Assistant Director of JD Admissions

George Mason University   Arlington, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 9, 2022
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Assistant Director of JD Admissions


The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the Assistant Director of JD Admissions. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


About the School:

George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School is a Top 50 law school, located in Arlington, VA, just two miles from downtown Washington, D.C. A relatively young law school, Scalia Law offers students an opportunity to pursue a JD, JM, or an LLM.


About the Position:

The Assistant Director of JD Admissions will perform a wide variety of duties for the Admissions Office. The Assistant Director must be familiar with the law school’s admission requirements, curriculum, and miscellaneous factual data, including but not limited to: faculty/student ratio, cost of attendance, admissions and enrollment statistics, bar passage, residency requirements, and career placement. The Assistant Director’s duties require weekday and weekend overnight travel.



  • Serves as the primary contact to prospective and admitted students;
  • Review and evaluate JD applications including conducting admissions interviews to assess the ability and quality of applicants;
  • Represent Scalia Law by traveling to and participating in recruitment events;
  • Provide counseling to prospective and admitted students;
  • Manage the Student Ambassador Program and the Alumni Interview Program;
  • Manage the transfer and visitor applications and onboarding process;
  • Plan and execute all on and off campus events for prospective students;
  • Assist in coordinating on and off campus events for admitted students;
  • Manage the scholarship administration for all incoming and current students; and
  • Serve as a liaison between the Admissions Office, Finance Department, and the university’s Financial Aid Office and other departments.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in the admissions field and working with diverse students;
  • Demonstrated excellence with written and verbal communication, including ability to give presentations to large groups;
  • Ability to work effectively and utilize a range of communication channels with students, faculty, administrators, staff, and community members from a wide and diverse background;
  • Ability to work some weekends and evenings; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advance Degree (Juris Doctor or Juris Doctor Equivalent); and
  • Experience with admissions databases (ACES2 and Banner).


Special Instructions to Applicants  

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03173Z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.