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Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $90,000 - $105,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 4, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.

Department Summary
The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited law school and Oregon’s only public law school. Degrees offered include: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law’s mission is to provide a world-class education. We prepare students through excellent classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop. Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of the Southern Kalapuya. Learn more about Oregon Law at law.uoregon.edu, and consider joining our team.

Position Summary
The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs provides leadership for the area of student affairs with a focus on student success. This position is responsible for direct student advising, support, and services including academic advising, financial aid and scholarship support, execution of assigned accommodations, wellness programming, coordination of orientation, administration of bar support programs and planning for commencement.

This position will serve as advisor to the Moot Court Board. The Assistant Dean also serves as the law school’s Deputy Title IX officer. They will serve as the law school’s primary liaison with several University of Oregon departments such as Financial Aid, Conduct and Community Standards, the Accessible Education Center, and the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance. This position supervises the Student Services Support Specialist and manages multiple related budgets.

The Assistant Dean has a key role in interpreting and implementing faculty and university legislation regarding students, and sits on several school, university, and bar committees. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs/Law Dean of Students. Working occasional weekends and evenings is required of this position as well as regional travel.

Minimum Requirements
• JD from ABA-accredited law school
• Five years of professional experience working with students in a higher education environment

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated ability to: 1) work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with multiple intersectional identities; and 2) advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university community
• Strong interpersonal skills sufficient to inspire and work effectively which includes professionalism and collegiality in a team environment, excellent judgment, discretion, good humor, and the ability to make decisions in a timely manner
• Strong organizational, administrative, and leadership skills
• Strong oral and written communication skills which include the ability to write and speak persuasively
• Excellent problem solving skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet goals/deadlines
• Ability to work independently, while appropriately collaborating with others
• Ability to be a representative of the School of Law in relevant activities of the Bar and other
professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications
• Bar licensure in any jurisdiction (need not be current)
• Experience working with law students in an advisory capacity
• Experience working in a student affairs department or other student-facing departments such as accessible education, academic support, or conduct
• Supervisory experience or demonstration of skills that exhibit supervisory potential
• Experience assessing programmatic needs and successfully implementing new initiatives
• Event-planning experience with large-scale events such as orientation and commencement
• Experience working in student-focused online platforms such as Engage, Navigate, OrgSync, Symplicity, Canvas, etc.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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