Job No: 495238 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration, Student Services
Position Summary: The Director of Academic Success will build and implement the full range of programming to assist students in developing the skills that they need to succeed in law school and their professional lives. The Director of Academic Success is part of the Office of Student Services and reports to the Dean of Students.
Position Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing academic success programming, potentially to include:
Programs for all students that address class preparation, time management, case synthesis, outlining, and exam writing skills
Materials and resources on the skills and information needed for success in law school (e.g. print handouts, video tutorials, and website updates and class announcements)
Counseling students in need of academic support and managing school-wide academic counseling resources, including:
Assessing, triaging, and responding to student requests for academic support
Meeting one-on-one with students subject to academic guidance and others seeking assistance
Evaluating the need for additional counseling, tutoring, or support resources and implementing and managing appropriate systems
Building and teaching in the academic and bar support curriculum, including:
Teaching in at least one of our existing intervention courses in academic success and bar support
Evaluating existing offerings and, if appropriate, developing new and innovative intervention courses
Assisting with administration of intervention and bar support courses
In support of the responsibilities described above, the Director will:
Collect, maintain, and analyze data related to the efficacy of academic success initiatives
Collaborate with stakeholders throughout the Cardozo community, including student groups, administrators, and faculty to increase student participation in academic success programming, assess the efficacy of academic success efforts, and introduce initiatives to promote better learning outcomes, including bar success
Assist with advising students on course selection, graduation requirements, and general support alongside colleagues in the Office of Student Services, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Student Life
Experience & Educational Background:
J.D. degree from an A.B.A. approved law school; strong law school credentials; bar admission to a state
Ideal candidates will have experience working in a higher education setting in the areas of academic assistance, academic counseling or similar administrative, teaching, or practice experience
Skills & Competencies:
Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and an interest in and ability to build meaningful learning relationships with students
Foster, encourage, and facilitate open communication and an atmosphere of open expression and possess an understanding of the academic engagement challenges of the current generation of law students
Possess exceptionally strong legal writing skills
Be skilled in data collection, data management and basic statistics
Continually search for ways to increase satisfaction of faculty, students, staff, and other constituents
Possess demonstrated leadership, management, and administrative skills
Possess demonstrated ability to devise, coordinate, and implement innovative programming
About Us: The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.
A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.