Director, Pre-Law Advisement
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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
Location Sarasota, Florida
Grant/Contract (Is a grant or contract involved?) No
Time Limit of Position
What are the Specifics
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and
implements cost saving measures. Articulates financial implications and
Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the
trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds
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.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S229P
Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Date 05/12/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
If open until filled, the application review begins on
Special Instructions to Applicant
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 3
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Recommendation