Assistant Director, Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services
Assistant Director, Academic Success & Bar Preparation ServicesTracking Code517-280 Job Description
The Assistant Director participates in the development and implementation of a comprehensive program that partners with students and alumni from admission through bar passage. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for academic counseling, planning and presenting academic skills workshops, and coaching alumni who are studying for the bar exam.
- Advises at-risk students pursuant to the College of Law’s Further Required Curriculum policy.
- Provides counseling to students seeking assistance with study techniques, exam preparation, and course selection.
- Reviews student work product to provide analysis and feedback to help students improve legal writing skills and exam preparation strategies.
- Develops and presents academic skills workshops for first-year students, focusing on time management, note taking, and preparing for classes and exams.
- Bar Preparation Counseling
- Meets with students in their final semester to begin developing an individualized approach to the bar exam.
- Develops and presents bar preparation workshops for all students, providing information on long-range planning and the skills required to pass the bar exam.
- Answers general student questions related to completing the Florida Bar Application.
- Communicates with commercial bar review companies to coordinate student services.
- Helps College of Law alumni to create individual study plans and strategies for passing the bar exam.
- Coaches individual alumni as they prepare for the bar exam through regular meetings, reviewing sample bar exam essays, and providing feedback and analysis based on their performance.
- Develops and maintains the Academic Success, Bar Preparation and, Bar Prep Portal website.
- Assists in planning and presenting at New Student Orientation.
- Participates in campus-wide initiatives in collaboration with other student services offices at the College of Law to provide a comprehensive and meaningful academic experience for Stetson students.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Sound judgment and discretion sufficient to build relationships with students and colleagues that foster trust and cooperation.
- Ability to develop rapport with students in an individual counseling setting.
- Ability to complete tasks in an expeditious and courteous manner.
- Ability to collaborate in order to build highly effective academic outcomes, while also promoting harmony within the office.
- Sufficiently strong minded so as to impart unambiguous directions to students who need motivation, both in law school and on the bar exam.
- Maintains a collaborative work environment and works well with others.
Other duties as assigned.Required Skills
- JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, required.
- Member in good standing with the Bar, required.
- One to three years’ experience in legal academic support, preferred.
- Teaching or experience with student advising as related to academic issues, preferred.
- High level of organization, flexibility, sound judgment, and interpersonal skills, required.
- Strong written and verbal communications skills, required.
- Large group and small group presentation ability, required.
- Legal practice experience, required.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality pursuant to FERPA and other regulations, required.
- Ability to conduct basic statistical analysis, preferred.
- Experience with Academic Success program, a plus.
- Experience with the Stetson Bar Preparation Program, a plus.
- Must establish and maintain positive working relationships within department and within the College of Law.
- Works to build an environment that promotes and facilitates the success of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence.
- Must be a dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
- Flexibility to work outside the normal assigned schedule when requested.
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), required.