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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Assistant Director Position at Charleston


Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success

Department: Academic Affairs

Status: Full-time, 12-month, staff level

Reports to: Assistant Dean for Academic and Bar Success

FLSA: Exempt

The Charleston School of Law is looking for someone enthusiastic about student success. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a law school, managing people and schedules, and working in a team to help guide students in their pursuits of academic and professional achievement.


The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success is a full-time, staff-level position. The Assistant Director will work alongside the Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Bar Passage in all aspects of the Charleston School of Law’s Academic Development programs The position will primarily focus on helping students get a strong start by working with 1Ls and 2Ls, but the ideal candidate will also have experience working with bar exam takers. Job duties include but are not limited to:

- Aid in development of a workshop series for 1L students to build skills for academic success

- Help students acclimate to law school through one-on-one meetings; special focus on students deemed at risk

- Manage peer-to-peer (fellow) academic success program

- Teach established Academic and Legal Skills curriculum

- Provide assistance for Bar Exam test takers (after graduation); may require weekend and after-hours work

The Assistant Director for Academic and Bar Success must be able to work with current law school faculty and staff in the continued development and implementation of programs used to enhance student academic and bar success. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching in law school, specifically in an academic or bar success program.


Applicant must possess a J.D. degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school. Requires admission to the bar in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and a demonstrated commitment to working with students, inside and outside the classroom, to improve their academic performance. Ideally, applicant will have passed a bar exam that includes the MPT. Applicant must have excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and organizational skills.


To perform this job successfully, the applicant must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. The requirements and responsibilities listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to perform the tasks. The Charleston School of Law is and Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in any of their activities or programs on the basis of: race, color, sex, gender, age, pregnancy, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other classes protected by law.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Shera Silvis, Director of Human Resources, PO Box 535, Charleston, SC 29403 or via email to Please submit application materials no later than July 30, 2018. Salary estimated at $60,000+ (based on experience, negotiable) plus benefits.

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