LLM & JD Admissions Administrator, Cardozo

1 week ago(1/10/2018 1:14 PM)
Job ID
Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St
Employee Classification
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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 University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:

The LLM/JD Admissions Administrator is responsible for all support to the Director of Admissions in charge of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) admissions program and select areas of J.D. Admissions. The Administrator is the primary point of contact for applicants and plays a key role in ensuring all data and applications are complete as they move thru the review process. This position will oftentimes be the primary contact for candidates in the admissions process representing the Cardozo Law School on a daily basis. The position will report to  both the Director of LLM Admissions and the Assistant Dean of Admissions at the Cardozo Law School.


  • Generate hundreds of paper and electronic decision and scholarship letters each year for the LL.M. program. Prepare student materials for interview process conducted by doctoral/ masters admissions committees
  • Provide admissions data and metrics to Associate Dean and Director
  • Provide admissions support for all international visiting/exchange and international partnership programs. Receive and record official documentation from students to maintain their records
  • Primarily responsible for data entry and management/accuracy of the LL.M. admissions system and transmission of LL.M. admissions data to other University systems (i.e. Banner)
  • Liaise with candidates through various stages of application process. Ensure they have the information necessary to successfully navigate the process
  • Oversee various aspects of LL.M. orientation and recruiting events
  • Assist in updating marketing and application materials and admissions content online. Liaise with CPA directly
  • Assist with J.D. admissions processing and general support as requested
  • Responsible for managing office inventory – organizing, storing and tracking admissions publications
  • Primarily responsible for all mail/shipment of recruitment materials and brochures for law fairs, prospective students, and admitted students
  • Serve as liaison with other departments including Production, Facilities, and IT
  • Shared responsibility for answering office telephone calls and greeting visitors


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-3 years prior related experience required

Skills and Competencies:

  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups
  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
  • Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Effectively manages own time and resources
  • Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • He/she must be well spoken, extremely well organized, and computer proficient
  • Ability to lift boxes, climb stairs, push heavily loaded carts, etc.


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