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Assistant Director of Academic Excellence

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: School of Law, Academic Support

The Assistant Director of Academic Excellence works under the supervision of the Director of Academic Mastery and Director of Bar Preparation in the law school’s standard-setting academic mastery and bar preparation programs. He or she teaches in the program’s courses and counsels and mentors students and alumni through various other programs and initiatives. He or she also works collaboratively with faculty and other members of the law school administration and staff.

Duties

  • Work within the law school's academic mastery and bar support programs, courses, events, and outreach, and contribute to a best practices model that helps the law school achieve its goal of bar passage rates for graduates taking the California bar exam that are significantly higher than the average rate for graduates of California ABA law schools.
  • Help plan, coordinate, and teach the 1L Academic Mastery Program Workshop and/or an upper-division academic mastery course in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Help plan, coordinate, and/or co-teach the 3L Bar Exam Workshop course in the fall and spring semesters.
  • Help plan, coordinate, staff, teach workshops, and the winter and summer bar support programs for recent graduates.
  • Together with the Director of Academic Mastery and Director of Bar Preparation directly counsel students and alumni with academic mastery or bar preparation needs.
  • Help compile, gather, and analyze data on all aspects of academic mastery and bar support programs to help inform and further develop them, with a continuing goal of improving students' success in law school and on the bar exam.
  • Stay abreast of best practices and trends in law school academic success and bar support programs.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise student teaching fellows and graduate bar exam fellows, and other academic mastery or bar preparation team members to help them perform with excellence in their mentoring, counseling, or administrative roles.
  • Coordinate and manage administrative aspects of the academic success and bar support programs, and delegate and supervise tasks, as appropriate, to administrative staff members and student and graduate fellows.
  • Draft and coordinate publication of academic success and bar preparation informational and educational materials to faculty, administrative staff, students, and alumni, including program-related newsletters and other information on guidelines, benchmarks, best practices, and state bar requirements and developments.
  • Complete other duties as necessary to carry out the above and related functions.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Juris Doctorate and admission to one state bar. Excellent writing, public speaking, analytical, organizational, and time management skills. Ability to complete multiple tasks in accurate and efficient manner; strong work ethic. Approachable manner with diverse constituencies. Knowledge and experience with standard office protocols, equipment, and computer skills.

Preferred: Prior experience teaching skills-based law school courses or similar teaching experience. Experience with team-teaching. Knowledge of the bar exams administered in California and Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdictions. Knowledge of current developments in bar exam administration, including the Next-Gen Bar Exam. Familiarity with recent scholarship in the fields of academic success, bar exam preparation, and learning theory or the ability to quickly develop familiarity with these fields. Ability to empathize with struggling students and provide them with needed support while nonetheless holding them accountable and responsible for their own success.  Experience in higher education administration Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Suite (Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, etc.), and Zoom applications. Familiarity with or ability to quickly develop competence in Learning Management System platforms such as Courses or Canvas.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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