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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Indiana University Director of Student Affairs Position

Director of Student Affairs, Maurer School of Law 

Job Summary: Works closely with faculty, staff, and students to enhance the personal and intellectual development of a diverse student body. Provides and manages the full spectrum of student activities and support within the law school. Works in a collaborative setting with other professionals in the Student Affairs, Career Development, Admissions, Budget, Alumni Relations, and Development offices. Counsels and advises students regarding their law school academic and extracurricular experience, including personal counseling matters that relate to academic progress. Recommends courses that will adequately prepare students for the bar exam and evaluates enrollment status, prerequisites, graduation requirements, and course load. 

Works with the assistant dean in planning and implementing intervention, referral, and retention programs. Administers the primary elements of the Practice Program, a mandatory co-curricular program that intersects with the first-year course in Legal Profession. Supervises and trains approximately 30 part-time student peer mentors; supervises, counsels, and advises more than 35 student organizations; and determines relevant budgetary allocation of limited student organization resources. Supervises the exams process for the law school, including communicating with faculty, arranging ADA accommodations, planning for proctors and exams administration, and working with computer staff on related tasks. Administers the primary elements of the academic enhancement program; plans the orientation programs for new students; and plans activities for students enrolled in the Summer Start program. 


Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required. 

REQUIRED: J.D. degree and two years of higher education/student life experience. 

Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, including the ability and talent to work with diverse individuals on a variety of issues and to support an inclusive environment. Demonstrated ability to counsel, mediate, and facilitate in a student academic environment; ability to manage a variety of tasks; and ability to demonstrate initiative and project management skills. Ability to research, design, and deliver academic programs and training sessions for law students. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn quickly on one’s own, university and law school academic structures and programs in all relevant student areas. Excellent judgment, high frustration tolerance levels, and patience. Excellent computer and database development and management skills. 

Preferred: Professional legal experience and experience in a law school setting. 

Apply at Applications accepted until June 7, 2012, or until position is filled.

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