Essential Functions: Job PurposeThe Assistant Dean of Student Affairs of the Law School serves as the primary administrator responsible for managing and administering the Office of Student Affairs. Ensures due process and educational outcomes that promote the quality of student life, academic success, and community. Fosters students' personal, academic, and ethical development.Essential FunctionsProvide leadership, management and strategic direction for the Office of Student Affairs, working in coordination with other relevant administrators, departments and faculty within the Law School and the University as needed. Provide individualized advice and counseling to (1) current Law School students on academic and non-academic matters affecting students' success and experiences while enrolled at the Law School and (2) current and former Law School students on all matters relevant to admission to the bar, including academic preparation, character and fitness disclosures, and matters related to post-exam content-related appeals.Provide oversight, management and support to efforts initiated by the Law School's Office of Student Affairs and elsewhere within the Law School to build and maintain a diverse, pluralistic and inclusive student body and culture.Lead development, coordination and implementation of programming and services, differentiated as appropriate based on the needs of diverse groups, for (1) annual orientation for incoming new Law School students, (2) academic success and support for current Law School students, and (3) bar preparation support for Law School students both before and after graduation.Oversee development, coordination, and implementation of programming, services and procedures, differentiated for diverse groups, to enhance the culture of the Law School and support positive experiences of students while enrolled at the Law School, including support services with regard to student organizations and disability accommodations, working in coordination with other relevant administrators and departments within the Law School and the University, if and as applicable.Administer the Law School's Academic Regulations in coordination with the Law School's Registrar and the Dean's Office and, in coordination with appropriate University administrators, administering application of Wayne State University academic rules and policies if and to the extent applicable to Law School students, including appropriate referral of student issues to University offices and personnel responsible for such University academic rules and policies.Manage any Law School contracts and relationships with outside vendors for programming and services directed at Law School students, including bar preparation services directed at Law School graduates.Work with the appropriate Law School faculty committees on academic and non-academic matters relating to Law School students, and serving on Law School and University committees as assigned.Maintain up-to-date awareness, and provides relevant updates to the Dean's Office and/or faculty and administrators within the Law School as appropriate, with regard to (1) American Bar Association and other accreditation requirements to the extent relevant to programming and services provided by the Law School's Office of Student Affairs and (2) applicable bar examination content and bar application requirements, with an emphasis on the Michigan bar application and examination, the Multistate Bar Examination, and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, but also the Uniform Bar Examination and other state-specific bar examinations to the extent relevant to current Law School students
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree and/or Juris doctor preferred.Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience, as well as proven leadership, in student development, student affairs, individual and group collaboration and advisement of students.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Management Skills: Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving abilities. Demonstrated success in grant writing, program development. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Able to motivate staff and foster collaborations to inspire confidence and meet program objectives.Supervisory Skills: Able to delegate responsibilities, support manage and if necessary discipline staff.Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure.Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholders.Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions.Results Oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with and through others to achieved desired results. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools.
Internal Number: 76_208737
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.