Assistant Director of Student Affairs

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-06
Req: JR04917
Department32370 Law School

About the UnitThe University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since. For more information on the law school,

Job Information

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago Law School is seeking an Assistant Director of Student Affairs to join the Office of the Dean of Students. The Office of the Dean of Students provides a wide range of support for the Law School’s student population, which includes approximately 700 JD, LLM, and JSD students. In addition to planning key Law School events including Orientation and Graduation, the Office of the Dean of Students provides academic, personal, and curricular advising, advises the Law School’s 70+ student organizations, and offers student programming on a variety of topics, including diversity, leadership, and wellness. The Assistant Director of Students works closely with and supports the Dean of Students staff, assisting with the range of activities and services offered by the Office.


  • Provide academic advising, curricular advising, and personal counseling to students
  • Respond to student bar-related questions
  • Serve as the liaison to the Registrar’s Office on tasks related to faculty course evaluations and exam administration
  • Participate in the managing and planning of events organized and supported by the Office of the Dean of Students including Orientation, Graduation, and community-building programming
  • Recruit and train peer advisors and manage the peer advisor program
  • Contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the Office’s mission, operations, policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students


  • Outstanding interpersonal skills characterized by the ability to effectively interact and work with a range of constituents, including Law School students, faculty and staff
  • Strong client-service orientation
  • Exceptional organizational and oral/written communication skills
  • Solid project management skills, with the ability to handle frequent interruptions while completing work accurately and on time
  • Excellent professional judgment
  • Resourceful problem-solver with the ability to anticipate problems and generate options for resolution
  • Social perceptiveness and a strong sense of empathy
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and security of student records following confidentiality rules established by FERPA, the State of Illinois, and the University of Chicago
  • Experience in multicultural contexts and the ability to work with multicultural/diverse groups

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Master's Degree Required, J.D. Preferred


  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in student affairs or higher education required

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit EligibilityYes

Pay Frequency

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5


Job is Exempt?Yes

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-05-06-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-06-08:00

Posting Statement:The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/7/2019
Application Due: 6/2/2019
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