Director of Executive Education & Non-JD Programs- College of Law

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Director, Executive Education and Non-JD Programs

College of Law – MR13

Description: The College of Law at the University of Tennessee seeks exceptional candidates to fill the position of Director of Executive Education and Non-JD Programs. The Director of Non-JD Programs will provide vision and leadership for the College of Law's existing Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies programs. In addition, the Director will be responsible for leading the creation and maintenance of executive education programs for practicing attorneys and non-lawyers. The Director will work with College of Law administration to support high-quality instruction, academic advising, and career and professional development. Position responsibilities include admissions and student recruitment, curriculum selection and scheduling, program assessment, recruitment of program faculty, budget planning and management, external relations, community outreach, and ongoing program innovation and fundraising. The Director will also have some teaching responsibilities. 

Position responsibilities for the Director of Executive Education and Non-JD Programs include, but are not limited to:

-         Manage and oversee the MLS and Graduate Certificate Programs.

-         Implement and maintain broad-based distance education as a substantial component of both the MLS and Graduate Certificate Programs.

-         Develop strategies and educational offerings that will attract non-lawyer professionals from various professions and industries.

-         Engage in community outreach to assess non-lawyer professional educational needs and implement programming to match those needs.

-         Manage program admissions and recruitment in collaboration with the Graduate School.

-         Provide academic advising and counseling to students in the program.

-         Assist in the development of new courses as needed.

-         Engage in ongoing and systematic program assessment to ensure high quality instruction and successful learning outcomes.

-         Develop curriculum that focuses on areas of particular interest to the legal profession, especially within the local community and state.

-         Oversee all aspects of administering the program, including marketing, fundraising, budget planning and management, and ongoing program innovation.

-         Teaching in one or more of the programs.

Required Experience and Abilities:

Candidates are required to have a JD from an ABA accredited law school and a minimum of five years of experience in law practice and/or substantial comparable experience in a law-related professional or educational setting.

The Director of Executive Education and Non-JD Programs must have:

-         Supervisory experience or demonstration of skills that exhibit the ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities

-         Experience assessing programmatic needs and successfully implementing new initiatives

-         Experience developing learning objectives and assessing academic outcomes

-         Knowledge of online learning pedagogy and course development

-         Reputation for professionalism, integrity, and honesty

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

-         Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds while helping to foster our collaborative community within the College of Law and broader university community

-         Superior oral and written communication skills

-         Strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills

-         Strong problem solving and project management skills, with proven ability to strategize and prioritize to meet goals and deadlines

-         Entrepreneurial drive and creativity

-         Ability to work independently, while appropriately collaborating with others

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Law
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 21, 2023, 1:39:41 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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