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Student Services Program Coordinator

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Search #: 495822
Work type: Full-time
Location: Law School
Categories: Student Programs and Services

JOB SUMMARY

The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for the position of Student Services Program Coordinator. Under the supervision of the Director of Academic Support and the general direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Coordinator will support the School of Law’s Academic Success Program. The Program helps students develop the analytical, writing, exam-preparation, and other skills necessary to enable them to achieve a high level of academic performance. The Coordinator will work primarily with LLM students, SJD students, and international JD and exchange students whose primary language is not English. The Coordinator may also work with other JD and exchange students as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting and advising students regarding academic writing projects by providing information, feedback, and critique on issues such as thesis development, organization and structure, and English grammar and style.
  • Responding to inquiries from students, faculty, and others regarding program policies, procedures, and requirements, making referrals as appropriate.
  • Auditing student records to determine progress toward meeting academic requirements and to assess eligibility to graduate.
  • Delivering workshops, seminars, and presentations to instruct and inform students on writing, outlining, and other study skills and related topics.
  • Assisting with developing and designing various educational materials, videos, and other content designed to help students improve their writing on academic papers, exams, and legal documents.
  • Coordinating support for students on how to properly cite and attribute sources and avoid plagiarism.
  • Organizing, coordinating, and supervising study groups for interested LLM and international JD students.
  • Conducting studies, gathering data, evaluating information, and preparing reports for student programs and services.
  • Explaining and monitoring compliance with University policies and procedures pertaining to student activities.
  • Participating in and attending meetings of the Graduate, International, and Non-JD Programs (GINJ) Committee, and other faculty or institutional committees as directed.
  • Working closely with the Director of Academic Support, GINJ and Student Affairs staff, and other faculty and staff to assist students and ensure quality advising and program development.
  • Processing and maintaining necessary paperwork, records, and files required to support programs.
  • Additional related duties as directed.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and four to five years of related experience or a Master’s degree in a related field and two to three years of related experience.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify, develop, and assess the skills law school students need to achieve academic success, with a focus on legal analysis and writing.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience working in a law school academic support program or other experience working with students in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with international populations, or experience living or working abroad.
  • Previous legal practice experience.
  • APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a full-time position located at the Law School in Hartford. The University offers competitive salary, outstanding benefits including tuition waiver at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment.

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

    Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    TO APPLY

    Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495822 to upload a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on March 20, 2022.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Jan 04 2022 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Mar 20 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

    Find Us
    Website
    Telephone
    860-486-3034
    Location
    9 Walters Avenue
    Storrs
    Connecticut
    06269
    United States
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