-Masters degree and one year of relevant experience in higher education student services.
* developing and delivering training and presentations;
* project management experience;
* leading volunteers or student groups.
* planning, developing, and overseeing execution of large-scale collaborative events;
* working effectively with diverse communities;
-Experience with common office software programs, database management,
-A combination of JD and relevant higher education student affairs experience may be considered
-Advanced degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, or a related field;
-Progressive experience in student service project management;
-Previous experience supervising full-time employees
-Successful development of programs for law students;
-Demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs that include diverse participants and communities;
-Experience using evaluation tools to measure programs and report outcomes
-Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills;
-Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the legal community;
-Proven high levels of self-direction, organization, creativity, innovation, flexibility, and ability to navigate ambiguity;.
Law Student Organizations (40% of job)
-Advise Law Council and 40+ student groups on implementation of high-quality programs that promote students' professional development and facilitate students' connections to faculty, staff, alumni, practitioners, and one another;
-Work with Law Council, Finance, Asst. Dean of Students, and University's Student Unions and Activities Office to regularly revise student organization resource guides and to educate student leaders about policies governing student organizations in the areas of governance, budget and financial processes, and effective program development;
-Develop familiarity with Law School and University rules and policies relevant to student organizations and student professional development.
-Facilitate co-sponsored programs between student organizations and Law School departments and outside community partners, especially in areas of diversity, balance and stress management, and professional development;
-Confer regularly with diversity student organizations to assess student needs and goals, facilitate collaboration between student groups, faculty, and Law School departments, and address with administration any areas of student concern relating to Law School's Strategic Plan for Diversity;
-Serve as liaison between Law Council and Law School administration regarding issues of student interest or concern, and attend Law School administrative meetings to maintain familiarity with Law School strategic initiatives and identify possible connections with student groups.
Orientation, Academic Readiness, and Professionalism Programming (20% of job)
-Plan and implement 3+-day Orientation Program for 240 new first year law students to facilitate new students' academic and professional success;
-Hire, train, and supervise 12+ law student Orientation Leaders for initial Orientation and subsequent professionalism programming;
-Develop Orientation Schedule featuring faculty, staff, and alumni presenters to introduce new students to professional and academic expectations; essential Law School rules, policies, offices, resources; and extra-curricular and service opportunities;
-Develop Orientation communications and publicity materials for email and web dissemination;
-Evaluate and arrange large-scale catering for 3-day program;
-Effectively manage $20,000 Orientation budget;
-Plan and implement academic year programs that build on Orientation goals and focus on student needs in key strategic areas of diversity, stress management, and professional development;
-Work with Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Dean to hire, train, and supervise up to 14 Structured Study Group student instructors and to administer SSG program to provide academic support to 1Ls throughout the first year.
Student Counseling and Advising (20% of job)
-Provide limited one-on-one counseling, advising, and referral support for students experiencing difficulty during their Law School experience.
Student Services Departmental Initiatives (20%)
-Confer with Asst. Dean of Students on high-sensitivity questions and concerns, as well as staff suggestions for changes to Law School rules and policies;
-Other departmental duties as assigned, including research on peer institutions, drafting reports, policy language, and other writings, and representing Student Services on Law School and outside committees.
The University of Minnesota Law School's Student Services Division supports the student experience and fosters development of outstanding legal professionals and engaged alumni. The unit presently includes three offices: (1) The Dean of Students Office provides academic and personal advising and referrals; oversees provision of disability accommodations, administers academic support programs, develops and enforces Law School rules and policies, and directs the Student Services division; (2) The Registrar's Office is responsible for maintaining student records, course registration, exam administration, grade entry, bar certification, and communicating with students about academic requirements, processes, and deadlines; (3) The Student Programs Office implements major collaborative student programs, advises Law Council and student organizations, and provides individual student advising and referrals.
The position helps manages the Student Programs Office. The person in the position plans and implements the annual 1L Orientation program and collaborates with student leaders, Law School departments, and outside partners on programming in such areas as diversity, stress management, and professionalism. The position also advises Law Council and 40+ law student organizations on governance, budgets, and effective student-initiated programming, and provides individual student advising and referrals.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by February 18th. All applications must be submitted through the University's employment website, and only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include:
(1) a cover letter
(3) contact information for three references.
Does this position require a background check?