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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Job: Assistant Director for Academic Assistance and Student Counseling

Assistant Director for Academic Assistance and Student Counseling  

Job Title: Assistant Director
Department:  Academic Assistance and Student Counseling
Reports To: Assistant Dean of Academic Assistance and Student Counseling 
FLSA Status: Exempt

Responsibility for academic counseling and directing academic, wellness, and service programs of the law school.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Assists the Assistant Dean with formulating, developing, and implementing student policies.

Provides academic counseling to students and lay counseling to students on personal issues impacting their academic performance.

Plans and conducts academic, wellness, and community outreach programs for students and the law school.

Coordinates all aspects of the Academic Assistance Program including: Langdell Scholar Program, Academic Success Program, Study Skills Program, and Individual Counseling Program.

Implements the Langdell Scholar Program including: the hiring, training, and supervising of qualified scholars; designing and overseeing the registration process for student participants, addressing issues presented by student participants, and overseeing the retention and reporting of program data.

Responsible for annual analysis and summary of major programming areas.

Monitoring of student workers and contract employees.

Advises student organizations within the department's purview.

Assists the Assistant Dean with accommodating students with disabilities and monitoring misconduct cases to insure the disciplinary process is completed in conformity to college policies.

Other duties as assigned.

One(1) staff employee

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The person must have a poised and professional image; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and efficiently with all visitors and students while projecting a positive image for the department and college. Strong accordance with the mission of higher education; Must be computer literate with proficiency in MS Word and Excel; HTML experience preferred; ability to learn new software programs as necessary. Must be highly organized. Must be and able to work in a fast paced environment with ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Must be professional and confidential with all departmental data and correspondence. Must be able to interact effectively with students, faculty,and all other constituencies. Must have ability to meet deadlines. Ability to communicate and work with diverse individuals and interests. Good self starter with ability to work with little supervision and with a team. Flexible to the needs of the department and it's constituents. Professional demeanor.

Master's degree in higher education, counseling, education, or a law degree is required. One to three years of experience performing the essential duties is required.

Ability to perform basic math essentials

Must possess outstanding customer service attitude and have excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures.

Ability to define routine problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to solve routine problems and/or deal with a variety of variables in situations, especially when department head may be out of office or unavailable. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Occasional light to moderate lifting from floor level, at waist, and above shoulders required. Infrequent bending and stooping necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision in order to accurately input data and proofread; distance vision in order to recognize and assist visitors to the department.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Fast paced, multi-tasking, non-smoking work environment. Must be able to work the general business schedule of the College (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) plus occasional evenings and weekends to attend functions as necessary. (Per semester: up to approximately 6 Saturdays for 3 hours each)

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Job: Director of Academic Success at U Cincinnati College of Law



The University of Cincinnati College of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success.  The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for assisting students in developing skills to reach their full academic potential for performance in law school and on the bar exam.  The Director will:


manage the academic success program including the design and implementation of strategies to assist all students, particularly high risk students in academic difficulty.

  provide individual tutoring and counseling as well as lead group study sessions and teach workshops.

 administer and teach first-year and upper-level classes and workshops for students in need of academic support. 

 design and implement strategies to assist students with preparation for the bar examination such as bar preparation workshops, a bar preparation course for students in the final year of law school, among other programs.


Applicants must have a J.D. and a state bar admission, a strong academic record, and a background demonstrating a potential for excellence in academic support.  Prior program management, teaching, and/or academic support experience is desirable, but not required.


The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.  To apply, go to and apply to position number 29UC4508.  Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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