Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Professional Development
The Assistant Dean for Student Engagement & Professional Development will be responsible for designing and implementing programs for the development of professional identity and supporting the personal and social development of the students. The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and staff and will be responsible for the integration of curricular and co-curricular programs and resources related to professional responsibility, career planning, networking, community outreach, and pro bono student activities. In addition, the Assistant Dean for Student Development will plan and execute programming and events, including Law School graduation formalities, and will facilitate the formation and operation of all student groups. Furthermore, this individual will provide individual counseling and referrals for students with difficult personal circumstances, disabilities, and life challenges and workshops for students on common issues including stress management and management of financial resources. The Assistant Dean will work with the University Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution to resolve all disciplinary matters within the Law School. Lastly, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for pro-active programming creating an inclusive learning environment in the Law School and education relating to the development of culturally competent lawyers.
UMass School of Law - Dartmouth is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, administration and student body and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups who will add diversity to the Law School Community.
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EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate and admission to practice in any jurisdiction.
EXPERIENCE: Significant experience with legal education and/or the legal profession. A minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in higher education or the legal profession.
OTHER: Must have a broad understanding of multi-constituency, diversity and inclusiveness. Experience with budget development and oversight.
To apply please send a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three professional references to: Search for Assistant Dean for Student Engagement and Professional Development, Office of Human Resources, 285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747.
The University of Massachusetts is an EEO/AA employer.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on all potential employees.