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The Law School has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager of Student Life.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Students, the Manager of Student Life provides leadership and direction for student life programs at UW Law. The Manager of Student Life is the primary Law School advisor to registered student organizations regarding policy compliance, budgeting and event planning. The Manager of Student Life guides an active Student Bar Association in a culture of shared governance; develops student leadership programs; directs an innovative peer advising program; develops and manages programs that promote a sense of community and well-being and enhance the leadership and professional skills of our student body; serves as a supplemental advisor to students regarding student life issues; and plans Orientation and Commencement.
The Manager of Student Life reports directly to the Associate Dean for Students. This position ensures a positive student experience through daily contact with and support for students. This position acts as a liaison between students and administration regarding student life issues and requires excellent judgement, discretion and professionalism; flexibility and effective conflict resolution skills.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Administrative Duties •Administer a broad range of student life initiatives, consisting of academic, social and wellness activities for all students. •Plan and coordinate Orientation and Commencement. •Advise students on a range of issues, including, but not limited to, personal matters, professionalism, academic program policies, accessibility, community standards, etc. •Develop a communications and programming plan that will provide first year students with the support, community, information, and resources they need to successfully transition into the UW Law community. •Develop, implement, and administer Student Life Policies.
Student Group Advising •Direct the Peer Support Program, including training and supervising upper-class peer advisors. •Provide guidance and counsel to student organizations, supervising their budgets and overall programming. •Contribute to organizational process improvement and implementation; develop resource guides such as Student Handbook and Student Organization Handbook. •Assist student organizations in navigating complex issues that may arise with student programs or conflict within student organizations. •Provide oversight and guidance for Student Affairs and Student Organization websites.
Problem Solving/Student Advocacy • Provide guidance and counsel to student organizations, supervising their budgets and overall programming; including processing reimbursement requests in conjunction with the Business Office. • Assist the Dean for Students in resolving multi-dimensional matters in response to students in crisis and mediate conflicts between students. •Act as a liaison between students and the administration regarding student life issues. •Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelors’ Degree and three years’ experience in law-related field, higher education administration or other student programs. •Ability to bring a student-centered approach to the work and be sensitive to issues faced by a diverse, demanding professional student population. •Ability to keep sensitive information confidential, deal with ambiguity and change, and work independently with limited supervision. •Strong interpersonal and communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management. •Ability to analyze the needs of individual students and groups of students, and to be or become knowledgeable about the range of University resources available to students. •Ability to prioritize tasks and complete numerous projects efficiently, effectively and on deadline.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED: •Familiarity and knowledge of a law school environment preferred.
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