Director, Pre-Law Advisement

New College of Florida (Sarasota)
June 12, 2023
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Position Title Director, Pre-Law Advisement

Position Number 999435 Position Type A&P Department Center for Career Engagement & Opportunity Salary Range Negotiable based on experience Yearly, Negotiable or Hourly Yearly FTE 1.0 Location Sarasota, Florida

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Grant/Contract (Is a grant or contract involved?) No

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New College of Florida is located in sunny Sarasota, on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida – an area known for its award-winning beaches, turquoise waters, and arts and crafts attractions (from theatrical offerings to circus performances). Located about an hour's drive from urban destinations like Tampa and St. Petersburg, Sarasota is an exhilarating coastal retreat.

As one of 12 universities in the State University System of Florida and the State of Florida's designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional undergraduate education that transforms students' intellectual curiosity into extraordinary personal accomplishment.

New College invites applications for the Director, Pre-Law Advisor.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Provide services as Pre-Law Advisor to current New College students interested in attending law school.
  • Coach the New College Law Society (NCLS) Advocacy teams, including the Moot Court and Mock Trial Teams (including budget support for registration, travel, and attendance at al1 competitions).
  • Teach an Independent Study Project (ISP) on Advocacy each spring semester for Moot Court/Mock Trial team participants;
  • Teach other law-related tutorials and mini-courses as relevant to pre-law course of study and interest.
  • Establish a formalized pre-track area of concentration (AOC) for pre-law related courses. Support of marketing of pre-law programming on campus and increase of admission of pre-law students.
  • Teach/facilitate/coordinate an annual LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) preparation tutorial, as part of a Law School 101-type course, to prepare New College students interested in applying for law school, and research grant/funding opportunities to cover student costs.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions Office, CEO Office staff, and pre-law related disciplines to improve recruitment, admission, and retention of pre-law students.
  • Work with the New College of Florida Foundation to identify attorney alumni for partnerships, intern/externship and teaching opportunities on campus, and fundraising efforts for pre-law programming and support.
  • Facilitate agreement with the Law School Advisory Council (LSAC) to bring the LawReady® Multiyear Curriculum to New College of Florida students, which will offer students the opportunity to explore and prepare for a future legal career and pursue a legal education through a holistic pathway to law school admission.
  • Teach mini courses during New College Preview Days, Orientation, Graduate Admission Events, and other recruitment opportunities as scheduled.
  • Promote New College to local high schools with pre-law curriculums and to transfer students from other colleges and universities.
  • Collaborate with the Sarasota County Bar Association and the local judiciary to schedule pre-law days and other professional engagement opportunities.
  • Plan/develop/establish a future dedicated pre-professional space for pre- law students that includes a mock court room, interview space, presentation space, and space to host/sponsor mock trial and moot court competitions, to advance recruitment opportunities and raise funds for pre-law programming and support.
  • Supervise any staff/employees/volunteers, as assigned, to assist in carrying out pre-law programming and related activities
  • Program Direction and Development:

    The Director coordinates campus programs and meets one-on-one and in groups with students to excel in achieving their goals, teaches essential career skills, evaluates work-based learning experiences, and is responsible for supporting students' transition to law school after graduation. The Director supports and advances CEO programs, New College's strategy for career education, and State University System performance metrics.

    Policy-Making and/or Interpretation Responsibilities:

    Interpretation and implementation of state and federal regulations applicable to the College and other College policies and regulations.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Must have a law degree (L.L.B. or J.D) from an accredited law school and at least two (2) years of relevant experience. Must be a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.

    Preferred Qualifications Additional Information

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Interpersonal Skills – This position requires a strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse setting.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures. Articulates financial implications and realities.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives;
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Information Technology – Experience with and understanding of automated systems and analytical and reporting tools.
  • Physical Demands

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S229P

    Number of Vacancies 1 Posting Date 05/12/2023 Deadline Date Open Until Filled Yes If open until filled, the application review begins on Special Instructions to Applicant

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  • Resume
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  • Letter of Recommendation
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