Director of Operations, Civitas Child Law Center

Loyola University-Chicago
February 19, 2023
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Job Title Director of Academic Program Operations

Position Number 8102788 Job Category University Staff Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Chicago-Water Tower Campus Department Name LAW SCHOOL Location Code SCHOOL OF LAW:CHILD LAW CNTR (02700F) Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Operations, Civitas Child Law Center oversees the day-to-day administration of Loyola's Civitas ChildLaw Center, a law school academic program that prepares law students and child-serving professionals to advocate for the legal rights and well-being of children and families. The Director of Operations, Civitas Child Law Center reports to the Faculty Co-Directors and manages all aspects of Center operations, including supervising staff, budgeting, planning conferences and events, enhancing the visibility and reputation of the Center, spearheading new initiatives, and working with the Center's faculty, staff, students and alumni to develop a strategic vision aimed at advancing the missions, values and programs of the Center and the School of Law. The Director also works collaboratively with the Center's Associate Director as well as School of Law and University faculty and staff.

Responsibilities:

1. Strategic Planning

  • In partnership with Faculty Co-Directors and others, establish goals and implement policies and practices that align with the Center's mission.
  • Help develop metrics to measure results and impact of Center strategic initiatives.
  • Report on progress in meeting Center goals.
  • 2. Administrative Oversight and Supervision

  • Oversee all ChildLaw Center operations, including office procedures, internal communications, employee policies, technology, space and purchasing.
  • Oversee management of ChildLaw Center budgets, including operating, gift, marketing and grant budgets, working in collaboration with ORS, SPA and the SOL Budget Manager.
  • Hire, supervise, support and evaluate Center staff members and student workers.
  • Oversee administrative support for faculty members.
  • Help plan and supervise the Center's programs and events, including speaker series, symposia, conferences, and student events.
  • With Faculty Co-Directors, maintain and update curricular materials, including course descriptions, syllabi, orientation and summer internship materials and certificate of concentration requirements.
  • 3. Student, Staff and Faculty Recruitment

  • Identify and implement strategies to increase the number, quality and diversity of students, including Civitas ChildLaw Fellows and other students interested in social justice issues affecting children and families, especially those disproportionately impacted by system failures.
  • Assist in the recruitment of faculty and staff committed to advancing the mission of the Center and School of Law.
  • Oversee recruitment and supervision of student workers.
  • 4. Marketing and Communications

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive communications plan.
  • Draft and distribute a Center newsletter, annual report and other materials.
  • Develop and implement social media and public relations marketing strategies.
  • Design and implement alumni communication and stewardship strategies in collaboration with Law School Advancement.
  • Maintain ChildLaw Center website, including regular updates to content.
  • 5. External Affairs

  • Represent ChildLaw Center at external events.
  • Oversee administrative aspects of ChildLaw Fellows internship experience.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

    Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

    Master's degree in related field and at least five years of progressive program development experience required. Advanced degree and/or additional experience may be required for some positions.

    Qualifications

    Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents, including students, alumni, faculty, clients, program participants, and potential donors.

    Exceptional written and oral communications skills, as well as attention to detail.

    An ability to work effectively in a collaborative and inclusive educational environment.

    Ability to communicate openly, listen well, and learn from others.

    Commitment to Center and School of Laws mission, including the goals of Jesuit education.

    Certificates/Credentials/Licenses

  • J.D. degree from an accredited law school or a graduate degree in Business Management or related.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in organizational management.
  • Computer Skills

    Proficiency with MS Office Suite and database software. Ability to use video- conferencing and audio-visual equipment efficiently. Proficient in the use of social media systems.

    Supervisory Responsibilities Yes Required operation of university owned vehicles No Does this position require direct animal or patient contact? No Physical Demands None Working Conditions Irregular Hours Open Date 01/19/2023 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Loyola University Chicago

    As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

  • With more than 4,000 employees at four different campuses, Loyola University Chicago strives for a diverse work environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development.
  • Loyola University Chicago supports its employees with a wide array of benefits centered around health and wellness, financial security, and work-life balance. These included, but are not limited to, medical/dental/visions insurance, tuition remission and exchange programs for employees, legally domiciled adults, and/or their dependents, parental leave, housing assistance, and many other benefits.
  • The University offers an easy way to save for retirement through the Loyola University Chicago Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCRP), a 403(b) plan, with up to a 10% contribution.
  • Forbes recently recognized Loyola as a Best Employer for Diversity, Best Employer for Women, and Best Midsize Employer in 2022.
  • COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement

    Loyola requires all faculty, staff, and students to be COVID-19 vaccinated along with receiving the COVID-19 Booster vaccine when eligible. An exemption for a qualified medical or religious reason may be submitted for review/approval.

    Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    As one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, Loyola University Chicago fosters a transformative cultural experience that honors diversity, equity, and inclusion . We are committed to not only recruiting, but also retaining a diverse, mission driven workforce and enabling a culture of inclusiveness in an environment that values service excellence, stewardship, personal well-being, and professional development for all of our employees. Loyola University Chicago supports its staff and faculty with a wide array of affordable, comprehensive and competitive benefits centered on health and wellness, financial security, equity, and work-life balance. We actively seek those who wish to join our faculty, staff, and students in a community of diverse opinions, perspectives, and backgrounds supporting our Jesuit mission and striving toward the same goal of being persons for and with others.

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