Associate Dean of Registration and Student Services
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 539642
Job Type: Officer of Administration
Hours Per Week: 35
Salary Range: $200,000 - $255,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
The Associate Dean of Registration and Student Services provides leadership and strategic direction to ensure an outstanding and supportive student experience while creating an inclusive community to serve the needs of a diverse student population. The incumbent also provides management of all aspects of student registration, bar registration, records, and course scheduling for the Law School, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of student and institutional records. Reporting to the Dean of the Law School, the Associate Dean will work closely with the school???s leadership team in advancing the strategic goals and priorities of the school.
Supervises, manages, and provides leadership for the 18 staff members in the offices of registration and student services. Develops and manages collaborative teams, providing vision and strategic direction. Establishes and administers processes and procedures that enhance the student experience, and provides strategic planning and direction for the management and enhancement of the academic information structure for the Law School. Serves in a leadership role in policy formation and execution.
Oversees academic counseling, student programming, and mentoring for the school???s JD student population. Additionally, provides School-wide support for student organizations and journals, support programs (housing, health and wellness, etc.), and faculty/student intellectual life and engagement.
Leads a team of counselors and provides direct counseling to students as needed on other student-life-related matters, and intervenes, when necessary, in matters relating to academic and personal success, and adjustment to Law School. Assists with referrals to counseling services.
Collaborates with the Office of Graduate Programs on matters pertaining to LLM students, and works closely with Admissions and student-facing departments including Financial Aid, Legal Writing/Moot Courts, Office of Private Sector Careers, Office of Public Interest/Public Service Law and Careers, Judicial Careers, Facilities, Business Office and various University offices such as University Life, Health, Disability Services, Public Safety, EOAA, and Gender-Based Misconduct Office.
Serves on faculty committees (at the pleasure of the Dean) to provide institutional information and support to the committees and regularly meets with faculty regarding curriculum development, exam administration, and student concerns.
Identifies ways to provide support to students facing financial insecurity.
Fosters a strong and inclusive community within the Law School by designing, convening, and supporting programming for students on a wide variety of topics and serving as the primary liaison between the administration and student organizations, including the Student Senate.
Responsible for academic and general student conduct, and handles disciplinary matters and grievance proceedings. Acts as liaison with the Law School's Rules Committee, and interprets and implements applicable Law School, campus, and University rules - including applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Provides overall leadership and management of all aspects of student registration, records, course scheduling, accommodations, and grading for the Law School, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of student and institutional records.
Responsible for all aspects of Law School registration, including pre-registration, registration, and cross-registration with the University. Enforces Law School regulations including permission courses, clinics, required courses, NYU cross-registration, resource allocation, and pre- and co-requisites.
Develops, maintains, and performs student record assessments, graduation, degree audits, certifications and transcript productions, and administration of examinations for all students, and coordinates curriculum offerings with the Vice Dean of Curriculum.
Manages the processing and recording of all student grades. Responsible for the oversight of student academic standing, degree audits, and the certification of completion of graduation requirements and eligibility for bar examinations. Assures American Bar Association compliance: residence, satisfactory progress, attendance confirmation.
Maintains the accuracy and timeliness of all information in the Law School and University registration and student information systems.
Oversees the planning and coordination of major student events, including orientation and graduation.
Oversees and monitors a $3.0 million budget as part of the administrative planning process.
Stays abreast of changing policies, procedures, and trends in legal education.
Undertakes special projects at the request of the Dean of the Law School.
JD required plus a minimum of 10 years of related and progressively responsible work experience, including strong management and administrative experience. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a complex organization, experience with inclusive leadership and as a team and relationship builder, and openness to work in a variety of roles and modes absolutely critical. Strong analytical and decision-making skills are necessary, as well as the ability to approach problem-solving creatively. Must be a perceptive, empathetic, and collaborative individual, with the agility to effectively engage students, faculty, and staff. Must be forward-thinking and responsive to current events and the unique circumstances of individuals. Experience with large-scale, multi-day event planning is a plus. Unimpeachable integrity and trustworthiness, mature and sound judgment in handling sensitive and confidential matters and information, and excellent discretion an absolute must. Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, as well as a communication style that is open, cordial, and compelling. Prior experience managing a large budget is extremely helpful. Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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