Director of Academic Resources and Diversity

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.


Student Support Programming:

  • With the Student Affairs team, plan and execute the Academic Enhancement Program, including planning and presenting the pre-law school Summer Institute, Skill-building 1L Sessions, centering sessions, and outlining and exam skills workshops; and
  • Hire, train and supervise upper division student Teaching Fellows who coordinate Skills-building 1L Sessions, focusing on skill-building within in each first-year subject areas.

Bar Exam Preparation & Support:

  • Teach a section or sections of the for-credit bar skills course;
  • Provide individual support for students and graduates as they prepare to sit for the bar exam;
  • With the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, create and present program for bar retakers
  • Work with the law school faculty and administration on analysis of academic achievement and bar examination results and strategies for maximizing academic success and bar passage.

Student Advising:

  • Counsel students on study techniques, crisis management, professionalism, and curriculum planning;
  • Meet individually with students regarding study skills and exam preparation; and
  • Assist students with preparing individual study strategies and plans.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion:

  • Serve on the law school’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee, the institutional Equity & Inclusion Committee, the Oregon State Bar’s Diversity Committee, and as a liaison for the law school’s affinity student organizations; and
  • Represent the law school at Diversity events and with Diversity Organizations in the legal community.

Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic and extracurricular success in law school
  • State bar membership
  • Three years of law practice experience or in student support
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to think imaginatively and critically about techniques to improve law students' academic development, and to design, implement, and manage innovative programs to promote that development
  • The ability to handle confidential information and exhibit good judgment in working with students, faculty, and staff;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, faculty, and administrators; and
  • The ability to juggle multiple competing priorities and meet firm deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Oregon State Bar membership
  • Five or more years of law practice experience or in student support
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and people with disabilities
  • Work or volunteer experience with communities underrepresented in the legal profession
  • Knowledge of education theory and learning styles
  • Familiarity with the subjects tested on and the format of the Uniform Bar Exam.

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Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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