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Associate Director of International Law Programs and Student Affairs

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Associate Director of International Law Programs and Student AffairsSchool/Division:Maurice A. Deane School of LawOffice:Student AffairsFull-Time or Part-Time:Full-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.Description:Reporting to the Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, the Associate Director is a full time administrative position with responsibility for coordination of the Law School’s international programs for JD, LL.M and Exchange students as well as oversight and implementation of student diversity initiatives.

The Associate Director will have logistical and on the ground oversight of the Law School’s current study abroad programs in Curacao, Italy, an Immigration Law program and the Semester Exchange Program as well as potential new programs. The Associate Director will additionally manage aspects of the Master of Laws (LL.M) program in American Legal Studies for non-US lawyers and work closely with current students in an advisement capacity. The Associate Director will also assist the Office of Enrollment Management in screening applicants. The Associate Director will develop, coordinate, implement, and assess new student orientation programming focused on the support and transition of international students to academic and campus life. The Associate Director will advise students on all aspects of study abroad and global learning experiences, including administrative and academic policies, application procedures and financial aid. The Associate Director will also develop a strong and communicative working relationship with partners in the International Students Office. The Associate Director will work with University partners to support new students' transition to campus and their continued intercultural learning.

The Associate Director will serve as an advisor and advocate for international and marginalized student populations, as well as an advisor to all the affinity/diversity organizations in the development of their goals and programming for each academic year. The Associate Director will provide individual support to students in their academic, social, leadership, and identity development and provide advocacy and support. The Associate Director will work with the Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Officer to lead advocacy efforts to address campus climate issues influencing diverse populations of students, including international and U.S. students, students of color, LGBTQA+ students, first-generation and/or low-income students, and cultural organizations. The Associate Director will help develop recommendations, in partnership with relevant offices, to improve campus experiences for students. The Associate Director will work with all Law School departments in the planning of school-wide Diversity awareness programming and aide in the development and furtherance of the Law School’s commitment to diversity.

Qualifications:A JD degree is required. Applicants should have at least 1-3 years of experience in one or more of the following areas: student services, higher education, DEI, or related areas. The candidate should have strong knowledge of current climate and experiences for international students, social justice education, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and community building. The candidate should possess substantive understanding of diversity as it relates to social identities (such as gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, and socio-economic status) in both U.S.-based and international contexts. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work independently and possess a commitment to diversity and sensitivity of students from different cultural, ethnic, geographic and experiential backgrounds. We are seeking a candidate with the ability to exercise good judgment, manage a high volume of work, and meet overlapping deadlines. Candidates must possess excellent writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact knowledgeably with professionals at all levels. Must be available to travel internationally, and able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.Application Instructions:For consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Lisa Monticciolo, Dean of Students and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, email: [email protected] Please include “Associate Director of International Law Programs and Student Affairs” in the subject line. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 01/20/2022Posting Number: 897699-22

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Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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