The Manager of Evening Student and Advocacy Success is a critical part of the School of Law’s Office of Academic Affairs. The Manager assists with development and implementation of academic policy and programming, including ensuring compliance with ABA-mandated policies for JD evening students. The Manager plays a primary role in providing academic advising, counseling, and support for evening law students. The Manager also manages support for student journals and advocacy competitions, sets strategy, and directs student efforts. The Manager also supervises and directs the Writing Fellows for the Law School’s Legal Writing Center.
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Evening Program Support and Academic Advising
• Lead and direct evening program support and communications, including assessing evening student needs and advocating for resources to meet the same.
• Serve as evening program point of contact and lead academic advisor.
• Lead efforts to coordinate evening student advising needs with others serving as academic advisors.
• Advise all students (accommodated and non-accommodated) regarding academic decisions, including course plans for future semesters, requirements for joint degrees and concentrations, and bar readiness.
• Advise students and faculty regarding curriculum and degree requirements.
• Communicate with faculty concerning student issues.
• Manage evening student concerns, problems, and complaints.
• Supervise and perform degree audits prior to graduation for evening students.
• Coordinate and implement academic policies related to joint degree programs.
• Conduct initial reviews of student petitions for exceptions to academic requirements or policies and lead follow up/response.
• Meet with students on probation to help improve their academic performance including discussions about course loads, study habits, time management skills.
• Supervise and direct Legal Writing Fellows in collaboration with the Academic Support program.
Student Journals + Board of Advocates
• Manage student journals and student advocacy competition affairs and activities.
• Provide direction to student leaders as they design the competitions to select student new members, organize the structure of new boards composed of returning members, plan events related to the journals and competition boards, and recruit members of the community to work with students.
• In consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, develop strategy for the program.
• Manage support for the Board of Advocates (BOA), which oversees the creation and daily operations of UBalt Law's competitive moot court and trial teams. In consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the incumbent develops strategy for the BOA.
Program Planning and Support
• Support activities in the Office of Academic Affairs, including coordination of student wellness resources, exam administration, and orientation programs for entering students.
• Act as head proctor during fall and spring final exams for evening students.
• Serve as member of Exam Administration team and attend weekly planning meetings.
• Manage coordination of exam and midterm scheduling for students with accommodations.
• Coordinate exam and midterm upload and downloads via ExamSoft.
Required Education and Experience:
Education: Master's degree in teaching and/or education focused on the college and graduate student experience.
Experience: Three years of experience with advising and/or academic support.
Preferred Education and Experience
Education: Juris Doctorate degree
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible legal experience involving the production and supervision of written work product; Law School teaching or other teaching.
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