Thursday, November 7, 2013

Director of Bar Success Services at UALR

Title

Position Type

Non Classified

Employee Class Code

NF

AR State Title

Research Assistant

FLSA

Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number

FNC00175

UALR Functional Title

Director of Bar Success Services / R97250

Position Number

R97250

Department

Dean-School of Law

Position Summary

The Director of Bar Success Services/Institute for Law Teaching and
Learning Fellow (the “Director”) is responsible for all aspects of the Law
School’s bar passage program. The Director also provides writing and
secondary academic support services to law students.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

      
  • Design, plan, schedule, and teach bar pass program that runs concurrent with students’ bar study (“concurrent bar pass program”).
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  • Advertise and otherwise promote concurrent bar pass program to current UALR Bowen students, particularly those students about to graduate.
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  • Solicit, on an individual basis,those students at risk of failing the bar and
    recruiting same to participate in the concurrent bar pass program.
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  • Coordinate solicitation efforts regarding at-risk bar takers with faculty.
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  • Publicize and coordinate Essay Advantage program and grade essays.
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  • Work individually with bar takers who request private assistance.
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  • Maintain contact with all bar takers to provide support, encouragement and assistance.
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  • Work with IT staff to develop and maintain website for UALR Bowen bar takers.
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  • Provide writing assistance to students identified as needing writing help for 10 – 15 hours per week as the law school’s Writing Advisor.
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  • Assist with training and oversight of structured study group leaders and with assessment of program.
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  • Assist with assessment and assistance to students on academic probation.
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  • As a Fellow of the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, contribute to Institute conferences at UALR Bowen Law School and other Institute activities,
    contribute Institute “Ideas of the Month” and “Articles of the Month”
    according to established rotation.
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  • Author a law review article addressing an issue relating to academic support or law teaching and learning more generally.
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  • Present at one or more academic support conferences.
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  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      
  • A working knowledge of the legal profession.
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  • Superior writing skills.
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  • Excellent organizational, teaching, interpersonal, communication, and counseling
    skills.
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  • Ability to communicate excellently using multiple methods.
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  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students.
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  • Potential for excellence as a teacher.
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  • Integrity, honesty, and receptiveness to feedback.

Required Education and/or Experience

A J.D. is required. A license to practice law (active or inactive status) is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Teaching experience or a background in the field of education is preferred.

Background Check Requirements

00
  - Criminal Only

Start Date

01/02/2014

Additional Qualifications

License(s)/Certifications

 

Physical Demands

Light
  Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling: Occasionally, Climbing
  (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally,
  Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for long periods of
  time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability
  to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential,
  Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances;
  Occasionally, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Kneeling:
  Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25
  lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Frequently, Standing for
  long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential,
  Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close
  vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Frequently, Walking - Moderate
  Distances; Occasionally

Work Conditions

Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A
  criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify
  an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the
  position. Background check information will be used in a confidential,
  non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity,
  affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities,
  women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all
  applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of
  legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date

10/30/2013

Close Date

11/30/2013

Open Until Filled

No

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

 

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