Director, Student Services, Cardozo

1 month ago(12/20/2017 11:13 AM)
Job ID
Cardozo-5th Ave & 12th St
Employee Classification
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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 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:


Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Director manages the daily operation of the Office of Student Services and Advising, has primary responsibility for administering examinations, disability accommodations and course evaluations, and acts as an administrative liaison for students and resource for information and guidance to them. The Director also fulfillthe Dean of Student's responsibilities when they are unavailable.


  • The Director works under daily supervision of the Dean of Students, but meets independently with individual students
  • Responds to occasional requests from the Dean's Office
  • Supervises junior staff member, as well as exam support personnel during the exam periods. Key contacts outside the office are students, Registrar's Office, Vice Dean, Head of the Library, ITS, members of the faculty, and selected vendors
  • Assume primary responsibility for administering all in-school exams with supervision from Dean of Students. This includes: creating memoranda for students and faculty, participating in presentations to students, interacting with faculty, supervising regular and per diem staff, preparing exam materials, utilizing the exam software program, implementing accommodations, handling individual student issues, and streamlining processes
  • Advise students on academic and personal matters. Academic matters include academic planning, understanding law school policies, offering general guidance on class preparation and exams, and referral to academic resources. Personal matters include how to manage the pressures of law school as well as outside challenges that may compromise a student's ability to function to their full potential. Refer students as needed to the Dean of Students, University Counseling Center, or other resources
  • Assist students in applying for reasonable disability accommodations from the University and implement approved accommodations
  • Supervise or administer on-line course evaluation, locker assignment and the updating of the office webpage processes
  • Review student transcripts in conjunction with Associate Dean, and prepare warning, probation and dismissal letters as needed
  • Work in collaboration with other administrative offices on student matters


Experience and Educational Background:


  • J.D. required
  • 2+ years related experience

Skills and Competencies:


  • Demonstrated interest in working with students in higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication, computer and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage difficult situations with tact, and handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately Extremely organized, with accurate attention to detail, and outstanding ability to prioritize knowledge of, or demonstrated ability to learn, ExamSoft and Ellucian Banner


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