Senior Student Program Associate, Law School Student Affairs

George Washington University
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Description Summary:

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The Law School offers diverse academic opportunities in an atmosphere that fosters a strong sense of inclusion and community to a large, diverse, and highly motivated student body.

The Senior Student Program Associate, Law School Student Affairs will be responsible for developing and implementing programs that focus on Wellness and Disability. The incumbent will connect students with community resources, and engages in logistical support of wellness, inclusion, and disability support activities that serve to educate and cultivate the community at the School. This position maintains frequent contact with faculty, administrators, and other University offices about student concerns, illnesses, or emergencies to coordinate appropriate support. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Associate Dean of Students and other members of that office, staff, and faculty at the School and other University offices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates within the Dean of Students Office regarding wellness programming, projects, and initiatives, including planning and executing student Wellness Week each semester as well as developing programming throughout the semester for Wellness or Cultural Competency credits for the Inns of Court program at GW Law. Collaborates with the Student Bar Association Student Affairs branch on wellness programming and initiatives to organize events designed to foster a sense of community, including working with student organizations on events designed to promote wellness, and inclusion, and to support students with disabilities.

  • Develops wellness-related programming that ensures student awareness of recourses including Colonial Health Center, Disability Support Services, University Student Affairs, and the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. Monitors trends in legal education to ensure programs meet the needs of the law school population.

  • Provides personal advising for students, including working with students who are undergoing a personal crisis and/or who seek guidance managing the stress associated with law school transition, workload, and career paths. Aids, individual mentoring, mentoring programs, and support to both individual students and student organizations with a focus on those with particular wellness challenges or disabilities. Acts as subject matter expert for student wellness, accessibility, and inclusion on law campus;

  • Works with colleagues across the law school and university to facilitate outreach, intervention, and care plans for students experiencing a crisis or distress that may be impacting their social, personal, or academic performance. Coordinates with students returning from a leave of absence, in need of reduced course loads, or other wellness-related interventions.

  • Serves as a point of contact to investigate and respond appropriately to the needs of students whom faculty, staff, or other students refer for support;

  • Coordinates efforts within the Dean of Students to ensure students of concern are connected with appropriate university recourses as well as coordinating follow-up with this cohort.

  • Supports the Disability Support Services function headed by the Program Manager for Disability Services by assisting with day-to-day administrative operations for the accurate and efficient implementation of disability-related academic accommodations. Helps to onboard newly- registered students to determine how to best facilitate approved ADA accommodations. Coordinates with the University Disability Support Services Office to decide on accommodations, e.g., alternate text materials, accessible furniture for in-class and exam settings, assistive AV technology, and facility needs. Coordinates with the Law School Records Office on matters related to exam accommodations. Works with Associate Director for Student Academic Development to assist students in applying for accommodations for the bar exam;

  • Provides academic counseling and advising regarding registration, course selection, requirements for graduation, GW Law Bulletin compliance, co- curricular activities, and other issues as necessary. Participates in the 1L Inns of Court program as an Inn advisor, which includes occasionally presenting programming at Inns sessions.

  • Participates in orientation, the end-of-year academic awards ceremony, and commencement ceremonies.

  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • JD preferred. A doctorate or Master's degree in higher education administration, counseling, education, or a related field will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of Title I, ADA Accommodations process, and experience in providing reasonable accommodations in higher education.
  • Demonstrated interest in student development, able to demonstrate sensitivity to a diverse student population as well as work with diverse constituencies and support an inclusive work environment.
  • Highly skilled in utilizing software operating systems similar to Microsoft Office and Google Suite Platform.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and managing mail merges, preferably in Google.
  • Open to learning new applications and other technologies for efficient implementation of accommodations.
  • Extremely organized, with demonstrated good judgment and outstanding communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Project management skills and the ability to work independently and with a variety of constituents, establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Excellent writing skills, creative programming skills, and ability to assess results and impact.
  • Counseling skills and professionalism with a client service focus.
  • Experience in developing and implementing training and curriculum and educational tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience presenting to groups of various sizes.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment, and decision-making skills.
  • Knowledge of a graduate study environment with a particular focus on law students and law practice is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to envision, identify, develop, and implement systems, policies, training, and programs to champion a healthy and inclusive law school community.
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Student Programs Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Hybrid Telework: Yes Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S012436 Job Open Date: 08/21/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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  • For current GW employees, have you completed your Introductory Employment Period (IEP)? (As a reminder, employees in their IEP are not eligible to apply for other internal university staff and research positions until the IEP is complete.)
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  • No, still in IEP
  • N/a - not a current GW employee
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