Director of Compliance and Administration, School of Law

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Legal Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Director of Compliance and Administration, School of Law

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Position Summary

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 professional growth.

Essential Job Functions of Position

Oversees compliance with American Bar Association ( ABA ) standards and American Association of American Law Schools’ membership rules.

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 signature.

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 compliance.

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 education.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Effective interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
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


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Advertised Pay

$65K or commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours


Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

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 inclusion.
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 parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have a JD from an ABA approved law school?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of compliance experience do you have?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • more than 5 years
  4. * How many years of experience do you have supervising administrative functions?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Do you have work experience in a higher education environment?
    • Yes, in the field I am applying for
    • Yes, but in a different field than I am applying for
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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