Monday, February 13, 2017

Assistant Director Position at Stetson




POSITION:               Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DEPARTMENT:      Academic Success and Bar Preparation Services

DATE POSTED:       02/10/2017

Primary Purpose:

The Assistant Director for Academic Success and Bar Preparation Programs will participate in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through matriculation and bar passage.  The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for academic success within the College of Law and responsibilities will include assisting students with academic skills to be successful in law school, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, academic counseling, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam.



Academic Success

  • Assists students with academic skills to be successful in law school.
  • Planning and presenting academic skills workshops.
  • Collaborates with faculty members to implement academic success strategies within the curriculum.
  • Provides academic counseling to students seeking assistance with study techniques and exam preparation.
  • Reviews student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve legal writing skills and exam preparation strategies.
  • Develops and presents academic skills workshops for first-year students, focusing on time management, note taking, and preparing for classes and exams.
  • Works closely with at-risk students academic strategies.

Bar Preparation

  • Bar Preparation Counseling
  • Meets with students in their final semester to begin developing an individualized approach to the bar exam.
  • Develops and presents bar preparation workshops for all students, providing information on long-range planning and the skills required to pass the bar exam.
  • Answers general student questions related to completing the Florida Bar Application.
  • Communicates with commercial bar review companies to coordinate student services.
  • Helps College of Law alumni to create individual study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam.
  • Coaches individual alumni as they prepare for the bar exam through regular meetings, reviewing sample bar exam essays, and providing feedback and analysis based on their performance.

Administrative Tasks

  • Develops and maintains the Academic Success, Bar Preparation and, Bar Prep Portal website.
  • Assists in planning and presenting at New Student Orientation.
  • Participates in campus-wide initiatives in collaboration with other student services offices to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for Stetson students.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

  • Sound judgment and discretion sufficient to build relationships with students and colleagues that foster trust and cooperation.
  • Ability to develop rapport with students in an individual counseling setting.
  • Ability to complete tasks in an expeditious and courteous manner.
  • Ability to collaborate in order to build highly effective academic outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with academic success and bar preparation team.
  • Sufficiently strong minded so as to impart unambiguous directions to students who need motivation, both in law school and on the bar exam.



  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school required
  • Member attorney in good standing required
  • At least one to three years’ experience in academic success program preferred. 
  • Member of the Florida Bar preferred. 
  • High level of organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Large group and small group presentation ability.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality pursuant to FERPA and other regulations.
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.
  • Teaching experience helpful
  • Must establish and maintain positive working relationships within department and College of Law.
  • Must be a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.
  • Computer skills include:  Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), required.

Please visit Click on How to Apply to complete the secure online application and upload your resume. You may also mail your cover letter/resume/application and salary requirements to Human Resources Office at 1401 61st Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707 or email to   Resume review will begin on February 27, 2017.  The position will remain open until filled.

The Stetson University community is dedicated to being one of inclusive excellence, where people from all backgrounds can live, learn, work and contribute.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

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