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Associate Director of Academic Success and Bar Support, School of Law
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted May 5, 2023
Title Associate Director of Academic Success and Bar Support, School of Law
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Law School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Law - General
The University at Buffalo, School of Law (UB Law) Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of their legal education. The Associate Director will report to and work closely with the Director of Academic Success and the Vice Dean of Student Affairs to support student academic progress, including teaching or co-teaching UB Law’s summer JumpStart program, running small group academic sessions, managing an individualized academic counseling program, and potentially developing and teaching coursework for students who need to strengthen foundational skills. The primary responsibility of this position and program is to support bar exam success initiatives. The associate director will also coordinate this work with various vice deans, faculty, and staff. The associate director must show an aptitude for working with diverse populations in an inclusive environment.

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Assist the director and various vice deans and faculty in developing new programming for student success, especially for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintain high level of integrity and confidentiality of student records and information.
  • Communicate regularly and respond promptly to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Assist the director and various vice deans and faculty in developing and implementing cohesive and comprehensive programming for students to promote their academic success through graduation and bar exam passage.
  • Develop curriculum as needed to meet program goals.
  • Data collection and analysis to impact decision making targeted at enhancing student academic success
  • Implement data-driven processes for evaluating the success of students and program goals.
  • Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of the law and rules necessary for successful completion of JD and LLM degrees in New York State as well as current and future exams, materials, and other requirements necessary to seek admission to the New York Bar.
  • Regularly review the academic and bar success programs, research best practices for these programs, and make recommendations to improve them.
  • Prepare and disseminate a variety of written communications to students including events, programs, and more.
  • Host and/or attend a variety of student events, activities, and workshops related to academic success.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the School of Law
Since its founding in 1887, the University at Buffalo School of Law - the State University of New York system’s only law school - has established an excellent reputation and is widely regarded as a leader in legal education. Its cutting-edge curriculum provides both a strong theoretical foundation and the practical tools graduates need to succeed in a competitive global marketplace, wherever they choose to practice. A special emphasis on interdisciplinary studies, public service and opportunities for hands-on clinical education makes UB School of Law unique among the nation’s premier public law schools.

About the University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the University at Buffalo will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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