Academic Program Director - Director, The University of Alabama Pre-Law Program - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Academic ProgramDirector is responsible for managing a specific academic program, project, or serviceto include planning, administration, evaluation and implementation. Mayrecommend the establishment of policies and procedures. Acts as liaison withUniversity departments to ensure coordination of effort and exchange ofinformation.

Additional Department Summary:

UA is seeking anexperienced professional to run the Pre-Law Program, an advising and resourcecenter for undergraduate students and alumni at various stages in the processof considering, preparing for, and applying to law school. The UA Pre-LawProgram serves a population of approximately 1,000 pre-law undergraduates. TheOffice's advising services are also available to University alumni. The position will report to the Assistant Deanand Director of Student Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The UAPre-Law Program will be housed in the Arts and Sciences Student ServicesCenter, which was reorganized in 2011 to coordinate and improve advising forundergraduate students enrolled in the College. Other reporting units in theArts and Sciences Student Services Center include the First-Year AdvisingProgram, College Records and Registrars, Office of Pre-Health Advising, Officeof Learning Communities, and the A&S Scholarships Office.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and three years ofexperience; or a master's degree and one year of experience.

Skills and Knowledge:

Ability towork with a diverse population. Excellent oral and written communicationskills. Public speaking skills. Computer skills to include word processing,spreadsheet and/or database management. Good planning, coordinating, andorganizing skills. Good analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to readand interpret policies and procedures.• Knowledge oflaw school and admissions criteria, current legal fields and related careerpaths • Evidence ofstrong verbal and written communication skills • Familiaritywith technology and its application in an academic advising setting • Willingness to be flexible in workhours and environment; willingness to accept additional responsibilities • Ability towork individually and collaboratively with a wide variety of colleagues • Ability towork with diverse constituencies and demonstrate cultural competency • Ability toact independently; handle multiple tasks; and exercise initiative and goodjudgment • Skill inprogram and event planning, implementation and evaluation • Attention tothe big picture and detail of projects and programs • Commitment to the cultivation of theintellectual, ethical and personal development of college students • Demonstrated advising/counselingskills; experience in advising, teaching, or mentoring college students

Preferred Qualifications:

A JurisDoctorate is preferred.58 Monthly (exempt): -Minimum - $ 37065.60 Midpoint - $ 53747.16

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Student Services
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Academic Administration
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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