Assistant Director of Admissions, Cardozo

Posting Date 4 days ago(2/13/2018 1:15 PM)
Job ID
Employee Classification
Cardozo Law School
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Campus : Location
US-NY-Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St


The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities. 

The Position:


The Assistant Director of Admissions manages the on- and off-campus recruitment process, contributes significantly to all event planning, including Orientation and an extensive admitted student visitation calendar, counsels and advises prospective and admitted J.D. students, and reviews J.D. applications for admission.


  • Serve as a primary point of contact for prospective and admitted student inquiries via email, telephone, and in person
  • Manage on- and off-campus recruitment programs for thousands of prospective students, including class observation and law school tours.
    1. To this end, responsible for the hiring, training, and supervising of all part-time student tour guides and student volunteers
    2. Contributes significantly to the coordination of all events for admitted applicants
    3. Plan and oversee specific programs and events, such as monthly Open Houses, a weekly Monday program for admits, an annual Diversity Day, and parts of Orientation for new students
    4. Work closely with Cardozo students and student organizations on recruitment activities
  • Interview and evaluate candidates for admission. Serve as a member of the Cardozo Admissions Committee. Read and evaluate significant portion of the applicant pool, and makes admissions recommendations
  • Contribute to the wait list, transfer/visiting and Master of Laws (LL.M.) admissions processes and recruitment of these student populations
  • Generate statistical reports, draft and edit admissions publications
  • Travel throughout the country annually, recruiting applicants
  • Take on special projects and additional responsibilities as requested by the Dean of Admissions


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Valid driver license required
  • Advanced degree and/or 3-5 years professional experience preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Computer expertise required
  • Must be able to work independently. Responsible for the supervision of a number of current students who lead daily tours, cover the reception desk, and volunteer throughout the year for various other admissions events. Sound judgment required; this person will play a key role on the Cardozo Admissions Committee and will regularly make recommendations to the dean of admissions regarding the possible admission of applicants


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