Security Sensitive Position? Yes
Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Posting Number TSU202793
Official TSU Title Associate Director for Special Projects & Student
Grant Title N/A
Job Description Summary / TWC Summary
The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) seeks to
hire an attorney with five (5) to seven (7) years of general experience in
legal research and writing. The ideal candidate is highly familiar with
nonprofit project management, budgeting and finance, media relations and
public outreach. In addition, candidate should be familiar with scholarly
legal writing, research and citation methods. Candidate should also be
familiar with scholarly writing from in a variety of disciplines and forming
interdisciplinary collaborations in writing. This position reports directly to
the Executive Director.
Essential Duties Summary
Pro Bono/Public Service Coordination: Coordinates pro bono/public service
projects for the institute.
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal & Social Policy Management:
Manages all journal functions via the use of the Berkley Electronic Press
online Journal Management System, including submissions, call for papers
and peer review process. Works with editorial board and editor in chief to
ensure high quality annual and special issues.
Special Projects Management: Manages all ECI special signature projects.
These are projects that that have a finite timeframe such as the Black
Resource Development and Grant Writing: Cultivates existing and future ECI
donors and performs grant writing functions for new and existing programs.
Conducts grant funding searches and vets them with the appropriate
internal and external constituencies.
Ensures compliance with funding source requirements and reporting.
Student Development: Coordinates recruitment and orientation for ECI
student workers each semester. Schedules interviews, works with senior
administrative staff to ensure human resource compliance. Coordinates
speakers and prepares entrance and exit assessments.
Staff and Student Development: Coordinates staff and student professional
development through scheduling training primarily in the areas of research
Budget and Finance: Performs financial management of relevant project
Media Relations: Works with University and TMSL Offices of Advancement to
disseminate media advisories and press releases and to gain approval for
radio and television appearances.
Assist the Director in supervising and directing the work activities of
students, including student research and writing projects.
Hiring Range $73,417.00 - $91,771.00
Juris Doctorate from an ABA approved law school.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Federal, State, Local, and County laws
Policies, procedures, and practices
Specialized practices, equipment and procedures
Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, ProDoc or similar.
Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications
Leadership, project management, time and organizational skills
Evaluation and interpretation of the data that policy analysts collect in
Critical thinking, Problem-solving and decision-making
Coordinating work of others
Strong writing skills are a given, considering the need for them to create
papers and articles on their research results that clearly and concisely
convey their findings
Excellent both verbal and written communication
Work with students in a learning environment
Work effectively and efficiently under pressure is essential
Use job related software such as, but not limited to, Lexis/Nexis, Westlaw
and legal databases
Prepare detailed reports
Experience in brainstorming and creating project for grant proposals
Prolonged standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.
Desired start date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Detail Information
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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures
Close Date 01/31/2023
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No
Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants.
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have a Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school?
Are you experienced in brainstorming and creating project for grant proposals?
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3