At Stanford Law School, we are driven by a passion for new ideas and a commitment to transformative solutions. True to our roots in Silicon Valley and our Stanford heritage, we focus on the future not the past. Experimentation, exploration, the translation of new knowledge into entrepreneurial solutions: All are in our DNA. So is interdisciplinary learning, pioneered at Stanford. SLS faculty stay close to the pulse of law as it is practiced in the 21st century and guide our academic program to address emerging opportunities in the profession. With alumni and students as partners, they champion law as an instrument of positive change on scales local, regional, national and global.
Stanford Law School is currently seeking an Admissions Specialist. The Admissions Specialist will be an integral part of the Law School Admissions Office as s/he will be the first point of contact for prospective applicants. S/he will resolve daily, routine issues regarding admissions using general guidelines and standards or precedents as reference. The Specialist will directly report to the Associate Director of Admissions but will also support the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, and Admissions Officer. A successful candidate in this role will:
Work with prospective applicants regarding admissions.
Have extensive knowledge of admissions and financial aid procedures, and provide accurate information regarding the programs at Stanford Law School (SLS).
Process high volume of admissions applications. Receive, distribute and/or respond to highly confidential documents. Review documents and forms for completeness and track files for follow up.
Create and distribute decision letters. Responsible for technical and administrative aspects of mailings.
Maintain integrity of data in the law school database and organization of the paper files.
Respond to routine inquiries via phone calls, emails, and drop-ins from perspective students, external constituents, faculty and staff.
Research and resolve routine admissions issues, refer complex issues to other staff.
Process incoming mail. Receive, sort, process, and distribute highly confidential documents.
Assist in the preparation of Admitted Students Weekend and other recruiting events.
Contribute to general office administration and process improvements within the office.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid and Associate Director.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
A Bachelor's degree (preferred) and one year of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with PeopleSoft and Oracle Financials (preferred)
Clear and precise written and verbal communication skills
Strong word processing and data entry skills including the ability to produce accurate work when performing data entry, editing text, and updating Excel spreadsheets
Proven record for handling highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion and good judgment
Ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects in a fast-paced environment
Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
Flexibility with changing priorities
Ability and willingness to assume demanding workload during peak periods, typically November thru May
Proven record of being a team player
Excellent customer service skills
Stanford Law School seeks to hire the best talent and to promote a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community and its property. To that end, new staff hires must successfully pass a background check prior to starting work at Stanford University.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential function of the job.
We invite you to apply by clicking the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.
Location: School of Law, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.