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Editor: Amy Jarmon
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Academic Success Counselor Opening at PhoenixLaw

Phoenix School of Law (PhoenixLaw) seeks applications for an experienced Academic Success Counselor.

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.

The Academic Counselor will be part of an energetic team of professionals who develop and implement a comprehensive academic support program designed to assist, teach and mentor a diverse student body through the law school experience. The Academic Success Counselor engages in activities designed to maximize student learning, minimize the number of students who are dismissed due to low academic performance, and foster high bar exam pass rates through coordinating with professors, teaching workshops, and conducting individual academic counseling sessions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Demonstrates capacity to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds;

2. Provides individualized counseling to students;

3. Assists in teaching, evaluating and revising lessons and workshops for students;

4. Develops individualized learning plans for students;

5. Analyzes and provides feedback regarding legal writing samples submitted by students;

6. Analyzes and provides feedback regarding essay exam writing samples submitted by students;

7. Analyzes and provides feedback regarding multiple choice practice questions submitted by students;

8. Reviews academic records and maintains records regarding progress of students receiving assistance;

9. Assists with New Student Orientation;

10. Establishes and maintains professional attitude and good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors;

11. Maintains confidentiality of information at all times;

12. Supports and participates in the Phoenix School of Law mission, vision and values; and

13. Other job related duties as assigned.


1. Experience in teaching, mentoring or counseling.

2. Experience working within multicultural settings.

3. Understanding of, or experience with, academic support programs.

4. Knowledge of adult learning theory.

Communication Skills

  1. Ability to listen and respond to student concerns; ability to teach in a small group and/or classroom settings; ability to analyze and suggest improvement to legal writing submitted by students; ability to communicate feedback in a positive and encouraging manner.

Computer Skills

  1. Intermediate to advanced level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.

Math Skills

  1. Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios and fractions to practical situations. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Ability to collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions to resolve complex situations with little to no assistance.
  2. Must be very detail oriented and accurate.
  3. Must display tact, discretion and judgment.

Such alternatives to the above qualifications the hiring supervisor and Human Resources may find appropriate and acceptable.


  1. Juris Doctor degree required.


Other Requirements:

  1. License to practice law in any state.


Salary is commensurate with experience. PhoenixLaw offers a full benefits package. For more information about Phoenix School of Law, please visit

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 – Phoenix School of Law may be the place for you.

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

Phoenix School of Law
Human Resources
4041 N. Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phoenix School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Phoenix School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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