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Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs
Title:Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs
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: DS0058/4

Salary Range: $55,488.16 - $74,765.45

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

The Assistant Director of Academic Support and Bar Programs assists the Director of Academic Support in all aspects of the School of Law’s academic support and bar preparation programs. This is a 12-month position that includes academic support and bar preparation activities for incoming students, current students, and alumni of the School of Law. The Assistant Director may also be assigned to assist the Director with the full-time academic support and bar preparation programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach academic skills workshops in the summer Mason Enhancement Program for Academic Success (MEPAS);
  2. Teach first-year academic skills workshops for 1L students during the fall semester;
  3. Organize and administer practice exams for 1L students during the fall semester;
  4. Coordinate and implement diagnostic bar examinations for incoming students in the fall and for current students at the end of the spring semester;
  5. Coordinate and implement the bar preparation program for graduating students;
  6. Coordinate and implement a bar preparations program for alumni;
  7. Provide individual counseling and tutoring to students;
  8. Serve on the Bar Passage Task Force to design, implement and evaluate programs and services to improve first-time bar passage rates; and
  9. Other duties related to academic support, success, retention, and bar preparation as assigned by the Director of Academic Support.

Minimum Job Requirements

  1. Applicants must possess a juris doctorate (J.D.) degree with a record of high academic achievement from an ABA-accredited law school. Applicants must also be a member in good standing of any bar in the United States.
  2. The ideal candidate should have experience in academic support or teaching, at the college or law school level.
  3. Evening and some weekend work is required.
Required Competencies


  1. Excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to academic support, including knowledge of the best models and practices available to encourage student success. This will require regular research in this area, specific training, as necessary, involvement in relevant forums and conferences and regular reading of higher education news sources.
  3. Ability to exercise initiative and creativity in implementing responsibilities.
  4. Dedication to students, commitment to excellence in creating and providing student support services and ensuring student success.
  5. Commitment to working in a collaborative environment with other team members.
  6. Ability to be discreet in handling confidential and sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations.

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.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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 EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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