The Director of Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for all financial aid awarding to students in compliance with federal regulations and institutional guidelines, and provides a comprehensive financial literacy program and counseling to students to help minimize their debt as they seek to pay for the cost of their legal education. In this process, the Director is required to gather and analyze data to optimize scholarship distribution to meet student needs and support the law school's goals for net tuition revenue and the shaping of each entering class. The Director will also be required to recruit applicants, attend recruiting events, review admission applications, analyze application data, and make distinctions among competitive applicants. The Director will work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to create and evaluate various marketing initiatives for admissions. The person in this position will need the ability to think strategically and analytically, write well, communicate effectively, and travel on occasion. Finally, the Director must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively with other senior administrators, faculty, and staff throughout the university. Required Qualifications
A bachelor's degree is required along with three years of experience in admissions, counseling, advising, recruiting, or marketing OR one year of related experience with a JD. The successful candidate must have strong data analytic skills, writing and communication skills, ability to prioritize tasks, work independently, and comply with established deadlines. Use of good judgment, sensitivity, and discretion in handling confidential materials and situations is necessary.
Candidates must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires travel.Is a criminal background check needed for this position?
Yes Is a credit check needed for this position?
Yes Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?
Yes Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience Pay Basis
Monthly FLSA Status
Exempt Required Documents
Resume, Cover Letter, References Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:
1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
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