Director of Compliance and Administration, School of Law
The Director of Compliance and Administration, School of Law ( SOL
) will work with SOL leadership and administrative staff to review,
establish, update and implement policies and procedures for the SOL
. Responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating current
operations, trends in law education, University strategic plans,
and developing operational plans and strategies to support SOL
goals. In addition, the position will effectively supervise
assigned staff to maximize employee performance and facilitate
Essential Job Functions of Position
Oversees compliance with American Bar Association ( ABA ) standards
and American Association of American Law Schools’ membership
Oversees preparation of the ABA annual and site evaluation
questionnaire; responds to US News and other surveys and
questionnaires, providing data, compiling documentation, and
formatting responses and reports as needed to reflect the SOL in
the most positive, professional manner possible.
Oversees continuing education compliance reporting and
certificates, including the Kansas Continuing Legal Education
Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the National
Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
Works with Legal, Purchasing, and the Office of Sponsored Programs
on contracts with vendors, visiting faculty, and other
organizations, and consults with other University departments as
necessary. Drafts/prepares and submits contracts for approval and
Effectively supervises administrative support staff to maximize
employee performance and facilitate professional growth. Maintains
a healthy, fair, and inclusive work environment by promoting
diversity, exercising teamwork and collaboration. Actively promotes
a professional workplace culture of mutual respect and collegiality
for all members of the institution.
Recommends candidates for hire, discipline, and other
personnel-related actions for staff to address and resolve issues.
Works with Human Resources and SOL staff to write/update position
descriptions and recruit to fill vacancies. Coordinates screening
committee activities, scheduling meetings, providing materials, and
liaison with Human Resources to support committees and ensure
compliance with University policy, regulations and procedures, and
EEO statutes and regulations.
Will monitor the appearance and function of SOL facilities to
identify, plan and order needed maintenance, repair, renovations,
improvements, construction, and space management.
Oversees preparations for December and May SOL graduation
ceremonies and other special SOL events to ensure their effective
coordination and the success of each event.
Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as
appropriate in support of the SOL .
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years experience
supervising administrative functions. Previous experience with
Preferred: Juris Doctor from an ABA -accredited law school. Five
years of experience supervising administrative functions. Three
years of experience with compliance. Experience working in higher
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to
Proficiency with MS Excel and Word. Demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively and develop relationships with students, staff and
faculty. A proven ability to maintain confidentiality, act
ethically and adapt well to change. Effective problem-solving,
organizational and follow-up skills. Ability to effectively meet
deadlines and lead compliance review. Demonstrated project
management and supervisory skills.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
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$65K or commensurate with experience
Regular Business Hours
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and
teaching-focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages
the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek
candidates committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We
encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
For earliest consideration apply by
Posting Close Date
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Documents Needed to Apply
- * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
- Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
- * Do you have a JD from an ABA approved law school?
- * How many years of compliance experience do you have?
- Less than 1 year
- 1-2 years
- 3 years
- 3-5 years
- more than 5 years
- * How many years of experience do you have supervising
- Less than 1 year
- 1-2 years
- 3 years
- 3-5 years
- More than 5 years
- * Do you have work experience in a higher education
- Yes, in the field I am applying for
- Yes, but in a different field than I am applying for
- Cover Letter