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Director of Bar Success and Academic Support

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Position Details 

Position Details

Job Title Director, Bar Success and Academic Support
Position Number 8102248
Job Category University Staff
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Chicago-Water Tower
Department Name LAW SCHOOL
Location Code SCHOOL OF LAW (02700A)
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

• Develop and enhance school-wide bar support initiatives in every semester of the students’ law school education. These initiatives will include programming for all students as well as programming specifically designed for targeted students.
• Implement, coordinate, and evaluate exam skills programs and resources for targeted students, including the first-year Academic Enhancement Program and continuing in each semester through the bar exam.
• Administer the Academic Tutor Program (staffed by second and third year students). This will involve working closely with doctrinal faculty, coordinating with the Director and Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support, and selecting/training/supervising student tutors.
• Develop courses designed to teach skills essential for all components of the bar exam. These courses must include individualized formative assessment. The Director will teach some courses and will coordinate with adjunct faculty and/or bar preparation vendors to develop additional courses.
• Develop workshops and other resources addressing essential information and skills relating to the bar exam.
• Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Administration, the Director and Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support, and other faculty members to identify and support at-risk students.
• Work individually with targeted students and other students seeking additional academic support during law school and through the bar exam, including providing counseling, individualized study plans, and preparation plans for the bar exam.
• Develop and provide additional resources for repeat bar exam takers.
• Coordinate communications with the Board of Bar Examiners in various states and with commercial bar exam preparation providers.
• Create and maintain a webpage with information and resources relevant to the bar exam including the bar application process, the structure of the bar exam/subjects tested, and relevant bar exam preparation resources.
• Follow scholarship and developments regarding legal pedagogy and the bar exam. Advise administration regarding any bar developments and assessments.
• Track student performance and compile bar exam results in a database. Use statistical analysis of data to assess current programming and to develop and assess new initiatives. Regularly report to the administration on the findings and suggestions for future program development to best meet students’ needs.

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar.

Previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support (or highly comparable environments) is required.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar. In addition, applicants should have previous teaching experience or equivalent administration experience, and a demonstrated commitment to working with students. Previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support (or highly comparable environments) is required.

Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

Qualified applicants should have a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice by a state bar.

Computer Skills

Must have working knowledge of Microsoft apps, Excel, Word, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities Yes
Required operation of university owned vehicles No
Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No
Physical Demands None
Working Conditions Irregular Hours
Open Date 09/12/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5768

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * have you received admission to practice by a state bar?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have previous experience teaching in bar preparation programs or academic support (or highly comparable environments)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents