Associate Director for Academic Counseling Columbia Law School

Columbia Law School
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 2, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director for Academic Counseling

Columbia Law School


Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Services, the Associate Director for Academic Counseling will have responsibilities that include providing academic counseling to law students, serving as the law school liaison for international J.D. students, advising domestic dual degree students, and serving as the administrative liaison for the 14 student-run journals. Evenings, weekends, and early morning hours are sometimes required.


  1. Counsel students on academic issues such as curriculum and scheduling choices
  • Work with faculty on academic issues related to specific students
  • Serve as a sounding board for student concerns about law school issues
  • Provide regular communication via emails and office hours to assigned cohort of first-year students and to students in the second and third years
  • Provide targeted and proactive advice to students enrolled in domestic dual degree programs to ensure compliance with graduation requirements
  • Counsel and provide support to international J.D. students, and serve as a liaison with ISSO for international J.D. student population
  • Lead monthly meetings with the Editors in Chief of the 14 student-run journals
    • Mange the journal application and match process
    • Connect student leaders to appropriate library professionals to ensure best practices are followed
    • Provide guidance and training related to the financial administration of the journals
  • Support large-scale programs such as Orientation, Graduation, and other office initiatives


    • Must be self-motivated and able to initiate and set goals and prioritize tasks
    • Demonstrated interest in student development and ability to work collaboratively with varied constituencies
    • Must have excellent judgment and be able to maintain confidentiality
    • Must possess excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to a diverse student population
    • Computer literacy required


    Minimum Requirements:

    Law degree required. Experience working with international students is a plus. This is a great role for someone interested in working in higher education administration and who enjoys working in a dynamic environment. A minimum of three to five years of relevant experience is required, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.


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    Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran and is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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