Thursday, February 3, 2011

Director of Academic Success Position at Charlotte Law

Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success

Charlotte School of Law (CharlotteLaw) seeks applications for an experienced Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success.

The Charlotte School of Law invites applicants for the position of Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success ("CPAS"). This is a non-faculty full-time administrative position starting as soon as possible.

The Director of the CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Academics. He or she will work with students seeking to improve academic performance or experiencing academic difficulty. The Director performs other academic support functions essential to promoting students’ success in law school and to the success and growth of the institution.

The school is a member of The InfiLaw System, a consortium of independent law schools committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. Its mission is to establish student-centered, American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in underserved markets that graduate students with practice-ready skills, and achieve true diversity programs aimed at student academic and career success.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

• hiring, training, and supervising CPAS staff and managing the general operations of the CPAS program including the budget, short and long-term goals and strategies, coordination of offerings within the program and with departments within the law school;

• designing and implementing strategies to assist all students, particularly high risk students, students in academic difficulty, and those for whom English is a second language;

• establishing and monitoring department metrics;

• in collaboration with InfiLaw Consortium Best Practice Groups, assessing the effectiveness of the existing CPAS program and recommending improvements;

• in collaboration with other members of the administration, evaluating and creating reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, utilizing entrance data and bar passage results;

• providing individual tutoring and counseling as well as leading group study sessions and Teaching Assistant training workshops;

• collaborate with faculty through attendance at faculty meetings;

• Assist and facilitate the bar exam preparation program and bar-exam related events;

• designing and implementing the academic success component of the orientation programs;

Qualifications:

The Director must be a licensed attorney with one to three years of legal experience and possess at least two years of full-time professional academic support experience (either as part of a graduate or law school program) or teaching experience (i.e., legal writing or comparable teaching experience in writing and analytical skills training).


He or she must have the ability to think creatively and critically about the goals of academic support in legal education and to design and present programs to meet those goals.


He or she must also have the ability to counsel, advise and instruct individual students from diverse backgrounds. A genuine interest in and ability to work closely with faculty, staff and students to enhance program effectiveness is required in addition to an excellent academic record including a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 in law school and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Director must possess experience with an existing law school’s academic support program with demonstrated ability to do the following:


• designing an academic success curriculum that ties into and builds upon the program of legal education
• designing and teaching workshops and/or classes that explicitly teach law school exam and study skills in the context of substantive law
• recruiting, training, supervising and managing academic success counselors and teaching assistants
• administering a budget
• advising students generally on matters such as course load, course selection and ultimate career goals
• counseling students on academic probation.

The CharlotteLaw Program for Academic Success is working to build its online resources. Candidates with experience with learning management software or online instruction preferred.

Certifications:

Licensed by a State Bar Association.

Salary is commensurate with experience. CharlotteLaw offers a full benefits package. For more information about Charlotte School of Law, please visit www.charlottelaw.edu.

If helping others and working in a dynamic workplace is what you feel passionate about and you are looking for a new challenge and a chance to put your experience to work in an innovative environment – Charlotte School of Law may be the place for you.

Please send a resume, the names of three references (including addresses and phone numbers) to humanresources@charlottelaw.edu or via mail to:

Charlotte School of Law


Human Resources
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC, 28208

Charlotte School of Law is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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