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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Who We Are

Founded in 1859, Michigan Law School is one of the world’s leading institutions of legal education and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence characterized by a powerful commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Michigan is consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, and enjoys international renown for its intellectual rigor, stunning physical surroundings, preeminent faculty scholarship, and a community noted for collegiality and warmth. Michigan Law has an exceptional and cooperative community of talented and interesting students, with 1000 in the J.D. and 40 in the LL.M. program. Our commitments to collegiality, to constructive and challenging debate, and to enabling our students to pursue a wide range of options explain why the Law School has long been committed to diversity along many dimensions. Our graduates serve with distinction in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors, in large numbers in every major market in the nation, as well as internationally. The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which is considered among the best places in the United States to live and work.

At Michigan Law, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution and we seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion and respect.

Responsibilities*

  • Provides operational oversight for the Office of Student Life; budget development, logistical administration, and works in partnership with Finance Office.
  • Supervises Office of Student Life administrative staff, providing project management for Academic Enrichment Program, communication to students including the website, Health and Wellness Resources and Leadership and Professional Identity and Law as a Service Profession Programming.
  • Works closely with Asst. Director of Campus Life and Engagement regarding the Law School Student Senate and all student groups, to execute the logistics, budget management, and leadership training.
  • Tracks policy changes and logistical requirements of central University offices, such as the Office for Institutional Equity, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Counseling and Psychological Services and SOAS policies and manages compliance with the same.
  • Coordinates flow of information and data analytics for academic advising and academic support services.  
  • Coordinates flow of information outward through website structure and content, including collaborating with the Communications department, students, faculty and staff to improve functionality and access to important Student Life information.
  • Works with Asst. Dean to monitor innovations and best practices in the provision of student services at peer institutions to determine best practices and developments in programming in legal education.
  • Works with Asst. Dean, Development, Director of Pro Bono, and faculty to develop ongoing Law as a Service Profession initiative and Leadership training with full year service projects and a professional identity formation programs that engage faculty, staff, and alumni.
  • Oversees internal reporting and data analytics regarding student challenges, including Title IX, DEI, and academic challenges. Gathers feedback on programming.
  • Manages Academic Journals and Competition budgets and external relation.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must have a J.D. degree.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience with at least three (3) years in the field of higher education/student services or equivalent combination of education and experience..
  • Evidence of and demonstrated success in creating an inclusive, service-oriented environment for a multicultural student body. 
  • Proven ability to foster, work in, and appreciate an interdisciplinary and diverse community environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate strategic plans, implement programs, and evaluate the success of these initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle crises effectively and to solve problems proactively and creatively. 
  • Demonstrated success in interpersonal relations, collaboration, reasoning, and exercising sound judgment. 
  • Demonstrated curiosity and ability to develop and pursue multiple strategic initiatives that foster student and administrative success in a manner that aligns with Michigan Law’s mission and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to track metrics, pull reports and analyze data for decision-making.
  • 1-2 years of previous experience developing a budgets and monitoring monthly expenditures.
  • Strong ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  •  Excellent computer proficiency, data sense, detail orientation, and organizational skills.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

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