Sunday, October 25, 2015

Assistant Director/Director of Academic Support Position at Thurgood Marshall

Assistant Director/Director of Academic Support

POSITION SUMMARY: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, recently recognized for having the most diverse student body, seeks an Assistant Director of Academic Support to join the Academic Support department. Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness, the Assistant Director of Academic Support will assist with the coordination and execution of strategies designed to strengthen academic support services and improve student outcomes. The ideal candidate will have a strong academic record, experience as an instructor, lecturer or tutor, and engaging presentation skills. The position is a staff position and the appointment may be at the level of assistant director or director, depending upon the experience of the candidate.


  • Deliver academic and degree plan advising to students; respond promptly to student requests.
  • Work one-on-one with students needing academic assistance.
  • Collaborate with faculty to identify areas where academic remediation is needed and create an effective outreach program to service students most in need.
  • Utilize print and broadcast media to communicate program events to students.
  • Administer and grade practice exams and maintain records of student performance.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of the 1L Orientation and 1L Skills Academy.
  • Identify at-risk students.
  • Recommend new or additional learning interventions tailored to student performance.
  • Offer skills-based instruction in to law students in a variety of areas.
  • Is accessible to students during Law School operational hours and as needed evenings, weekends and summers.


  1. Juris Doctor from an ABA approved law school with track record of academic achievement
  2. Strong oral presentation skills and ability to remediate complex legal rules
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student body
  4. Ability to manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work collaboratively with existing leadership team
  5. Excellent written communication and legal writing skills
  6. Professional appearance and demeanor
  7. Candidate must be available to work Monday - Friday during business hours throughout the academic year and also willing to work evenings and weekends during bar study periods as needed.


  1. Law school teaching or tutoring experience. Trial experience may be substituted for teaching experience, on a case by case basis.
  2. Law license earned by exam, with MBE score ≥ 150
  3. Sufficiently knowledgeable in one or more MBE subject, as evidenced by academic performance, AmJur or Cali Awards
  4. Familiarity with Blackboard, TWEN, Banner, and other technologies
  5. Quantitative skills and ability to analyze or create data intensive statistical reports


Marsha Griggs                                                                                                     

Assistant Dean for Academic Support and Bar Readiness                        

Texas Southern University                                                               

Thurgood Marshall School of Law                                                 

3100 Cleburne Street                                                                                         

Houston, Texas 77004                                                                            


Texas Southern University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

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