Working Title: Assistant Dean for Student Services
Cost Center: LAW/INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT
Bargaining Unit: 99
Job Code: 000384
Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
UCI Law, founded just ten years ago, is the newest public law school in California in nearly 50 years and is currently ranked 27th nationally by U.S. News & World Report. UCI Law seeks to train lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession and has created a community of law students from a broad spectrum of society. The Assistant Dean for Student Services oversees the daily operation of two major units in the Law School: Dean of Students and Registrar's Office. The Assistant Dean has ultimate responsibility not only for the effective functioning of each separate unit, but also for the coordinated interplay among these units and the services they provide to students from the moment they matriculate through their three years as law students, up to their graduation from law school and entry into the legal profession. Depending on experience, additional duties may include oversight of all student facing services. The Dean of Students component provides law students with a range of academic, and professional services that include, but is not limited to, face-to-face counseling and referral; individual and programmatic academic advisement; interpretation and implementation of the law school's academic rules, Honor Code, ABA Standards, and campus and university rules and policies; placing students in their first-year courses; articulation of each semester's curriculum and class and examination schedules; orientation and advising of transfer and visiting students. The Registrar's Office is responsible for processing and maintaining all student records, including transcripts, academic rules petitions, degree checks, and the like. It also certifies students to State Bars, and oversees and implements exam administration. In addition to supervising these units, the Assistant Dean represents the Law School to the public, the legal profession, and other members of the university community.
The position requires a strong knowledge of legal education and the legal profession. Familiarity with trends and issues in national and local legal employment. Skill at navigating the bureaucracies of a large educational institution. Knowledge of and ability to interpret complex university and law school rules and policies. Familiarity with the rules and regulations of the ABA and the AALS. Knowledge of the requirements for admission to the California bar as well as other major state bars. Familiarity with the ADA, FERPA, and all relevant Federal and State statutes involving student life. Skill at budget building and oversight. Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to work with individuals and groups, under pressure, in a complex institutional environment; using empathy, imagination, and objectivity in dealing with students. Demonstrated success of the principles and practices of effective leadership and management to hire and supervise subordinates. Additionally, demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a courteous and effective working relationship with faculty and staff members, subordinates, managers, administrators, prospective students, and the community. Skill in political acumen and interpersonal effectiveness on an individual basis, as the member of a group or team, or as its leader. Leadership ability for undertaking organizational reviews and development, long-range personnel planning, employee training and development, and policy formulation and analysis. Skills in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and proposals with others to formulate policies and programs to arrive at decisions, conclusions and solutions. Knowledge of database systems and report generation. Knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to work in an atmosphere of rapidly changing priorities and frequent interruptions. Minimum of seven years of experience in student services (preferable in law) with evidence of progressively more responsible administrative appointments. Bachelor's and J.D. degree preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with academic and budget planning, financial management and oversight.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy .
Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.