Friday, September 1, 2006

Great Opportunity in Florida

ACADEMIC SUCCESS COUNSELOR
Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) seeks two applicants for the position of Academic Success Counselor. FCSL is a student-centered, humility-based organization that works to create an innovative educational partnership with its students that produces high quality lawyers with subdued egos and sharp legal problem solving skills. FCSL’s mission is to distinguish itself as a visionary, forward looking, and culturally diverse institution dedicated to having a positive impact on its students, the community, education, the legal profession.

FCSL currently enrolls over 1,200 students and employs 50 full time faculty members. The law school is located in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, and recently moved to its new lakeside location. The distinctive new campus embraces state-of-the-art learning technologies, “collaborative learning spaces,” and “un-classrooms.” The high-tech trial and appellate courtrooms rank as two of the most cutting-edge facilities in the state.

The Academic Success Counselor assists the Academic Success Team in all aspects of the school’s ASP activities, including: working with students on an individual basis to strengthening study habits and analytical skills; training and supervising study group leaders; conducting skills workshops; new student orientation; developing student work materials; monitoring student progress; and enhancing our law students' experience.

Minimum requirements are a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, membership in good standing in a state bar association, and at least one year of professional experience following law school. The candidate must also possess the following skills, abilities, and attributes:

• demonstrated ability to relate well to, and work effectively with, students
• excellent communication skills
• demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player
• strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators
• ability to manage multiple priorities under deadlines
• a commitment to evaluate own leadership and professional skills and develop accordingly
• experience Excel and Power Point

The ideal candidate will have prior academic support experience (either professional or as part of a graduate or law school program) or teaching experience, and law school membership on law review or moot court.

Salary is competitive, includes benefits, and an allowance for professional development; relocation expenses are not covered. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Academic Success. This is a full-time, non-tenure track, administrative staff position.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume, salary requirements, and three references to [email protected]. Please, no telephone inquiries. Position is open immediately. FCSL invites applications from all qualified parties. (dbw)

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