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Nonprofit Clinic Director

Apply now Job no: 528031
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Legal/Law

Department: School of Law
Rank: Assistant Professor, Clinical
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Salary: $70,000 to $80,000 per year

Review of Applications Begins
September 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application including three references, please upload:
• A cover letter which includes subject matter interests
• A current resume
• A statement addressing your potential contribution(s) to diversity, equity, and inclusion (see below)

As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a statement about promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating such statements, the law school will consider awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to UO’s mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and create an inclusive campus; and other relevant factors.

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.

The Nonprofit Clinic engages law students, as well as graduate students from the Conflict and Dispute Resolution master’s program, the Unversity’s Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and the Lundquist School of Business. Working on interdisciplinary teams, students serve Oregon-based nonprofits by conducting highly tailored governance assessments that culiminate in detailed written reports along with in-person presentations to boards of directors. Students develop valuable professional skills and provide a meaningful service to Oregon nonprofits.

Since the Clinic’s inception, 90 Oregon Nonprofits have received assessments through the participation of 162 students. The Clinic is funded by multi-year grants which currently run through 2026.

To date, the Clinic has been offered once each year during the Spring semester. As a result of additional funding, the Clinic will expand to include a new fall semester beginning in 2022.

Position Summary
The Director will continue to teach the Spring course, focusing on assessments. In addition, the Director will develop and teach the new Fall semester course for law students, which will provide follow-up legal assistance on a range of business legal matters for nonprofits. The Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Clinic including outreach across the U of O campus and the Oregon nonprofit community.

The Director position will be a 9-month, funding contingent, career non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor position that reports to the Director of Experiential Education. An additional month of summer salary will be offered to finalize Spring projects and prepare for fall.

The Director will work closely with faculty who are part of the law school’s nationally recognized Business Law Program. The Clinic is one of the Program’s experiential learning offerings.

Minimum Requirements
• JD from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic excellence or MPA, MBA, or terminal professional degree
• Three years relevant professional experience which includes knowledge, skills, and expertise in nonprofit governance and business law more generally
• Bar licensed in any jurisdiction with the capacity to become bar licensed in the state of Oregon

Professional Competencies
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills, as well as organizational, administrative and supervisory skills.
• Strong editing skills. Ability to guide student writers through multiple drafts to produce and present a professional, high quality, complex assessment report to clients
• 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.
• Proven or potential for teaching success
• Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals, deadlines
• Demonstrated leadership and initiative
• Budget management skills and experience

Preferred Qualifications
Significant experience with and knowledge about nonprofit organizations and business legal matters that impact nonprofits. Ideal candidates will also have experience in supervising students.


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.

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