Monday, January 27, 2014

Announcement of a New Position: Assistant Dean & Director of Bar Admissions Programs

Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs

Western New England University School of Law is seeking candidates to become our Assistant Dean and Director of Bar Admission Programs.  This is a full time, year round position.  The Director will design, administer, and oversee the Law School’s bar examination preparation efforts and activities, including, as appropriate, teaching classes (for-credit and/or non-credit), counseling and tutoring students on an individual and group basis, and developing/implementing/monitoring programs and services.

The Director will work with law students to help them prepare for success on the bar examination; will design and implement an effective bar passage program, including strategies to assist all students, particularly students whose academic indicia are predictive of challenges in passing the bar; will track the academic progress of students, particularly at-risk students, to insure that students are receiving necessary bar passage services; will track students’ bar examination results to focus better the Law School’s efforts and to satisfy accreditation reporting; will teach a supplemental bar review program or for-credit course or courses; will oversee the bar pass course taught by an outside contractor; will coordinate interactions with the State Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam providers; will develop programs and services to encourage awareness of bar exam and bar admissions requirements; and will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning, the Director of Academic Support, the Academic Support and Bar Pass Committee and other members of the faculty and staff to help students achieve success on their bar exams.    

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a J.D. degree from an A.B.A. approved law school, admission to at least one state bar, and experience in teaching in and administering bar exam preparation programs and courses. 

Application Process:  Nominations and applications should be received by February 1, 2014, although nominations and applications may be accepted until the position is filled.  All applications should include a letter of interest and résumé, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references.  Applications should be addressed to Joanne Ollson, Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources at the Career Center, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119.  Electronic resumes may be sent to Donna Martin at [email protected].  Although not mandatory, candidates are strongly encouraged to submit materials electronically in MS Word format.

Western New England University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Applications from, and nominations of, women and minority group members are strongly encouraged.

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