Monday, September 23, 2013

Two Positions at Stetson Law

POSITION:        Assistant Director for Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:             Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/17/13

 

Primary Purpose:

Participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive Academic Success
Program that partners with students from admission through bar passage.  Responsibilities will include academic counseling and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling:

  • Advises upper-level students on course selection, study techniques and exam preparation. 
  • Reviews upper-level student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help
    students improve their writing skills.

Bar Preparation Counseling:

  • Meets with individuals who are preparing for the bar exam and review sample bar exam
    essays and provide analysis and feedback to help them improve their writing skills.
  • Helps individuals develop and execute customized study plans and strategies for
    passing the bar exam. 
  • Develops and implement the Bar Preparation Service’s Repeat Taker Program.
  • Addresses general student questions about completing the bar application.

Administrative Tasks:

  • Assists with Academic Success and Bar Preparation Workshops.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the Bar Preparation website and blog.
  • Assists with New Student Orientation. 
  • Collaborates with other campus offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:


  •   J.D. degree
      required.  Must be a member in
      good standing of The Florida Bar.  One
      to three years’ experience in academic support preferred. Ability to build
      rapport with students in individual counseling setting. Ability to maintain
      the confidentiality of student records and information. Ability to conduct
      basic statistical analysis, preferred. 
      A high level of organization, flexibility, judgment and interpersonal
      skills are required.  Strong written
      and verbal communication skills, and presentation ability, required.  Experience with Stetson’s bar preparation
      program, a plus. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and
      PowerPoint

Resumes
and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence,
where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service.  We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

POSITION:        Director of Bar Preparation Services
(non-faculty opening)

DEPARTMENT:             Academic
Success & Bar Preparation Services

REPORTS TO:              Professor of Legal Skills and Director of Academic Success

DATE POSTED:            09/09/13

Primary Purpose:

Stetson’s Academic Success Program’s vision is that all students will achieve their personal best in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt.  Its mission is to provide the academic support and guidance necessary to empower students to achieve personal and professional success.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of existing bar-preparation services
    • The existing services include:  providing a clearinghouse of bar preparation
      information for Florida and other state bar takers, collaborating with
      commercial bar preparation companies to generate study plans to assist students
      with their bar preparation efforts, coordinating an essay writing program to
      assist with the students’ performance on the Florida bar exam, coordinating a
      mentor program to provide individual mentors to graduates preparing for the
      bar, tracking at risk students’ preparation for the bar exam and performance on
      the exam, and providing resources for repeat bar exam takers
    • Instruction in workshops and for-credit course
      • Coordination of a bar preparation workshop series
      • Coordinate instruction and assessments for Survey of Florida Law, a for-credit bar preparation course  Serve as Course Administrator for Multistate
        Strategies, a distance-learning for-credit bar preparation course
      • Individual student counseling and mentoring
        • Providing feedback on student work product
        • Providing advice on course selection
        • Providing general advice about bar application completion
        • Assist with supervision of Academic Success Program assistant directors and administrative specialist

Additional responsibilities include

  • Assist with general academic success program efforts, such as new student orientation
  • Work closely with the Director of Academic Success, the Associate Dean of Academics, and other members of the Stetson faculty and senior staff
  • Work with day and evening students on Stetson’s campuses in Gulfport/St. Petersburg and downtown Tampa
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • All other duties as assigned by Director.

 Qualifications:

Required qualifications include:


  •   J.D. from an ABA-accredited law
      school

  •   License to practice law; if not a
      member of the Florida bar, willing to obtain a Florida Bar license within one
      year of hire

  •   Strong communication,
      organizational, and interpersonal skills

  •   Proficiency
      with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

 

Preferred qualifications include:


  •   Experience with bar exam
      programming and instruction

  •   Teaching experience — especially
      bar tested topics or academic support

  •   Experience with counseling,
      outcomes assessment, statistics, English as a Second Language, and disability
      services

 

Resumes and/or applications and salary requirements should be sent to Human Resources
Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to hr@law.stetson.edu

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence, where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service.  We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

 

 

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