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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, May 28, 2010

Academic Success Position at PhoenixLaw

Academic Success Counselor

Phoenix School of Law (PhoenixLaw) seeks applications for an experienced Academic Success Counselor.

The school is a member of The InfiLaw System, a consortium of independent law schools committed to making legal education more responsive to the realities of new career dynamics. Its mission is to establish student-centered, American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools in underserved markets that graduate students with practice-ready skills, and achieve true diversity programs aimed at student academic and career success.

The Academic Success Counselor engages in pro active measures to minimize academic attrition and foster high bar pass through academic counseling and programming targeting skills of self regulated learning.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

1.     Provides individualized counseling, with focus on students in academic difficulties; 

2.     Reviews incoming academic records; maintains running records on students receiving services.

3.     Administers diagnostics; collects and evaluates data; develops individualized learning plans; implements interventions.

4.     Assists in co-teaching, evaluating and revising 1L Cohort and workshops.

5.     Assists Director of Academic Success in assessing, evaluating and making recommendations for revisions to ASP programming.

6.     Catalogues and creates practice exams.

7.     Assists with the coordination of New Student Orientation.

8.     Provide guidance, feedback and supervision to the Academic Success Counselor.

9.     Establish and maintain professional attitude and good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.

10.  Will be privileged to confidential information and must maintain confidentiality of information at all times.

11.  Support and be a part of the Phoenix School of Law mission, vision and values.

12.  Other job related duties as assigned.



1.     Prior experience with academic support, and/or teaching experience.

2.     Knowledge of adult learning theory.

Computer Skills

  1. Intermediate to advanced level of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint.

 Communication Skills

  1. Ability to read, interpret and analyze more complex documents such as legal documents, financial reports and technical/scientific manuals.  Ability to create more complex reports, speeches, manuals and professional documents.  Ability to effectively communicate and present to managers, advisory board, etc.

Math Skills

  1. Ability to calculate figures such as percentages and ratios.  Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios and fractions to practical situations.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

  1. Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions to resolve complex situations with no assistance.  Capable of dealing with abstract or concrete variables and to interpret a variety of technical instructions with little or no assistance.
  2. Must be very detail oriented and accurate.
  3. Must display tact, discretion and judgment.


  1. Juris Doctor degree required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. PhoenixLaw offers a full benefits package. For more information about Phoenix School of Law, please visit

If helping others and working in a dynamic workplace is what you feel passionate about and you are looking for a new challenge and a chance to put your experience to work in an innovative environment – Phoenix School of Law may be the place for you.

Please send a resume, the names of three references (including addresses and phone numbers) to or via mail to:

Phoenix School of Law
Human Resources
4041 N. Central Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phoenix School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Phoenix School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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