Director of Academic Excellence and Advising

New Haven, New Haven County
Jul 23, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors

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STARS Requisition Number 26497BR
Department Law Sch
University Job Title Student Services Officer 3
Posting Position Title Director of Academic Excellence and Advising
Bargaining Unit None
Job Category Managerial & Professional
Type of Employment Full Time
Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade 23
Work Location Central Campus
Worksite Address 127 Wall Street
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Position Focus: In collaboration with the Assoc. Dean of Student Affairs, provide academic counseling for approx. 600 law school students, incl approving overloads, underloads, teaching assistant requests and leaves. Provides personal counseling for students, including those in personal crisis and/or transitional stress, workload issues or career paths. Refer students for professional counseling as appropriate. Develops and conducts workshops or groups on topics like study habits, test prep, case briefings, time management, etc. Oversees co-curricular credit activities such as supervising student-run journals and the Journal Coord. staff position. Assists with development of academic policies and procedures. Assists students with course selections and the bar admission process. Manages approval process for teaching fellowships, CPT and OPT (international students). Advises student-run journals on their enterprise, including contractual, legal and policy issues. Oversees YLS scholarship programs, including Mary McCarthy and Holtzmann funds. Assists with Zelia P. Reubhausen Student fund committee. Performs analysts and project management as needed. Collaborates with other administrative offices on related projects and initiatives as needed. Recommends short and long term administrative and departmental goals.
Principal Responsibilities 1. Plans, coordinates and implements programs for a particular school or college in one or more of the following areas: financial aid, career services, and/or admissions. 2. Recommends short- and long-term administrative and department goals. 3. Determines student eligibility in one or more of the following areas: federal loan programs, school grants, job placement opportunities, and/or admissions. 4. Provides guidance, advice and counseling in one or more of the following areas: academic, admissions, career, and financial matters for students, faculty and prospective students. 5. Initiates, designs and implements operational systems to maintain and monitors student records and/or applicant records. 6. Reviews and approves all written material for publication or press release. 7. Organizes workshops and on and off campus recruitment events in one or more of the following areas: career services, admissions, and/or financial aid. 8. Supervises day to day operation of services; determines priorities and maintain workflow. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field and four years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Exceptional communication, writing and interpersonal skills. Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize own work under pressure.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Ability to deal effectively with all levels of students, staff and faculty. Prior experience coordinating large, multi-faceted events. Proven record of good judgment and effective decision-making under pressure.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Proven record of effective teamwork. Experience with financial spreadsheets and budget monitoring. Excellent word processing skills, Word, Outlook, Excel and mail merge.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Project management and analytical skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: JD strongly preferred and five years of progressively responsible experience working with and counseling law students.
Weekend Hours Required? Occasional
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All External candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.