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Director of the Animal Law Litigation Project

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Director of the Animal Law Litigation Project (ALLP) is responsible for the day-to-day operational, administrative, and financial management of the ALLP. In addition to being the Project Director, the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to teach, as an adjunct professor, one other animal law course in the program, and is principally responsible for mentoring, directing, teaching, and supervising Project students regarding litigation aimed at establishing and expanding legal protections and rights for farmed animals. The Animal Law Litigation Project is an integral part of the law school’s renowned Center for Animal Law Studies. For more information, please visit

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Application Requirements:
  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Diversity Statement - The Diversity Statement should outline your experiences with diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities

Animal Law Litigation Project Operations (45%)
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Animal Law Litigation Project to run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Administer all ALLP financial operations.

  • Write reports, interact with multiple funders, ensure grant compliance.

  • Prepare budgets for multiple restricted and unrestricted accounts.

  • Create and present periodic financial reports to stakeholders.

  • Maintain a system of accurate accounting records.

  • Assist with ALLP financial growth strategy decision-making.

Project Director (45%)
  • Teaching responsibilities include the supervision of students in all aspects of client representation, case selection and client communications, along with some administrative duties related to managing cases and record keeping.

  • Participate in committees, special visitor events, and other professional engagements throughout the academic year.

  • May also have the opportunity to teach, as an adjunct professor, one other animal law course in the program.

Executive Leadership & Administration Support (10%)
  • Work with CALS leadership to provide comprehensive and compelling reports for donors, potential donors, foundations, proposals, quarterly reports, end-of-year reports.

  • Work with CALS Communications team to provide content and ideas for various marketing, outreach, campaign, and social media opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Requires a Doctorate or Juris Doctorate degree

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience

  • 5+ years of litigation experience

  • Oregon State Bar Membership or the ability to waive in.

  • Critical thinking

  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with numerous stakeholders and interdisciplinary partners in the NGO, academic, and for-profit sectors

  • Experience mentoring, directing, teaching, and supervising students.

Preferred Qualifications
  • 5-9 years of relevant experience

  • Commensurate with Experience

  • Benefits Eligible: YES

  • 37.5 hrs/week (Full-Time)

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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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.

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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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