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 Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law seeks an Associate Dean of Student Services (Dean of Students) to serve as the principal liaison between the administration and faculty and students, providing leadership and strategic direction to ensure an outstanding, inclusive and supportive student experience.
The Dean of Students leads the Office of Student Services and a staff of 4-5, including the Director of Academic Support and the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Dean of Students is responsible for all major student services and matters involving student life for approximately 900 students.
- Academic counseling on curricular choices (in collaboration with the Registrar's Office);
- Support for student organizations, journals and competition teams;
- Support for student health and wellness;
- Accommodations for students with disabilities;
- Compliance with Title IX (working closely with the University's Human Resources and the General Counsel's Offices)
- Providing programming to ensure that the law school is a welcoming, inclusive and non-discriminatory environment;
- Serving as campus resource to students with mental/emotional health challenges;
- Assistance with law school housing (in collaboration with the Admissions Office); and
- Serving as the first point of contact for student disciplinary issues, including issues involving personal and academic misconduct.
- The Dean of Students also has responsibilities related to the academic program, including coordination of first-year orientation, administration of course evaluations, and administration of exams (with assistance of the Registrar's Office).
- In addition, the Dean of Students collaborates with other student-facing departments including Admissions, Career Services, LLM and International Programs, Legal Writing, and Financial Aid. If the Dean of Students has interest and appropriate credentials, the Dean may also teach law school classes. The Dean of Students reports to the Law School's Vice Dean.
Education & Experience
- J.D. and prior experience working with the law student population, preferably in an advisory capacity (e.g. student services, career services) are required;
- Supervisory experience also required.
Skills & Competencies
- Exceptional crisis management skills
- Ability to master relevant laws and regulations
- Entrepreneurial attitude/ pro-active and creative problem solver
- Effective collaborator
- Facility with technology, active interest in seeking out ways that technological developments can streamline/improve office operations
- Gains cooperation by explicitly addressing others interests and concerns;
- Continually searches for ways to increase satisfaction of faculty, students, staff and other constituents;
- Actions are consistent with University strategic and operational objectives and standards;
- Supports fair treatment and equal opportunity for all and enforces that policy within his/her sphere of influence;
- Ability to make students feel safe and comfortable in sharing personal information, yet enforce rules and deliver disappointing news in a non-personal, respectful manner;
- Ability to supervise and support Office staff, and to work with other offices in collaborative manner.
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