• Program Director, Graduate & International Programs

    Posting Date 4 days ago(5/17/2018 2:57 PM)
    Job ID
    Employee Classification
    Cardozo Law School
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  


    We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


    The Position


    The Program Director will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs to ensure that international and graduate students receive an excellent educational experience and that international programs enrich the entire law school community. The Director is responsible for a full range of activities related to academic support, program and community development/administration and other projects as assigned in support of achieving enrollment goals. 


    LL.M. and J.S.D. Programs

    • Responsible for academic advising and student counseling to all L.L.M.; J.S.D.; and exchange students and applicants;
    • Build a support network for current LL.M. and J.S.D. students;
    • Assist with curriculum evaluation and redesign in order to respond to market changes and students’ priorities; conduct research;
    • Advise students on curriculum offerings to help them reach their Bar eligibility and their specialization objectives;
    • Maintain and update LL.M. and J.S.D. curriculum (digital and print) publications and materials following Cardozo rules, guidelines and branding strategies;
    • Lead registration and orientation efforts for all LL.M., J.S.D. and exchange students;
    • Conduct informational sessions and workshops online and in classroom to help students with transitioning to life in New York, their matriculation and adjustment into their chosen programs;
    • Act as an advocate for LL.M. and J.S.D. student’ concerns during their studies at Cardozo by liaising with other Cardozo, and Yeshiva University departments (issues related to cultural adjustment, immigration matters; academic and legal English matters; personal and financial concerns; general orientation to life in the U.S etc.)
    • Establish and maintain continued, effective communication with faculty, staff, Centers and graduate students of Cardozo to advance the objectives of the office of graduate & international programs;
    • Work closely with OCS and Clinical/Externship departments to expand experiential learning and career opportunities for LL.M. students;
    • Assist with event planning and execution for the professional development of graduate students and other community building programs;
    • Help manage the day-to-day operations of the Office; supervise and assist with administrative tasks in arranging recruiting events/trips, excursions/tours, on site and abroad as required for the development of programs, including executive programs at Cardozo.
    • Facilitate Graduate Law Society elections and training of officers etc. 

    Study Abroad

    • Update website information by liaising with partnering universities on their latest deadlines; program information and admissibility requirements;
    • Assist with organizing one study abroad info-session per semester;
    • Counsel students on summer and semester study abroad options;
    • Help develop one-for-one study abroad programs when appropriate;
    • Review applications and submit to Dean of Students for approval;
    • Communicate with and meet and greet incoming exchange students.

     Visiting Research Scholars

    • Draft invitation letters and arrange for visa via International Student Advisor
    • Prepare packet of information materials for VSR to welcome them upon arrival; tour building; answer questions; arrange to visit classes; etc.


    Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 3-5 years of experience in a related field required
    • L.L.M. or J.D preferred


    Skills & Competencies

    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of foreign languages preferred.
    • Highly developed computer skills including experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Creative Suite, as well as Banner, ACT; Canvas; Salesforce etc.
    • Ability to work independently and creatively; solve problems; handle confidential information and navigate sensitive situations;
    • A track record of program development and implementation; experience working productively in a multi-cultural setting; attentiveness to detail.
    • Must be able to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing with a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, international contacts and connections.



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