Essential Functions: Wayne State University Law School seeks an Academic Service Officer II/III to serve in the capacity of the Law School's Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Culture. In coordination with the Law School's Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in maintaining and expanding the Law School's efforts to build a supportive, diverse, equitable and inclusive community for all its students. The Academic Service Officer II/III will be primarily responsible for (1) development and implementation of comprehensive programming and services to build and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive community; (2) providing individual academic and non-academic advice, counseling, support and programming to Law School students, (3) support and oversight of Law School student organizations. This position reports to the Law School's Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:Develop, coordinate, and implement programming, services and procedures, differentiated for diverse groups, to enhance the culture of the Law School and support positive experiences of students while enrolled at the Law School, including support services with regard to student organizations and disability accommodations, working in coordination with other relevant departments and faculty within the Law School and the University and with Law School alumni and other interested parties as appropriate.In coordination with other relevant Law School departments, develop, coordinate, and implement programming for the DJK Summer Institute Pipeline Program, and if and as needed, work with the Dean's Office and the University to obtain continuing grant or other funding for the program.Maintain up-to-date awareness of trends in higher education and legal academia relating to diversity, equity and inclusion, seeking opportunities to increase awareness and knowledge of such trends as applicable to the Law School community.Student Support:Provide individualized advice and counseling services to Law School students on all academic and non-academic matters affecting students' success and experiences at the Law School, including course selection and skills for effective time management, note-taking, outlining, and examination preparation and techniques.Support the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs in coordinating with the Law School's Admissions Office and Office of Career and Professional Development, and with Law School faculty, to identify current Law School students and graduates potentially or currently in need of individualized academic and non-academic counseling services.In coordination with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, develop, conduct and/or implement workshops and other student-directed programming, including programming tailored to the needs of different groups of Law School students (e.g., first-year v. third-year, part-time v. full-time, LL.M., M.S.L.), annual orientation for incoming Law School students, Title IX training, implicit bias training, and individual and small group remediation and referral programs for students in need of academic or other counseling and support services.As needed, identify and refer to the Law School's Assistant Dean of Student Affairs any students/ graduates with potential character and fitness issues related to admissions to the bar.Student Organizations:Serve as primary administrative contact and adviser for Law School student organizations, coordinating with faculty advisers and student organization leaders as needed.Develop and implement training programs for Law School student organization leaders.Advise student organizations with programming needs (obtaining funding, developing topical ideas, identifying speakers, etc.).
Qualifications: Master's degree required.Prior experience in academic support/counseling preferred.Competencies:Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to manage priorities effectively and meet deadlines.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Proactive communication style and interpersonal communication skills; ability to build relationships at all levels within the Law School and the University.Ability to establish and maintain positive and supportive working relationships with diverse groups of students.Highly motivated, creative and innovative.Ability to act independently within broad procedural guidelines, take initiative and exercise sound judgment.Strong attention to detail.Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.
Internal Number: 76_207757
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.