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Juris Master Program Director

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Florida State University
Location
Tallahassee, FL
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Jun 23, 2021

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Job Title: Juris Master Program Director
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 48967
Department

FSU College of Law Juris Master (JM) degree program

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities

This position works with the Associate Dean for Juris Master Programs to direct online concentrations for the College of Law Juris Master (JM) degree program. Responsible for planning, administering, reviewing and evaluating program activities, goals, needs and outcomes. Oversees all operational aspects of course development and delivery, to include hiring processes, staff supervision, course approval submissions and LMS content management. Directs enrollment activities and evaluates program results, delivering program statistics and reports as requested by the Dean and others.

Oversees administration and finance processes related to online JM concentrations. Executes hiring agreements for faculty and research assistants, supervises research assistants and other OPS support staff, and works with the Office of Distance Learning (ODL) and College of Law fiscal staff to ensure timely payment of all employees.

Evaluates program procedures, including expenses for payroll, marketing agreements, program-related travel and equipment purchases, and recommends revisions to the Dean and Associate Dean. Prepares enrollment and budget projections for online concentrations.

Directs enrollment activities for online JM students, to include application reviews, recommendations for admission, and development of enrollment targets and recruiting strategies. Responsible for integrity of enrollment data in Campus Solutions, working with ITS and University Registrar to streamline processes for entering and tracking student data.

Responsible for program planning and course implementation, to include course development and delivery schedule, submission of course approvals to the Faculty Senate Graduate Policy Committee, and completion of course LMS sites. Coordinates regular trainings for faculty and teaching assistants, to ensure compliance with Quality Matters standards during course development and delivery.

Advises prospective and enrolled students on course selection and academic planning. Initiates regular reviews and updates of web site and marketing materials. Develops a schedule of in-person training events specific to individual concentrations, and collects feedback from program students to inform future goals.

Ensures compliance with processes and procedures related to accreditation standards of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Responsible for program reporting as required by ABA, SACS, and state/university entities such as the Board of Governors.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years of work experience in operations management and/or academic program coordination, or a Master’s degree and minimum four years’ work experience, is required. (Note: related post-high school education and/or experience can substitute at the comparable rate).

Applicants must be familiar with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar software and Adobe Acrobat or similar software, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Must have strong technical, organizational, and data management skills. Must be able to manage multiple assignments and employees simultaneously, organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, and to interact successfully with students, alumni, faculty, administrators and external constituents.

Preferred Previous experience administering courses through Canvas or another Learning Management System is preferred, as well as experience supervising multiple employees.

Contact Info Manuel Utset

Associate Dean for Juris Master Programs

Florida State University College of Law

[email protected]

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated Salary Range of $62,000-$72,000

Pay Plan

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

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Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. 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. The College of Law prefers that applicants attach a cover letter and resume to the online application.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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