Faculty Support Manager - Sturm College of Law
Provide assistance to faculty at the Sturm College of Law in support of the academic mission in general, and in support of faculty members teaching, scholarly, and administrative responsibilities in particular. The key goal of this position is to ensure that the needs of the faculty are being met and priorities are defined. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. The Faculty Support Manager is responsible for overseeing team leads and staff members by assigning work and balancing work load among the team members and monitoring large projects and work assignments from start to finish, and is responsible for giving guidance to team leads and staff with daily priorities, delegation, coverage, and work tasks and issues. The position is also tasked with developing staff in specialized areas and also creating cross-training opportunities to ensure internal knowledge is retained.
Performing Faculty Support Functions
- Perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties. In addition to routine clerical support, compose complex correspondence and memoranda as needed. Review and edit for proper form and formalize final copies of outgoing correspondence and reports
- Classroom Support. Prepare materials for use of students and for classroom instruction (examinations, syllabi, etc.) using various software and/or languages (PowerPoint, HTML, FrontPage, Adobe Acrobat, etc.) This includes working with the University Copyright Office to clear copyrights of class materials. Work with the Registrar's Office to ensure that grades are reported accurately and in a timely fashion
- Answer phones and screen calls, letters, and visitors for faculty members. On behalf of faculty, act as a liaison with other administrative departments at the College of Law and the general public, to include public and private legal organizations, private practice law firms and elements of the judicial system.Provide support to students and research assistants as applicable
- Utilizing a high degree of word-processing software proficiency, type, edit, and finalize lengthy articles and manuscripts for faculty. Send materials to the proper places of publication with and sometimes without final review from faculty members
- Technology Support. Provide technical information and assistance to faculty members, on such issues as converting between file formats, decoding email attachments, and recovering data when necessary. Assist with new software upgrades and applications
- Schedule appointments, meetings, and make travel arrangements
- Assist faculty in the procurement of office supplies, classroom supplies, and when necessary request service for office and classroom machines and equipment
- Research, compile information and statistical data and produce reports related to class work, students, scholarship, and legal research utilizing sophisticated data base software such as Microsoft Access and SPSS. Conduct independent legal research for faculty members using the Internet, Westlaw, and Lexis/Nexis and perform administrative work that required knowledge of legal citation.
- Supervises three benefited employees, and several student workers.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience and education
- At least one year of management experience
- At least two years of administrative experience working in a legal and/or office setting
- Master's Degree (MBA or MSLA strongly preferred)
- Previous academic experience. Budget management experience
- Direct experience working with faculty strongly preferred
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.