Director of Admissions, School of Law

  • University of Virginia
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
  • Mar 27, 2024
Full time Legal

Job Description

Director of Admissions, School of Law

The Admissions Office at the University of Virginia School of Law seeks a Director of Admissions. This is a new position in the Admissions Office, created to join the two existing Directors and the Assistant Dean in expanding the office’s operations and initiatives.

Known for its unique combination of academic excellence, professionalism, and collegiality, the University of Virginia School of Law consistently ranks as one of the nation’s premier law schools, and the Admissions Office is critical to its mission and culture.

The Director of Admissions will interview prospective students and recruit admitted students during all phases of the admissions cycle, whether by Zoom or in-person visits at the Law School or off-site. The Director will evaluate applications and make admissions recommendations to the Assistant Dean, ensuring timely turnaround of admissions decisions. The Director will collect, analyze, and interpret data for use in analysis, decision-making, and performance monitoring. The Director will help organize on-grounds events such as tours, class visits, admissions information sessions, and Admitted Students Open Houses, including the involvement of current students, faculty, and alumni. This position will enhance existing methods in student recruitment and data analysis, while also allowing development of new initiatives in the Admissions Office.

Some travel is involved during the admissions cycle.

A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school or other graduate degree is required. At least four years of legal or higher education experience is required. Candidates must have superior oral and written communication skills; an excellent customer-service orientation; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; a strong commitment to student services; and the ability to work with diverse constituencies in a team- oriented and collegial environment. Facility with databases and Microsoft Excel is strongly preferred.

This is a full-time University Executive and Senior Administrative Staff position with benefits, reporting to the Assistant Dean for Admissions. The position requires most work to be performed in person at the Law School, with the opportunity to perform a limited amount of work remotely in accordance with Law School policy.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Law School is located in Charlottesville, VA, a college town setting with natural beauty and significant historical relevance in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is a wonderful place to live with an extraordinary quality of life, often ranked among the best places to live in the United States. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and

To Apply:

Apply online using the following link: Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Complete the application, and upload the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

*** Please note that ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the resume submission field, and you can combine documents into one PDF. ***

***Applications that do not have all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

For questions about the position, please contact Natalie Blazer, Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marcus Rozier, Academic Recruiter at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.