Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
$70,000.00 - $105,000.00
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, College of Law, Academy for Justice

Arizona State University

College Of Law

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks a dynamic self-starter for the position of Director, College of Law. This position will manage ASU Law’s Academy for Justice (A4J), established by a $6.5 million grant in 2018. The center supports research, community information sharing, and outreach to policy makers and the public regarding cutting edge criminal justice reform issues. Potential reform areas include mental health, drug prohibition, policing, pre-trial and trial decision-making, sentencing and corrections. The successful candidate will take responsibility of supervising and operating the day-to-day functions of the center.


Salary Range

$70,000 - $105,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • In collaboration with the Faculty Director, plan and implement strategies to accomplish the program’s mission and promote the program’s work
  • Take the responsibility of supervising and operating the day-to-day functions of the program, including managing staff, funding, and operations
  • Provide leadership, supervision, and support to program staff, students, and partners
  • Develop and lead the implementation of goals and objectives of the program and monitor productivity
  • Create a budget plan and monitor all expenditures, administer program revenue accounts and oversee preparation of financial reports
  • Maintain, grow, and oversee the program’s Affiliate relationships
  • Assist with program outreach, marketing, and communications, including the website and social media
  • Travel to and represent the program and/or College of Law at various events
  • Oversee and enforce ASU and Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law policies and procedures
  • Physical presence in the workplace is an essential part of this position and is a requirement
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the program and/or ASU Law


Minimum Qualifications

Juris Doctorate.


Desired Qualifications

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of higher education administration.
  • Experience in project management and using organizational skills.
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  • Experience in using team leadership skills.
  • Experience working with social media.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices and methods of program administration and management including applicable federal regulations.
  • Experience in budget planning, financial and statistical analysis and standard fiscal management. 
  • Experience producing reports for grants and other sponsored projects.
  • Experience in using effective verbal and written communication skills across various media, including composition, editing, and presentation.
  • Experience in using strategic, analytical, and conceptual skills.
  • Experience in being collaborative, adaptable, pragmatic and an effective problem solver.
  • Experience with criminal justice reform policy, research, or activities.


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. 
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. 
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions. 
  • Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor and mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology.


Department Statement

Led by Dean Doug Sylvester, the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked a top 9 public law school and No. 25 nationally by U.S. News & World Report; ASU Law provides comprehensive and personalized legal education through graduate programs with a wide range of courses, popular focus areas, and unique experiences. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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