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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Job opening in student affairs at Loyola Law LA

Vice President and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
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Division: Law School

Department: Office of the Dean

Job Description Summary:

Loyola Law School Los Angeles opened its doors in 1920.   Located in downtown Los Angeles – a legal, financial and media capital – Loyola Law School is home to prominent faculty, dedicated students and cutting-edge programs.  The first ABA-approved law school in California with a pro bono requirement for graduation, Loyola Law is committed to legal ethics and the public interest, and has produced top attorneys for nearly a century. 

Loyola Law School seeks an innovative, dynamic, visionary, student-centered leader to:

  • Manage the areas of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management (Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts), Registrar, and Career Services with the focus on high quality and student-centered approaches to delivery of services.  Provide leadership in the development and implementation of strategic plans.  Create an assessment plan and measure performance against objectives.  Recommend changes or enhancements based on feedback and evaluation.  Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations relevant to the Student Affairs area. 
  • Work with academic Associate Deans and faculty committees to develop and implement programs, policies and rules, including but not limited to, academic initiatives, academic calendar, academic awards, student conduct and reinstatements.  In consultation with the Academic Dean, oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of the annual class schedule.
  • Work with the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration on relevant administrative functions.  Direct the development and administration of the budgets for assigned functional areas.


Bachelor’s degree required with substantial relevant experience. Graduate or professional degree desirable.  Must remain current on legal issues in higher education, including policy formulation, implementation and compliance.


Minimum 6 years of experience in progressively responsible senior administrative positions in higher education student services, preferably law school.  Possess record of achievement commensurate with appointment as the chief student affairs officer of a professional school.


Highly developed administrative, organizational and leadership skills and demonstrated success in program development and management.  Ability to make an executive judgment independent of direct supervision.  Must maintain highest degree of personal/professional integrity, respect for privacy and confidentiality, and a strong sense of ethics.  Knowledge of current philosophies in higher education and senior management administrative practices, and the ability to understand and work within the Law School culture.  Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively and maintain open dialogue with students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Excellent counseling, mediation/conflict resolution, negotiation and diplomatic skills are essential.  Ability to communicate effectively on diverse topics to diverse groups, and to lead and manage change.  Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging trends in legal issues, policies and principles in higher education, including policy formulation, implementation and compliance.  Advanced knowledge of assessment, predictive modeling tools and retention principles.  Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).  Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and executive summaries incorporating complex, highly technical information.  Skill in identifying problems, analyzing data and making recommendations.  Ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines, often with competing priorities. Must be well-organized and thorough with great attention to detail. Must possess the ability to manage personnel successfully (supervision, staff development, resolution of personnel issues, etc.).  Ability to develop and manage an organization within allocated budget.  Computer competency with Microsoft Office suite, database management, effective use of websites and other relevant technology.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, 403(b) retirement plan, long term disability, term life and AD&D insurance, tuition remission and vacation and sick leave.

Loyola Marymount University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, age of 40 or over, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military leave, veteran status, or any other status protected by law, in matters pertaining to employment.

Application Process:

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Date posted: 09-21-11

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