Barry University School of Law is seeking an Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives; Law School Diversity Officer. The Assistant Dean will assist the Dean, and collaborate with members of the senior administrative team and faculty, with reporting requirements, special projects, and student issues. Oversee and implement programming designed to support the strategic initiatives of the law school, including strategic planning, and the development and implementation of a sustainable assessment program.
Handle all reporting requirements including, but not limited to, the annual ABA Questionnaire, the annual ABA Employment Questionnaire, AALS reports, Board of Trustees reports, Florida Bar reports, and SACS reporting requirements by:
Collecting data from all law school departments related to graduates, employment, curricular changes,
programmatic changes, alumni, etc.;
Preparing and analyzing ABA/AALS self-studies consisting of over 200-page reports, as well as other
reports and responses, and maintaining current documentation to support each report;
Analyzing the reportings and reviewing the ABA standards to ensure all is in compliance;
Maintaining and updating files demonstrating compliance with ABA standards; and
Assisting the Dean with ABA, SACS and other site visits.
Support the strategic initiatives of the Dean by:
Assisting faculty members with scholarly development, publication needs, and presentations;
Overseeing research grants for faculty scholarship, maintaining records, and ensuring compliance with
Reviewing research grant publications and assisting with all faculty development and scholarship needs;
Supporting the Dean’s initiatives in the community including, without limitation, initiatives with respect to
the American Bar Association, Chambers of Commerce, Florida Bar, and other legal and non-legal
Supporting the Dean’s initiatives with respect to alumni, development and administration of the Law School;
Developing and following through with the Law School’s strategic plan and ensuring its alignment with the
strategic plan and initiatives of the University ;
Developing and implementing a sustainable assessment program; and
Assisting the Dean with other strategic initiatives, including research of best practices and contract
Serve as the Law School Diversity & Inclusion Officer by:
Collaborating with, and supporting outreach by, the Admissions Office on diversity initiatives relative to
prospective student outreach, with a focus on the Law School’s commitment to having a student body that
is diverse with respect to gender, race, and ethnicity;
Developing programs and coordinating services to promote an inclusive community and support students
from underrepresented minority groups;
Working closely with Director of Marketing and Media Relations to enhance and develop marketing
materials that support the mission of the Law School, promote an inclusive community, and focus on the
diversity of the Law School;
Liaising with the Director of Student Life and faculty advisors of student groups that primarily serve the
needs of underrepresented minority groups;
Tracking and maintaining data regarding the success of the diversity initiatives of the Law School; and
Attending annual professional development trainings and conferences.
Assist Dean and collaborate, as assigned by Dean, with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Student Affairs by:
Preparing for each admission class (fall and spring) through marketing, development of curricular sequence,
advising, assigning mentors, and updating policies and procedures;
Updating existing Student Handbook and Law School forms;
Assisting with overflow student issues; and
Assisting in the recruiting process of faculty members.
One to three years related experience in a law school required;
Strongly preferred: ABA experience,Strategic Planning, Law School Admissions, Faculty development
Ability to solve problems, follow through on assigned projects and be a strategic thinker.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to counsel students and work with deans.
Barry University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Barry University does not discriminate applicants or employees for terms of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other terms prohibited under the county ordinance, state or federal law.
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