The University of Chicago Law School is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Affairs to join the Office of the Dean of Students. The Office of the Dean of Students provides a wide range of support for the Law Schoolâ™s student population, which includes approximately 700 JD, LLM, and JSD students. In addition to planning key Law School events including Orientation and Graduation, the Office of the Dean of Students provides academic, personal, and curricular advising, advises the Law Schoolâ™s 70+ student organizations, and offers student programming on a variety of topics, including diversity, leadership, and wellness. The Assistant Director of Student Affairs works closely with and supports the Dean of Students staff, assisting with the range of activities and services offered by the Office.
Provide academic advising, curricular advising, and personal counseling to students
Respond to student bar-related questions
Serve as the liaison to the Registrarâ™s Office on tasks related to faculty course evaluations and exam administration
Participate in the managing and planning of events organized and supported by the Office of the Dean of Students including Orientation, Graduation, and community-building programming
Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the Officeâ™s mission, operations, policies and procedures
Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students
Outstanding interpersonal skills characterized by the ability to effectively interact and work with a range of constituents, including Law School students, faculty and staff
Strong client-service orientation
Exceptional organizational and oral/written communication skills
Solid project management skills, with the ability to handle frequent interruptions while completing work accurately and on time
Excellent professional judgment
Resourceful problem-solver with the ability to anticipate problems and generate options for resolution
Social perceptiveness and a strong sense of empathy
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of student records following confidentiality rules established by FERPA, the State of Illinois, and the University of Chicago
Experience in multicultural contexts and the ability to work with multicultural/diverse groups
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree required
Juris Doctor Degree required
A minimum of 2 years work experience as a legal professional required
Experience in student affairs or higher education preferred
Experience with student advising and counseling techniques preferred
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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