Day and other local yield events. Devises a yearly plan to maximize the promotional budget for marketing initiatives, which would have the largest impact in attracting students to attend UT.The AD will utilize UNITE, our law school admissions software program, to review about 300-500 files a year and make admissions decisions, which will be reviewed by the DAFA or the Admissions Committee, understanding the director has final approval authority. Utilizes UNITE to devise reports to make recommendations about strategic recruiting plans to help increase yield.Schedules tours for visiting applicants; hires and trains student tour guides or student volunteers.

All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.


Required Experience and Abilities


Bachelor’s Degree and two-three years of experience and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience required, which includes legal experience though working either in a law office or by law school courses.


Master’s Degree or JD Degree is preferred. 


A valid driver’s license is required. 



The candidate must have:

    The flexibility to spend multiple days and nights away from Knoxville, TN, and will work some evenings and weekends. Outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to speak to different constituents while also being comfortable with public speaking. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to use social media easily and fluently and use multiple software platforms is critical to being a successful candidate. Energy and enthusiasmKnowledge of graduate/law school admissions practices and knowledge of the legal profession preferred.


Applications will be considered as they are received and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.  In furtherance of the University's and the College's fundamental commitment to diversity among our faculty, student body, and staff, we strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and others whose background, experience, and viewpoints would contribute to a diverse law school environment.

Job: Student Services
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Law
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 23, 2023, 2:23:34 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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