The Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is designed exclusively for STEM majors and professionals. The first of its kind in the country, the MSL provides focused, practical business and legal training for scientists, engineers and technologists interested in careers where this training is extremely beneficial.
The MSL has multiple format options: a residential program that will start its fifth year, and an online program that will launch in Fall 2018.
Reporting to the MSL Director of Program Development, the Admissions Manager will, for both the residential and online programs, review applications and evaluate candidates for admission to the MSL program, recommend admissions decisions and scholarship allocations, and assist with the recruitment of students to achieve enrollment goals. In this role, the Admissions Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students, coordinate the application process, and organize and execute recruitment events. In addition, the Admissions Manager will assist in the execution of the recruitment strategy for MSL students.
Read, evaluate and recommend admissions decisions for MSL applications, both residential and online, by exercising independent judgment and applying admissions standards to achieve enrollment goals.
Provide input to the MSL Faculty Director, the Director of Program Development, and the Law School’s Admissions department regarding admissions decisions.
Manage Slate database.
Monitor applicant status and ensure all required application documentation is received within established deadlines.
Monitor and evaluate admissions processes and procedures; collaborate with MSL staff and the Law School Admissions team to continually enhance the program’s admissions strategy.
Coordinate with the Law School Admissions team regarding visas and other issues relating to international students.
Serve as the primary point of contact for prospective students, ensuring a positive, personalized experience unique to the MSL.
Manage applicant funnel by reaching out and encouraging prospective applicants to complete their applications.
Coordinate and collaborate on activities related to admissions events, including admitted student events, webinars, open houses, etc.
Serve as primary point of contact for admitted students post-admission and guide admitted students on the proper submission of forms and documents to ensure official enrollment at the Law School; manage communication schedule through matriculation.
Working together with the Faculty Director and the Director of Program Development, design and coordinate an annual recruitment plan for both the online and residential MSL.
Coordinate the execution of recruitment events, both on and off-campus.
Travel, as needed, to recruitment events locally and nationally.
Participate in and assist with the execution of regular outbound email campaigns to prospective applicants.
Coordinate logistical arrangements for all campus visits to ensure a positive experience for prospective students.
Assist in development of recruitment and marketing materials.
Data Analysis & Reporting
Collect admissions data and prepare reports related to class profile, student diversity, and historical trends to enrich the MSL selection process and present to the MSL program and/or school leadership.
Maintain accurate data on applicant status, new applications, withdrawals, and yield.
Attend and participate in MSL and Law School events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
1-2 years of experience in higher education, preferably in recruitment/admissions; or other relevant experience required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Proficiency with Slate or other admissions database; ability to quickly learn new technologies and software.
Strong speaking, communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills.
Proven organizational skills, time-management skills and problem-solving ability.
Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and highly adaptable.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Graduate admissions experience at a law school or STEM-related program.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Experience with email marketing software, such as EMMA or Mail Chimp.
Experience with Adobe Connect.
Highly skilled with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 34022
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.