Monday, November 28, 2016

Office of Admissions Looking for Grad Assistant

The NIU College of Law Office of Admissions and Recruitment seeks to hire a law student as a graduate assistant for the spring 2017 semester to support the Office of Admissions and Recruitment in its missions.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working professional competent in assuming delegated duties, while also a leader and critical thinker, ready to solve problems before they become obstacles. This person will often be the first point of contact for prospective students; and, therefore, must be able to represent the college of law well. This person will also be comfortable working with a high degree of attention to detail and innovating to achieve better results.

The position requires a commitment of 20 hours each week and availability on occasional Saturdays. Compensation includes a full tuition waiver and stipend.

Responsibilities:
  • Conduct tours and advising sessions with prospective and admitted students; 
  • Help to craft and implement a social media strategy to stay in touch with prospective and admitted students; 
  • Update the Docket with scholarship and writing competitions; 
  • Support recruitment events, such as open houses, receptions, admitted student days, and pre-law workshops; 
  • Compile packets for events and mailings
  • Carry out on-campus recruitment activities, such as tabling and visiting undergraduate classes; 
  • Make phone calls to prospective and admitted students; 
  • Produce written material for use in the admission/recruitment blog and e-mail campaign; 
  • Create and update prospect and applicant records ensuring accuracy and validity of information for weekly progress reports 
  • Fulfill duties as assigned by the director of recruitment and the director of admissions.

Requirements:
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills; 
  • An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Capacity to manage competing priorities;  Proficiency in MS Office; and 
  • Understanding of data confidentiality.

Please submit a resume and statement of interest, explaining in one page or less why you are interested in this position, to Bailey Standish at bstandish1@niu.edu no later than December 19, 2016.