Location
Coral Gables, Florida
Posted
Oct 08, 2018
Ref
65131118
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Program Manager, International Graduate Law Programs works closely with the Director and the Associate Director of the International Graduate Law Programs to coordinate and manage the daily operation of the programs and services to current, prospective and former students.

The Office of the International Graduate Law Programs is responsible for two Master of Laws degrees: the International Law LL.M. and the Maritime Law LL.M. All programs are open for both U.S. and foreign law graduates. Within the International Law LL.M, the School offers three specializations: U.S. and Transnational Law for Foreign Lawyers, International Law, and Inter-American Law. IGLP also coordinates an Intensive Legal English Program for LL.M. students.

In a typical year, we have over 50 new students from 20 or more different countries around the globe. During a regular academic year, the office provides services to over 70 students, including full-time, part-time and students who transferred to the J.D. program. The number of students is expected to grow.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to the Director & Lecturer of International Graduate Law Programs

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Manager is responsible for all functions related to daily operations of the International Graduate Law Programs, including supervision of administrative assistants and work-study staff.

Responsible for organization and supervision of recruitment and admissions processes. Evaluate and revise current recruiting materials, update brochures and applications, marketing and advertisement materials, web page and correspondence. Ensure adequate processing of applications and all communications with prospective students, admitted students and verified students. Coordinate processing of student visas and other immigration matters for international students in cooperation with university central services.

Organize and supervise orientation for foreign lawyers in the beginning of the fall semester and all events surrounding graduation. Assist students with practical matters upon their arrival in Miami.

Responsible for assisting the Director and Associate Director in connection with academic advising of LL.M. students including, without limitation, course selection; graduation requirements; grades and approaches to academic improvement; communicating information to and among students about curriculum; and solving student academic problems.

Oversee the coordination of current students programming including academic workshops as well as activities outside the school including happy hours, networking events, socials for the students, etc. Organize, manage and improve presence in social networks and web-based communications.

Serve as alumni coordinator; coordinates with alumni liaisons to create communication and networking opportunities for alumni in their home countries; establishes and maintains alumni clubs, help alumni keep in touch after they leave, etc. Communicate with alumni to promote the International Graduate Law Programs as well as cultivate prospective employers.

Assist Director and Associate Director in in planning, development and implementation of new programs, services and activities which improve or promote the mission of International Graduate Law Programs.

Oversees, reviews and evaluates advertising programs and works directly with the Communications Department in developing new marketing strategies, design print and soft media and has final design authority on design and marketing strategy. Designs program materials for various events.

Interfaces with other Administrative office within the Law School as required for an efficient administration of the program. Will identify opportunities for cost saving opportunities while maintaining effective programming. Negotiates prices/costs with vendors, suppliers, venues and caterers.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience or comparable study or life experience. Fluent in foreign languages, Spanish strongly desired. Understanding of legal and cultural differences between countries. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Excellent knowledge of technology including, but not limited to, web design, use of blogs, chats, Youtube and networking media to communicate information to students. Experience in marketing, graphic designs, eCommunication, etc. Knowledge of Salesforce and Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Excellent customer service, communications (verbal/written), and interpersonal skills required. The position requires flexible schedule as some events involve evening and weekend participation.

Apply online. Position #P00005939

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!

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