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Senior Program Coordinator Trial Advocacy (14802)

American University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Incumbent provides and oversees the provision of logistical and administrative support to the Stephen S. Weinstein Advocacy Program (“Advocacy Program”), which includes oversight of and support for approximately 50 adjunct faculty members. The incumbent also provides student support services to all students affiliated with the Advocacy Program, including LLM students, Mock Trial Honor Society, Moot Court Honor Society, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Transactional team students, and interested JD students. She/he assists with curricular planning; recommends, and implements initiatives pertaining to the evaluation of faculty teaching.

Essential Functions
  1. Provide support to adjunct faculty members teaching Advocacy courses. Coordinate the scheduling, enrollment, and course materials for Advocacy courses.
  2. Assist the Advocacy Program Director and staff in the implementation of new curriculum. Coordinate identification of new adjunct faculty members.
  3. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate any administrative staff. Train and oversee approximately 5 student Dean’s Fellows/Research Assistants per semester.
  4. Serve as the point of contact for students and staff interested in the Advocacy Program and other mock trial programs. Maintain Program contacts, appointments, and correspondence.
  5. Coordinate all administrative aspects of the Advocacy Program. Provide adjunct faculty and student support.
  6. Coordinate logistics for major events sponsored by the Advocacy Program, including the annual mock trial competitions. Identify and recruit local attorneys, judges, and jurors.

Supervisory Responsibility
  • Incumbent may supervise part-time administrative assistants.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Full Time
  • Coordinator/Analyst A
  • Non-Exempt
  • This is a union-eligible position.
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training, or experience.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience. Minimum of 3 years of office experience and/or in a university/law office.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and Access.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Advanced knowledge of databases.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about Microsoft Publisher, website design, and social media marketing.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn more about our health and safety directive.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options .

Union Eligibility

This position is part of a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 500. That means the terms and conditions of your employment are governed by university policy (including the Staff Personnel Policies Manual) and any collective bargaining agreement entered into between American University and SEIU Local 500.

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