Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: G7043 / Mgr,Law Admissions/Programs
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides strategic leadership and management of the student recruitment, admissions, and financial support programs of the Law School. Plans and implements initiatives to support overall enrollment and financial aid goals, and participates in overall policy planning and development for the Law School.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversees the operation and administration of the Law School's recruitment, admissions, and enrollment processes, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and with University policies and procedures.
  2. Plans and manages the Law School's various financial aid programs, to include scholarships and fellowships, grant aid, student employment, federal financial aid, and short-term emergency loans.
  3. Plans, develops, evaluates, and modifies methods, procedures, and structures for the effective delivery of admissions and financial aid services; plans and manages organizational structure and staff to efficiently accomplish goals and objectives.
  4. Provides comprehensive, independent review and evaluation of all first-year, transfer, and visiting student applications for the Juris Doctor program; provides professional leadership, guidance, and coordination to the faculty admissions committee.
  5. Participates in the review and development of the admissions and financial aid policies of the Law School; recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures, as appropriate, and may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  6. Provides leadership in enrollment management planning for the School; plans and develops comprehensive strategies to meet and support enrollment goals and objectives.
  7. Plans and manages the overall student recruitment effort for the Law School, to include development and implementation of marketing plans, recruitment and outreach initiatives, and collaborative interactions with prelaw programs statewide.
  8. Provides direction in the planning and development of office infrastructure, to include software and related technology; analyzes administrative operations to determine way in which technology can enhance effectiveness and efficiency of services.
  9. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.
  10. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of law school admissions standards, regulations, policies, methods, techniques, and trends.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of student financial aid and scholarships.
  • Strategic, project, and program planning skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to provide professional guidance and leadership to both faculty and staff in area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop and implement recruitment plans and to plan, develop, and implement marketing strategies.
  • Knowledge and general understanding of law school curriculum, placement, registration, and general policies and procedures.
  • KNowledge of computer technology and electronic information management systems appropriate to student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/13/2021