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Harvard University Director of Admissions and Fin in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55229BRAuto req ID:55229BRJob Code:361058 Administrative Manager Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director of Admissions and Financial AidSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:J.D. (or equivalent law degree) and 7+ years of related experience (law practice, admissions in higher ed setting, and/or academic administration).Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who are/have:

  • Understanding of international legal systems.

  • Effective written, oral, interpersonal, numerical, organizational, and supervisory skills.

  • Excellent judgment and discretion. Must be self-directed and able to manage workflow in deadline-driven environment with frequently changing priorities.

  • Experience living/working abroad a big plus.

  • The ability to respond with flexibility and imagination to unanticipated situations.

  • Enjoy working with international students and a wide array of constituent groups, representing the Graduate Program at meetings, conferences and outreach opportunities both within Harvard and beyond.

  • Proficiency in at least one foreign language preferred.

Additional Information:All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School ( is a place where you can thrive. Department:Graduate ProgramPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Faculty & Student Services, General AdministrationJob-Specific Responsibilities:

As Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, you will:

  • Manage LL.M. candidate evaluation process, personally reviewing a large number of the 1,600+ applications each year, and supervising other reviewers to ensure consistency and timeliness of review process.

  • Work with faculty and Graduate Committee to select and enroll LL.M. class, and helps formulate and implement admissions and financial aid policies.

  • Manage a budget of approximately $5,000,000 in grants and loans, evaluating financial need and overseeing aid decisions for LL.M. and SJD students.

  • Supervise the following operations: evaluation of applications to Visitors Program and recommending acceptances; billing for LL.M.s, SJDs and Visitors, and disbursement of financial aid; preparation and delivery of information (in all media) to prospective and admitted students; preparation of statistical and other reports to the Graduate Committee and other Harvard offices; liaison with Harvard International Office on visa matters, ensuring compliance with visa regulations; maintenance and enhancement of admissions and financial aid database and information systems.

  • Support alumni relations and development activities.

  • Perform other duties and tasks related to Institute leadership as needed.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Graduate Program is the division of Harvard Law School responsible for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degrees, and for various aspects of graduate legal studies, including the Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher program. Within the Graduate Program, the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid oversees admissions, financial aid, billing, enrollment, and outreach for all three programs.