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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, May 7, 2009

ASP Assistant Director Position at Vermont

I am re-posting the information on the Vermont position per today's e-mail that came out.  (Amy Jarmon)

The Assistant Director of Academic Success assists the Director by developing and executing classes, workshops and other initiatives to improve the academic skills of first year students as necessary to be successful in their legal studies.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position involves the following duties:

Responsibility for all administrative duties associated with first year student programming, including but not limited to curriculum design and implementation of first year skills-based course to be offered annually.

Design and implementation of workshop series and informational resources for all first year students.

In conjunction with the director of ASP, the ASP Program Coordinator and the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, to assist with the research, coordination and implementation of approved reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including the use of assistive technology.

Provide individual counseling and tutoring for students with regard to study habits, skills, tools for improvement, time management, outlining, exam preparation, etc.

Assist the Director in planning, implementing, and designing academic support programs for all students at VLS.

Assist in design and implementation of pre-orientation and orientation activities for incoming students.

In conjunction with the Director, work to increase awareness of ASP services including the development of a newsletter; provide support to doctrinal faculty in utilizing those services.

In conjunction with the Director, coordinate activities of student mentors and assist in mentor selection, training and support.

Education, Skills, and Experience

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

BA, JD, Licensed to practice law

Training and/or Experience:
Experience in higher education administration and/or teaching
Experience in actual practice of law
Training in learning theories
Experience in multi-cultural setting and/or with diverse student body

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of legal theories
Knowledge of legal analytical and writing skills
Strong interpersonal communications skills
Knowledge of ADA, FERPA

If you are interested, please forward a resume, two writing samples and references to:

Diane R Hayes

Director, Human Resources

Vermont Law School

Chelsea Street

South Royalton, VT 05068



This position will remain open until filled.

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