This is an exclusive retained search through C.V. O'Boyle, Jr., LLC. We invite interested candidates to submit all resumes, cover letters, inquiries and correspondence to Mr. O'Boyle directly as set forth below in the additional information section. Submissions through the Harvard Careers Portal will not be monitored.
Harvard Law School Clinics provide students hands-on legal experience under the supervision of licensed attorneys who are experienced practitioners and trained clinical legal educators. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs will largely be responsible for the annual development of clinical curriculum for HLS's 23 in-house clinics and 13 externship clinics, the management of externship clinics and 12 student practice organizations, and oversight of all independent clinical opportunities. In addition, the assistant dean will oversee the Law School's Pro Bono Program. The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Vice Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to develop and implement clinical enrollment policies and processes with respect to HLS's goals and clinic capacities.
As an Assistant Dean, you will:
Oversee annual development of clinical curriculum and related policies and processes
Review, in consultation with clinical faculty directors, clinical course and teacher evaluations and pro bono placement evaluations for teacher/clinic or placement/supervisor effectiveness
Develop, review, and approve pro bono placements and coordinate with Registrar's Office on tracking students' completion of degree requirement
Develop advising programs and opportunities for students regarding clinical education and pro bono opportunities
Oversee ABA, state bar, and other regulatory compliance for clinical academic program, including for international students, and related review of regulations and development of policies and processes
Provide effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
Build and manage key relationships and outreach among various HLS departments and external stakeholders, including groups such as Admissions, Registrar, and Communications
Working in conjunction with Office of Communications, oversee communications, marketing, media outreach and public relations for HLS clinical work and academic programs
This is an exclusive retained search through C.V. O'Boyle, Jr., LLC. We invite interested candidates to submit all resumes, cover letters, inquiries and correspondence to Mr. O'Boyle directly as set forth below. Submissions through the Harvard Careers Portal will not be monitored.
Review of candidate materials will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for five professional referees who can speak about the candidate's qualifications for this specific opportunity. Appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of required background checks. Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to HLS's search consultant, Chuck O'Boyle of C. V. O'Boyle, Jr., LLC, at [email protected], who will furnish an internal job description upon request. All communications will be held in confidence and referees will not be contacted without the candidate's prior consent.
Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
J.D. required plus 10 or more years of clinical or externship management experience including working in a law school environment, as well as supervisory experience.
We are looking for people who have:
Budget management and supervisory experience
Knowledge of legal services, non-profit, and government industry and demonstrated commitment to public service
An eagerness to work with law students and faculty and participate in a vibrant public interest community at HLS
Excellent writing and communication skills;
Professionalism, sophistication, and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituencies (students, faculty, law firms, practicing attorneys, clients)
The ability to manage competing demands and priorities
Capacity to take initiative in identifying and evaluating new opportunities
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 54352BR
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