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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, November 17, 2017

Assistant Director of Academic Excellence Position at American

Position Title: Assistant Director of Academic Excellence (13862)
Position Number:
Open Date:
Washington College of Law
Close Date:
Salary Range:
$60,000 - $65,000
Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B
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Position Type:
Full-time Staff

The Assistant Director of Academic Excellence will promote the academic excellence of American University Washington College of Law students, from matriculation through graduation. The Assistant Director will direct and implement the law school’s programs and initiatives designed to enrich students’ learning experiences and help prepare students to pass the bar exam. The Assistant Director will design, implement, and evaluate comprehensive workshops for all law students on topics related to academic and bar exam success. The incumbent will meet with and counsel students on their academic progress; develop and oversee the execution of individualized learning plans; plan, conceptualize and teach workshops to faculty, staff, and students about best practices for bar exam preparation; and develop and implement events, programs, and initiatives that provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for law students. Reporting to the Director of Academic Excellence, the incumbent will have a central role in the law school in incorporating best practices in preparing students for academic and bar exam success. The Assistant Director will supervise and train all Academic Excellence Dean’s Fellows.

Educational Requirements:
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school

Minimum Requirements:
• Admission to the bar
• Four (4) years’ experience advising or mentoring law students and/or law graduates preferably in the area of bar preparation or academic support
• Strong legal writing, research, and analysis skills
• Ability to build rapport with students, faculty and staff
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound, ethical, and professional judgment
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social learning platforms

Preferred Requirements:
• At least 1 year of legal practice or post-graduate clerkship

Additional Information:
Some evening and weekend work is necessary based on program and student needs.

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.

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