• Program Director, Graduate & International Programs

    Posting Date 2 months ago(5/30/2018 3:10 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-10109
    Employee Classification
    Exempt
    Department
    Cardozo Law School
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Campus : Location
    US-NY-Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St
  • ABOUT US

    The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

    A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

     

    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

     

    POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

    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.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    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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