Sunday, May 21, 2023

Assistant Dean for Academic Success and Associate Director of Academic Success at NYLS

New York Law School seeks 2 positions in Academic Support.  The Assistant Dean of Academic Success and the Associate Director of Academic Success.  Both position announcements are below.

Assistant Dean for Academic Success

New York Law School (NYLS), located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Assistant Dean for Academic Success who will be

a key member of the Law School’s leadership team and will report to the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success

Initiatives. The Assistant Dean for Academic Success will work in collaboration with the Dean, Academic Dean, and faculty

colleagues to lead the implementation of innovative strategies and programs that will enhance preparation for law school

success. The Assistant Dean will also teach appropriate courses. To achieve the significant goals NYLS has established for

the academic success of its students, the Assistant Dean for Bar Success will play a large leadership role.

Responsibilities

• Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success to provide every student with a seamless continuum

of robust academic support from post-admission to graduation, helping students achieve the best possible academic and

bar outcomes

• Play a principal role in the faculty’s review and assessment of current academic success indicators, their relationship to bar

passage, and the development of proposed curricular and co-curricular changes to achieve our academic success objectives

• Ensure that proper communications (messaging, marketing, and awareness), scheduling, and coordination of academic

support services are offered year-round by working collaboratively with faculty, administrators, alumni, and students

• Teach in New York Law School’s 1L programming, including, but not limited to, the Summer Advantage Institute, Fall

Orientation, Foundations for the Study of Law, First-Year Academic Support Program, AIM for Success, and Success in 2d

Semester Workshop Series

• Teach in New York Law School’s upper-level J.D. programming, including, but not limited to, the Fall 2L Orientation and

the Success in Evidence Workshop series

• Recruit, train, and oversee Teaching Fellows in the First-Year Academic Support Program and the Success in 2d Semester

Workshop Series

• Counsel students individually about bar preparation awareness and planning for success strategies from day one of their

law school careers

• Work closely with NYLS’s offices of Institutional Research, Academic Planning and Career Development, Student Life,

and Bar Success, faculty who teach first-year and bar courses, and others to modify existing indicators for academic

success and to identify students in need of individualized intervention in each year of study

• Work with the Office of Institutional Research to identify applicable data sets and determine what analysis must be

conducted and to collect data regarding student engagement on campus; as needed, present data at meetings to faculty,

trustees, and other groups

• Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic and Bar Success to hire, evaluate, and support other professors

teaching at the Summer Advantage Institute, the Foundations for the Study Law courses, and the second-semester 1L

AIM for Success program

• Conduct additional skills programming and workshops with student organizations, as needed

• Support and counsel students experiencing academic difficulty to develop effective strategies to ensure success

• Serve on faculty committees as assigned by the Academic Dean

This is a senior administrative, year-round position with the possibility of faculty status, depending on qualifications,

experience, and performance. This is a full-time position with a higher workload during the fall and spring semesters and a

lower workload during the middle of the summer semester.

 

Requirements

• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States

• At least three years of prior law school academic or bar support teaching experience

• Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

• A strong commitment to service and evidence of ability to collaborate with and inspire and motivate a diverse population

of faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings

• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals

• Proficiency in recruiting, training, management of full-time team members and student teaching assistants

• Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Law School community

• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data

• Ability to work under pressure

• Some evening and weekend availability required

• Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students

• Working knowledge of formats for written legal analysis (e.g., IRAC, CIRAC, CREAC)

• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles

• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new programs as needed

Compensation

The position offers a salary range of $120,000 to $135,000 and a highly competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] Your

cover letter should specifically address how your academic and professional background informs your prospective ideas on

engaging law students.

 

Associate Director of Academic Success

New York Law School (NYLS), an independent law school in the heart of Tribeca, seeks an Associate Director of Academic

Success Initiatives who will assist the Academic and Bar Success Initiatives team with the overall management of the

School’s academic success initiatives. The individual will collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic support

programming to assist J.D. students with the development of the critical skills necessary to succeed in law school, on the

bar exam, and in practice.

The Associate Director of Academic Success Initiatives will work under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Academic

and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean of Academic Success. The primary focus of the Associate Director’s position

is academic success initiatives. This is a full-time, year-round position with a higher workload during the fall and spring

semesters and a lower workload during the middle of the summer semester.

The Associate Director will be provided with opportunities for professional development and training on learning theory and

pedagogy.

Responsibilities

• Work to collaborate, design, coordinate, and deliver academic support programming under the direction of the Associate

Dean for Academic and Bar Success and the Assistant Dean for Academic Success

• Use predictive data to perform targeted outreach to students in need of intensive support to succeed in first-year and

upper-division courses

• Work with students before and during orientation—as well as during the first and second years of law school by

evaluating and providing both groups with individualized feedback, monitoring progress in their core courses, and

mentoring them throughout their development as expert law students

• Teach in New York Law School’s 1L programming, including, but not limited to the Summer Advantage Institute, Fall

Orientation, Foundations for the Study of Law, First-Year Academic Support Program, AIM for Success, and Success in 2d

Semester Workshop Series

• Teach in New York Law School’s upper-level J.D. programming, including, but not limited to, the Fall 2L Orientation and

the Success in Evidence Workshop series

• Recruit, train, and oversee Teaching Fellows in the First-Year Academic Support Program and the Success in 2d Semester

Workshop Series

• Coordinate work with other departments to address the needs of 1L and upper division students

• Conduct additional skills programming and workshops with student organizations as needed

• Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean for Academic Success, develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor study

plans and activities for upper-level J.D. students; provide students with timely feedback on work product and learning

strategies as well as test-taking, time management, and organizing skills

• Stay abreast of trends in the academic and bar support field

 

Requirements

• J.D. from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, license to practice law in the United States

• A suitable combination of one to three years of academic or bar success experience; relevant practice experience; adjunct

instruction, law school teaching assistant work, other significant past teaching; and/or relevant law student leadership or

student support roles is required for candidates

• A strong commitment to service and evidence of ability to collaborate with—and inspire and motivate—a diverse

population of faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings

• Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

• Proficiency at project management, including, but not limited to, developing, planning, and implementing goals

• Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the Law School community

• Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze data

• Ability to work under pressure

• Knowledge of academic programs pertaining to law students

• Working knowledge of formats for written legal analysis (e.g., IRAC, CIRAC, CREAC)

• Knowledge of educational theories and learning styles

• Working knowledge of the Uniform Bar Exam

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new programs as needed

• Some evening and weekend availability required

Compensation

The position offers a salary range of $80,000 to $85,000. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae to Kitty Montanez, Associate Director of Human Resources, at [email protected] Your

cover letter should specifically address how your academic and professional background informs your prospective ideas on

engaging law students.

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