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Friday, February 19, 2010

Student Services Position at Touro Law School


Assistant Dean for Student Services

Job Description

 Touro Law Center seeks an Assistant Dean for Student Services to be responsible for virtually all matters involving student life at the law school.  The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of the Law Center and works closely with all other administrators to ensure that Touro law students experience a supportive, inclusive, and successful legal education. 


 Student Advising & Counseling:  Be available to students seeking counsel and advice on issues including, but not limited to, disability, mental health, family/personal, stress, career and professional development, course selections and other academic issues.  In addition to scheduled appointments, the Assistant Dean is expected to maintain availability for “walk-in” appointments to answer questions, solve problems address student concerns.  Working closely with the other Associate and Assistant Deans and the Registrar, the candidate should help to identify students with academic concerns. Because Touro Law Center has day and evening sessions, the incumbent will be expected to be available to both day and evening students.  Some evening and weekend hours should be expected.

Exam Administration:  Coordinate all aspects of Touro Law Center midterm and final examination administration, including the scheduling of proctors, arranging for accommodations for students with disabilities and exam conflicts and enforcing important exam-related student deadlines.

Student Organizations & Activities:  Supervise and work with the Director of Student Services who is the administrative liaison for all law student organizations, including the Student Bar Association. 

 Minority Recruitment & Retention:  In consultation with the Dean and the Admissions Office, develop and implement a plan for increasing diversity in the law school community and fostering an inclusive, supportive atmosphere.  Facilitate the planning of multicultural events for the law school community. 

Awards & Scholarships:  Collect and disseminate certain types of scholarship and fellowship information and other monetary opportunities for students (i.e., essay contests).

Organize and supervise first year orientation.

 Supervise honors programs – special enrichment programs for outstanding students.


Assist in implementation of web-based student services delivery systems. Monitor Office of Student Services social media outlets (i.e. blog, Facebook account, Twitter account.)

Coordinate with the Academic Associate Dean about class scheduling and implementation of academic policies.

Enforce academic discipline (probation and dismissal) in coordination with the Associate Dean and the academic support faculty and other administrators.


 J.D. degree and 5 years of post J.D. experience.  A counseling background and/or experience in higher education administration would be beneficial.

 Demonstrated ability to work with widely diverse groups of people.

Ability to work collaboratively with other units; an ability to work well with, inform, and motivate staff, prospective and current students, faculty, alumni, and admissions, financial aid and other student services professionals.

 Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong computer skills.

 Good judgment and the ability to make decisions quickly and fairly.

 Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills.

 Ability and willingness to travel.

 A review of applications will begin March 23, 2010. Starting date July 1, 2010.

 To apply:  Mail a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to: 


Assistant Dean Brett Gilbert

            Chair of Assistant Dean Search Committee

            Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

            225 Eastview Drive

            Central Islip, NY 11722

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