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Associate Dean of Students
Title:Associate Dean of Students
Department:David A. Clarke School of Law
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2B

Salary Range: $97,651 - $117,111

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location:  4200 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The incumbent carries out a variety of management duties in support of the student services functions in the School of Law. The position requires skills in communicating effectively with diverse populations, and organizing and maintaining a full complement of current information on law school programming, student organizations and professional and health counseling resources. It also requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage competing priorities in a time conscious manner. The incumbent reports to the Dean or Dean’s designee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages Student Services functions with regard to full-time and part-time programs and students.
  2. Supervises career and professional development staff and programs.
  3. Develops annual budget request for Student Services and modifies as needed during the year.
  4. Oversees the development, implementation and maintenance of comprehensive programs of student retention, bar passage, career development, student programming, professional and health related counseling, and character and fitness for bar admission.
  5. Maintains regular communication with all matriculating students; routinely surveying and evaluating the quality and breadth of services essential to sustaining successful matriculation and positive attitudes toward the School of Law and University.
  6. Fosters an environment that maximizes growth and development for students, administrators, and staff.
  7. Submits annual upgrades or customization requests for BANNER and other systems as appropriate.
  8. Serves as liaison with the University’s Office of Services for Students with Disabilities; ensures that qualified students are afforded reasonable accommodations as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  9. Advises on student services personnel and non-personnel services needs as appropriate.
  10. Assists Assistant Dean of Admission and other professionals, to staff law day, regional forums, open house, and other student activities.
  11. Represents the School of Law at informational sessions and public meetings as appropriate.
  12. Plans with the administrative team, faculty and staff new student orientation, graduation, student town hall meetings, student organization meetings and other student events.
  13. Interacts with appropriate law school staff and reviews relevant materials to maintain complete and current knowledge of the School of Law, policy, and procedures.
  14. Prepares reports as required.
  15. Maintains appropriate statistics on student programs and activities.
  16. Reviews student organization budgets and provides technical support to student organizations as needed.
  17. Supervises staff and student aides as appropriate.
  18. Participates in hiring process as needed.
  19. Publicizes student achievement and activities in Advocate, website and external publications.

Other Duties

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Candidate must hold an earned J.D. degree; Current Bar Membership
  • 5 years increasing responsibility in Law School Student Services
  • 3 years of experience in Law School Administration or Management

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.  

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business,  or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EEO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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