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Director, Schaden Experiential Learning

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School encourages applications for a Director for the Schaden Experiential Learning Program to lead experiential education opportunities related to externships, student lawyering competitions, and the volunteer public service pledge program.

The Director interacts with a variety of experiential education programs, focusing on those related to public service opportunities, externships, and student competitions, and builds expansive connections with Colorado Law students, faculty, staff, and a wide range of people in the legal community, including local and national legal employers, attorneys, leaders, academics, and judges.

This role also provides budget oversight and serves as the advisor for the Barristers’ Council, the student organization comprised of the mock trial, moot court, and transactional law divisions. This position recruits judges for Colorado Law’s signature competitions including the Carrigan Cup Student Trial Competition and the Rothgerber Moot Court Competition.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are designed to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Strategic Guidance and Planning
  • Develop and lead all aspects of a full range of high-quality experiential learning opportunities, including legal externship placement sites across a range of substantive legal areas, student lawyering competitions, and volunteer public service legal projects.
  • Assess and refine the portfolio of experiential learning opportunities annually to ensure that there is a robust range and that the opportunities are pedagogically sound.
  • Review and approve academic credit for externships and student lawyering competitions.
  • Ensure that the Law School has a national presence related to experiential learning, including pursuing opportunities for Colorado Law to participate in and host national student lawyering competitions.
Cultivating External Relationships
  • Represent Colorado Law as the primary administrator and liaison for externship supervisors, externship adjunct faculty, and student lawyering competition coaches.
  • Build and maintain an extensive network of legal professionals, including members of the judiciary and bar, and Colorado Law alumni, to supervise externships, public service legal projects, and coach and judge student lawyering competitions.
  • Partner with the Law School’s advancement team to fundraise to support experiential learning.
Curriculum, Teaching and Advising
  • Build and supervise all curricular components of Colorado Law’s externship program and ensure the curriculum aligns with the Law School Rules and with American Bar Association standards.
  • Advise and guide adjunct faculty who teach the externship seminar.
  • Teach the general externship seminar and the advanced externship seminar.
  • Advise, guide and supervise students and serve as faculty advisor for the student lawyer competition teams and the public service lawyering program.
  • Supervise Schaden Program Assistant, including finding opportunities for administrative staff’s professional development.
  • Support the development of the Program Assistant's own supervisory skills.
What You Should Know
  • This position supports a hybrid work modality with an anticipated 3 days in the office and 2 remote days per week.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required. Some travel to student externship locations in Denver/Boulder area may be required as well.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $80,000 annually. Relocation is available within Colorado Law guidelines.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • A Juris Doctor degree.
  • Two years of legal experience.
What You Will Need
  • Familiarity with strategic planning processes, particularly in educational institutions.
  • Ability to manage senior administrative responsibilities, including oversight of multiple programs.
  • Skilled at creating and fostering professional relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with law students, administrators, faculty, alumni, and community members.
  • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, multiple legal practice settings.
  • Possess a strong interest in experiential learning and public service.
  • Ability to represent Colorado Law in a positive and professional manner.
  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Attention to detail, ability to follow through, and ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, staff, faculty, and community members.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Experience in the areas of legal education or legal administration.
  • Experience working for a higher education institution.
  • Experience with legal experiential learning and public service.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 6/12/2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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