Assistant Director for Student Affairs, College of Law

Tallahassee, FL
Jun 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41754

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 06/22/2017


College of Law - Student Affairs


This position supports the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in connecting law students with resources for personal and professional development, in and out of the classroom, to support their academic success. Assists the academic mission of the College of Law by helping to foster an engaged learning environment for all students, as well as supporting students who may experience personal or learning, mental or physical challenges.
The Assistant Director advises students and offers basic educational and personal counseling, combined with referrals to the Student Disability Resource Center and other campus resources such as Office of Financial Aid and Student Activities Center. Serves as the primary point of contact with these offices.
Provides financial aid assistance to incoming and current law students. Develops the Cost of Attendance Budget and Financial Aid newsletters. Designs and coordinates financial aid related workshops throughout the year including budgeting, debt consolidation, and bar study loans.
Under the leadership of the Associate Dean, organizes the logistics and programming for all major College events including 1L Orientations, Transfer Orientation, Graduation, Summer for Undergraduates Program, bar exam success programs and workshops, professionalism activities, and related events and activities.
Serves as Co-Director of the Pro Bono Program, including overseeing the collection, management and certification of completion of the pro bono graduation requirement for all JD students. Responsible for planning the Pro Bono Program orientation and the Pro Bono Fair, and maintaining relationships with the pre-approved pro bono sites and advising and educating students about the pro bono requirement. Works closely with 30+ law student organizations, including designing the leadership orientation and new officer transition and awards luncheons, ensuring all law RSOs are properly registered with and in compliance with the Student Activities Center, and monitoring Law School Council appropriations and serving as the advisor to the LSC board.
Coordinates, compiles and sends out the weekly Student Announcements and works with student leaders and staff to implement effective and efficient means of broadcasting student events and important administrative announcements. Assists with the design and development of the Commencement Program and the complete and timely collection of information for said brochure, such as honors designation and certificate program completion.
Supervises Academic Support Assistant, assigning tasks and proving regular feedback on work performance. Participates in the hiring of all new employees for the office.
Performs other related responsibilities as required.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree and four years of experience in student services (Note: higher education may substitute at an equivalent rate.)
Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook) or equivalent software, and Adobe Acrobat or similar software. Knowledge of standard office procedures and equipment is essential. Must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally in writing; to work independently and prioritize work so that deadlines are met; and to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, and interdepartmental personnel. Experience developing and implementing programs, and experience with event planning is required.
The College of Law prefers that applicants attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.

Contact Info

Nancy Benavides
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Florida State University College of Law

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated salary range $47,659-$55,000

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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