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Associate Director of Graduate Academic Programs
School of Law
Reporting to the Associate Dean for External Relations, the Associate Director of Graduate Academic Programs will serve as a senior administrator in support of the operations of the Office of Graduate Studies overseeing the LL.M. curriculum and academic programs, will manage the LL.M. adjunct faculty members, and coordinate all legal English programs, including English for American Law School and other introductory academic programming. They will also have responsibility for the Graduate Legal Writing program for international students.
They will serve as an academic advisor, along with the Associate Director of Graduate Support & Student Services, to LL.M. students in the Transnational Legal Practice and U.S. Legal Studies programs and will be the primary academic advisor for students in the Bankruptcy program.
work with each student on goals for their LL.M. program, course selections, academic progress, and requirements to complete the degree. The Associate Director will begin working with students once they have been admitted and once they have committed to their program to develop a strong sense of community during the yield process. The Associate Director will also work with matriculated students to help them be well prepared to succeed in the program academically upon matriculation. The Associate Director will involve colleagues in the Graduate Studies department, law school and University as appropriate to support students in their studies and career goals.
will be responsible for monitoring Bankruptcy students' progress towards graduation, including implementing new processes for auditing degree progress and will assist the Associate Director of Graduate Support & Student Services in monitoring LL.M. students in the Transnational Legal Practice and U.S. Legal Studies programs. The Associate Director will coordinate with the Office of the Registrar and colleagues in the Office of Graduate Studies on publishing current degree requirements and advising materials and updating DegreeWorks or other similar programs.
responsible for academic programming. This includes working with the Vice Academic Dean, Registrar, Associate Dean for External Relations, and Vice Dean for Administration to set the LL.M. curriculum for the academic year, recommend adding or removing courses as necessary, and assisting with scheduling courses to ensure students can meet their degree requirements. This also includes interviewing and recommending hire of new adjunct faculty to teach in the LL.M. courses, as well as proposing new courses as necessary to suit each of the programs. The Associate Director will also serve as a point of contact for faculty who teach LL.M. and inbound exchange students in their courses.
be the primary point of contact for all LL.M. and inbound exchange students providing day-to-day academic program support on matters including academic program and schedule, law school exams, approval for courses, and will involve colleagues within the Graduate Studies department, law school, and University as appropriate. The Associate Director will recommend to the Vice Academic Dean any waivers of pre-requisite courses or approval for advanced writing courses.
develop new programs, including online programs, and has responsibility for curricular and accreditation matters for the graduate programs.
Two to five years experience working as a program administrator in the educational, nonprofit, or commercial sector or in the practice of law
A J.D. or LL.M. degree
Working knowledge of a foreign language, in particular Spanish, French, Arabic, or Mandarin, would be a distinct advantage but not required, as would experience learning or teaching internationally
Teaching experience, whether in law or another discipline, a distinct advantage. Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Knowledge of Banner and DegreeWorks a plus
Superb listening, communication and organizational skills
Very strong writing, editing and proofreading skills in English essential Strong interpersonal, organizational & planning skills
Self-motivated and self-directed
Highly detail-oriented with a sense of creativity Ability to manage processes and projects
Ability to work well with others at various levels, particularly persons from foreign cultures Flexibility required
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.