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Director, Nonprofit Clinic
School of Law
Closes: Open Until Filled
Please see the following link http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4036
Reports to: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Term: .5 FTE position is renewable each year, based on performance, funding, and need. The FTE may go up to 1.0 in the future, depending on funding, and need.
Salary Range: Minimum of $55,000 (based on 1.0 FTE)
To ensure consideration, all requested documents should be received by 10/5/12.
The University of Oregon School of Law seeks a Director for the Nonprofit Clinic. The person in this position directs, coordinates, manages, and administers the nonprofit clinic. The director must have significant experience with and knowledge about nonprofit organizations and organizational assessments of such. Ideal candidates will also have experience in supervising students.
The Nonprofit Clinic provides law and graduate students with the opportunity to conduct organizational assessments for client organizations under the direct supervision of experienced field consultants. Client organizations can expect to receive quality assessment services in an educational environment designed to provide students with the skills necessary to actively participate in the nonprofit arena.
The director will develop and implement an RFP procedure, review requests for services throughout the year, conduct preliminary organizational assessments to evaluate organizations’ suitability for the clinic, and solicit input from clinic team members in the selection of clients. The director will also interview and select student applicants for the Clinic, develop and implement a two-day training, supervise students, and attend weekly Clinic seminars.
The three major areas of responsibility are public relations, business operations, and curriculum leadership.
The Director position will be a 12-month per year, funding contingent, officer of administration. There is an expectation that this position will continue beyond one year contingent on performance, funding and need.
20% Public Relations: The director will act independently as the law school’s liaison to members of the Oregon nonprofit community. This includes marketing as well as identifying, selecting, and contracting with client organizations for the Nonprofit Clinic. The director may also be asked to coordinate and develop referral protocol in partnership with charitable foundations.
40% Business Operations: The director is responsible for the organization, coordination, and implementation of the nonprofit clinic and for complying with all ethical obligations relating to client assessment. The director is responsible for running and advancing the program, coordinating staff and student activities, maintaining and revising the policy and procedures manual, and managing and overseeing the general and financial operations of the Nonprofit Clinic. The director will also implement an evaluation plan in order to periodically measure the outcomes and success of the clinic program.
40% Curriculum Leadership: The director is also responsible for hiring and supervising field consultants, soliciting input from field consultants in the development of the basic assessment template, consulting with the supervising faculty member regarding development of the seminar course, organizing the two-day training at the start of the semester and delivering portions of the training, supervising one or more teams of students in their clinical work, attending the weekly seminar course as appropriate, and communicating regularly with the supervising faculty member.
JD from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic excellence or MPA, MBA, or terminal professional degree
A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience which includes knowledge, skills, and expertise in organizational assessment
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members
Demonstrated strong organizational, administrative, and supervisory skills
Proven or potential for teaching success
Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize and prioritize, to meet goals, deadlines
Flexibility to adapt and respond as necessary as this pilot program develops and grows
Budget management skills and experience
Experience running or managing the operations of a small- to medium-sized nonprofit organization
Experience developing and implementing an RFP procedure
Experience supervising and working with students
High level of connection with the Oregon nonprofit community
Proven or potential fundraising capacity, experience working with donors
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Debbie Thurman, Human Resources Coordinator, Attention Nonprofit Clinic Director Search, 1221 University of Oregon, Eugene OR 97403-1221.
For more information about University of Oregon School of Law, please visit our website at www.law.uoregon.edu. Note: Final candidate must successfully complete a criminal background check. This position is contingent upon funding.
The University of Oregon School of Law encourages applications from women, minorities, LGBTQ candidates, and all others who will contribute to our stimulating and diverse cultural and intellectual environment.
The University of Oregon is an AA/EO/ADA institution strongly committed to cultural diversity.
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