Sunday, February 5, 2023
Executive Director of Bar Preparation at CUNY
City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law seeks highly qualified and innovative candidates for the
position of Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing Programs. CUNY School of Law is a national
leader in progressive legal education with a dual mission of training a diverse group of students to become
excellent public interest attorneys and providing access to the profession for members of historically
underrepresented communities. As part of its mission, the School prepares students to practice "Law in the
Service of Human Needs," including intensive license preparation.
The Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing administers various programs to full-time and parttime
graduating law students who are preparing for a license to practice law. They lead the development,
implementation and assessment of programs and services to produce high-quality bar exam results and meet
other strategic goals. They collaborate with different departments and external vendors, and oversees staff,
budget, and operations.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Executive Director of Bar Preparation and
Licensing Programs will be responsible for the success of various operations and programs related to licensure.
Administer bar support and training programs
Train and supervise faculty and adjuncts for bar preparation teaching
Oversee the bar mentor program
Oversee the recruitment and training of bar graders
Incorporate state and judicial requirements for admission to the bar in the programs
Be responsible for implementing emerging strategies and methodologies for bar preparation
Administer budget, operations, and materials for the program
Executive Director of Bar Preparation and Licensing Programs duties include, but are not limited to:
As the lead administrator of the bar preparation program, prepare and oversee the implementation of
plans, budgets, data, and other reports for institutional assessment of the program
Design and implementation of current curriculum to prepare for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in New
York and other jurisdictions
Ensure new curriculum for New York-specific examination requirements are incorporated in the
programs on a regular basis
Train faculty and adjunct teachers in course content and teaching methods related to CORE Doctrine and
Applied Legal Analysis, the Law School’s intensive bar preparation courses
Supervise the law school’s innovative Bar Mentor Program to prepare for winter/summer bar examination
Develop specific bar preparation methodologies to assist law school’s part-time Program students
Provide faculty support through presentations and workshops on topics related to the bar exam and
integration of bar skills into doctrinal coursework
Work with other academic support units to synchronize exam writing methodologies across departments
Coordinate and implement New York State’s other licensing requirements, including: Law School Bar
Certification for character and fitness, Pro Bono requirements for law student applicants, skills
competency and professional values requirements for admission to the New York Bar, and other
requirements as needed
Stay current on emerging pedagogies related to all aspects of bar exam preparation
May provide instruction in bar preparation, as needed
Responsible for purchasing/procurement and interaction with bar exam preparation vendors
This position may require evenings and weekends.
This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below.
Law school teaching experience and bar preparation teaching experience
In-depth knowledge of legal writing, traditional and innovative law school curricula, and academic
support issues are a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a proven record of accomplishment working
in multi-racial and multicultural institutions.
Strong interpersonal skills are highly desirable.
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COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial wellbeing,
and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension
benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also
benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to
participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing
employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance
with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their
final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their
first day of employment. Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search
for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.