Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Officer of Administration
Academic Advising/Support, Legal/Law
School of Law
Appointment Type and Duration:
$90,000 - $105,000
Application Review Begins
June 9, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of
three professional references.
Note that this position has been REVISED. Please read the updated
The University of Oregon School of Law is a dynamic, ABA-accredited
law school and Oregon's only public law school. Degrees offered
include: Juris Doctor (JD), Master of Laws (LLM), Master of
Conflict and Dispute Resolution (CRES), and a minor in
undergraduate legal studies. Oregon Law's mission is to provide a
world-class education. We prepare students through excellent
classroom teaching paired with a multitude of practical experience
opportunities and robust professional development. Our faculty
produce exceptional research and scholarship. We accomplish our
mission in a positive, inclusive environment where we strive to
provide everyone opportunities to grow, contribute, and develop.
Our aim is to learn, teach, and practice the principles of equity
and justice as critical foundations for our overall effort to
achieve excellence as a top-ranked law school. Success in this work
requires a diverse group of people in various faculty and staff
roles working in one of our two locations, Eugene and Portland. The
University of Oregon is located within the traditional homelands of
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The Assistant Dean for Student Affairs provides leadership for the
area of student affairs with a focus on student success. This
position is responsible for direct student advising, support, and
services including academic advising, financial aid and scholarship
support, execution of assigned accommodations, wellness
programming, coordination of orientation, administration of bar
support programs, and planning for commencement.
This position will serve as an advisor to the Moot Court Board. The
Assistant Dean also serves as the law school's Deputy Title IX
officer. They will serve as the law school's primary liaison with
several University of Oregon departments such as Financial Aid,
Conduct and Community Standards, the Accessible Education Center,
and the Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance. This
position supervises the Student Services Support Specialist and
manages multiple related budgets.
The Assistant Dean has a key role in interpreting and implementing
faculty and university legislation regarding students, and sits on
several school, university, and bar committees. This position
reports to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs/Law Dean of
Students. Working occasional weekends and evenings is required for
this position as well as regional travel.
- JD from ABA-accredited law school.
- Four years of relevant professional work experience such as
advising, coaching, programming, event planning, professional
development, and administration.
- Demonstrated ability to 1) work effectively with students,
staff, and faculty from culturally diverse backgrounds and with
multiple intersectional identities; and 2) advance diversity,
equity, and inclusion in the university community.
- Strong interpersonal skills; credible; emotionally intelligent
and able to respond effectively to struggling students or those
dealing with challenging circumstances; collegial and
collaborative; exercises excellent judgment and discretion;
supportive, compassionate, and encouraging; able to make decisions
in a timely manner.
- Strong organizational, administrative, and leadership
- Strong oral and written communication skills which include the
ability to write and speak persuasively.
- Excellent problem-solving skills with proven ability to
strategize, prioritize, and multi-task to meet
- Ability to work independently, while appropriately
collaborating with others.
- Ability to be a representative of the School of Law in relevant
activities of the Bar and other professional organizations.
- Bar licensure in any jurisdiction (need not be
- Experience working with law students in an advisory
- Experience working in a student affairs department or other
student-facing departments such as accessible education, academic
support, admissions, career planning, or conduct.
- Supervisory experience or demonstration of skills that exhibit
- Experience assessing programmatic needs and successfully
implementing new initiatives.
- Event-planning experience with large-scale events such as
orientation and commencement.
- Experience working in student-focused online platforms such as
Engage, Navigate, OrgSync, Symplicity, Canvas, etc.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
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practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
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