Friday, July 12, 2013
The Director, Diversity Education & Outreach is responsible for the
development and management of all Diversity Education & Outreach programs
and activities in the Law School. This includes recruitment, planning,
coordination, project management, budgeting, student counseling, and external
networking as outlined in the duties described below.
- Lead Diversity Education and Outreach initiatives in the Law School, ensuring
the continued development of an inclusive, student-focused culture.
Oversee and plan programs, workshops, and training sessions with students,
staff, and faculty to promote the school's effort to build and maintain an
environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and diverse. Oversee programs
to support the integration of diverse students into the law school
- Serve as an advisor to individual students on academic issues, curricular and
educational decisions, academic progress and performance, and career
objectives. Serve as ombudsperson for students when necessary.
Provide guidance and support to 12 student groups who serve diverse
students or whose mission involves diversity;
- Collaborate in program and policy development is Student Services to ensure that
diversity goals are included in event planning, budget preparation, and
promotion of the mission statement;
- Take on Student Services assignments as delegated by the Associate Dean of
Students, including matters related to the honor code, character and
fitness, examinations, orientation, convocation, ADA accommodations, and
other matters related to Student Life. Represent Dean of Student Services
in circumstances as needed;
- Build external networks to promote diversity goals of law school.
Represent the school at the local, state, and national levels on all
matters related to diversity affairs;
- Foster the development of a vibrant community of diverse scholars through work
with diverse alumni, faculty, and current students. Ensure diversity goals
and initiatives are integrated in the Law School community, including
marketing efforts, recruitment, and other strategic objectives and
- Work with school deans, faculty, staff, and other administrative offices to
plan strategies, develop programs, and implement new activities that
foster and support the diversity of the law school student
population. With Law Admissions, develop and implement innovative
recruitment strategies to attract a larger number of diverse student
applicants through work with Student Services, personal visits to target
schools and cities, dissemination of materials promoting the Law School,
coordination of student, faculty, and alumni efforts, and individualized
follow-up with applicants. Advise the Dean on diversity issues;
- Develop financial aid resources (including scholarships) and employment
opportunities for diverse students through coordination with a range of
private and not-for-profit organizations;
- Plan and manage Diversity Education and Outreach budget; coordinate and consult
in planning and management of Student Affairs' budget. Review and
approve expenditures charged to and revenues applied to Diversity
Education and Outreach and assigned student groups.
- A Juris Doctor Degree from an accredited law school;
- Minimum of 3 to 5 years of legal or the equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with
students, faculty, alumni, staff, legal professionals, and the general
- Proven ability to exercise initiative and judgment in coordinating various
programs to serve the best interest of all parties involved;
- Must be self-directed and willing to identify and assume new responsibilities
as the needs of the Law School change and grow;
- Must be willing to travel and when necessary, work a flexible schedule (night
and weekend events are sometimes necessary).
- Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
- Prior experience in counseling, recruitment, and/or job placement in a law
school or comparable setting strongly preferred;
- Prior experience in both advocacy and conflict management/resolution settings;
- Prior experience that encompasses broad range of client interactions, including,
at least, racial, ethnic, religious, geographic, sexual identity, and
socio-economic status diversity.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal
background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal
background check prior to employment.
The job posting can be found on line at https://nuhr.northwestern.edu/psc/hr91prod_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL.
Search diversity. The pay level is an Exempt 9 (range $60-100k).
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 7/5/2013