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Assistant Dean of Students
University of California, Hastings College of Law

  • Jan. 8, 2018
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Law - General
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Under the general direction of the Academic Dean’s Office, the Assistant Dean of Students oversees
and manages two departments: Students Services and Student Health Services (medical and
psychiatric). This position also plays a critical role in helping create an environment where students can
be engaged and thrive by representing both College and student needs. In pursuit of this goal, the
Assistant Dean of Students oversees a wide variety of activities, resources, and services, including
community events, wellness programming, student organizations, student leadership development,
academic planning, orientation, and commencement, among others.
The Assistant Dean currently reports to the Associate Academic Dean, a faculty position, whose
responsibility includes most student affairs at the College. The College is considering whether to vest
authority for student affairs in a professional staff position. The ideal candidate for the Assistant Dean
of Students position would be an applicant prepared to assume a larger role in the near future.

Typical duties and responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
 Manages the day-to-day activities of Student Services, including hiring, termination,
evaluation, and staff coordination;
 Formulates recommendations for and manages the Student Services state and non-state
 Recommends and implements policies and procedures for the operation of Student Services
 Works collaboratively with students, other departments, and College leadership to streamline
student related College policies and procedures, and recommends new ones as appropriate;
 Counsels individual students regarding a wide variety of areas, including moral character and
other bar admission issues, and academic planning;
 Receives, investigates and monitors student grievances and complaints;
 Participates in the creation and assessment of professional readiness programming for
students, including Inns of Court;
 Assists with cross-departmental coordination and communication regarding student
programming and scheduling;
 Coordinates with Enrollment Management, Records, and other departments to effectively
onboard incoming 1L students and transfer students;
 Conducts student outreach and interacts with students as individuals, and as members of
various student organizations, including student government;
 Works as a member of the team that supports students experiencing difficulties;
 Collects and assists with the analysis of student satisfaction/experience survey data and
assists with the development and implementation of responsive changes;
 Initiates program changes and new programs to respond to student needs.
Responsible for overseeing the performance of the following:
 Student Health Services Manager;
 Large- and small-scale events, including new student orientation (both for incoming 1Ls and
for transfer students), commencement, study snacks and other exam support efforts, student
wellness programming, bar lunch program, and community tutoring program;
 Various student activities and events to develop a sense of community;
 Academic planning resources and programs;
 Production of materials, including the student handbook, handbook for student organizations,
and the graduation guidebook;
 Faculty advising for students, including evaluating effectiveness and level of engagement;
 Registration and supervision of over 60 student organizations, including leadership training for
student leaders;
 Support for students who are parents, such as the childcare rebate program, and works with
directly with parents regarding priority registration;
 Student employment for Student Services.

 J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school, CA or NY bar exam passer (admission to
practice preferred); and
 At least five years progressively responsible experience in the supervision/administration of
personnel in student facing programs in a higher education environment, preferably a law
school; or
 Any equivalent combination of education and related work experience resulting in the
possession of the required skills, knowledge and abilities to successfully perform the job.

 Ability to manage the operations of various complex student services programs;
 Analyze complex situations and propose appropriate policies or actions;
 Interact courteously and effectively with students, faculty, staff and external constituencies,
with a strong customer service orientation;
 Work well with a diverse student population and across departments, as a member of a team
to advance student success;
 Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
 Be proactive, creative, and solution-oriented;
 Demonstrate strong organizational and project management skills;
 Knowledge of Bar admission requirements, law school academic programs,
advising/counseling techniques, and principles and practices of higher education student
personnel and budget administration;
 Maintain confidentiality and security of student records, in compliance with laws including
 Undertake basic data compilation and analysis;
 Must be detail-oriented, but efficient and able to prioritize.

  • UC Hastings College of the Law is an equal opportunity employer. UC Hastings strives to provide
    a diverse and inclusive educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual
    understanding and respect. UC Hastings College of the Law is interested in candidates who will
    contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified
    women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Human Resources
    University of California, Hastings College of Law
    200 McAllister St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102


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