The Master of Science in Law (MSL) is an exciting, innovative, new master's degree offering at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law that provides STEM professionals with an understanding of the legal, regulatory, business, and policy implications of their work. The MSL program currently enrolls approximately 200 total students per year across both an online and residential format. Our student body is highly diverse, with students of different ages, work experience, backgrounds, race and ethnicity, and career goals.
We are looking for an Assistant Director of Advising who will perform a wide range of complex advising, administrative, and managerial duties to support the ongoing success of this evolving interdisciplinary master’s degree program. Reporting to the Director of Academic Advising and Resources, the Assistant Director is responsible for daily management of the operations of student services, advising, student communication and outreach, and programming and events. This position requires the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of an engaged team.
We invite you to consider joining the MSL team – a collaborative, fun, and hard-working group, we enjoy the opportunity to help develop the MSL program in its formative years, and we have a great time working with our incredible student body.
Northwestern Pritzker Law prides itself on its active and diverse community, which brings together a passionate and talented group of students, staff, and faculty. The Law School endeavors to take principled action towards ensuring that we live up to our responsibility—and our institutional values—to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for all constituents. Law School leadership commits to working tirelessly to ensure every member feels valued, all students can study and train to be successful in their careers, all staff members can develop personally and professionally, and where our faculty can both teach and support our students and produce top quality research and scholarship
Provides customer service oriented, student centered guidance and counsel based on individual circumstances, preferences, etc. and in compliance with all associated policies, rules and regulations.
Researches, develops and implements practices and activities that enhance student centered guidance and counsel.
Completes administrative activities such as assessment, operations planning, data management, and reporting.
Researches best practices and peer institutions and market/economic conditions and recommends changes and enhancements to improve administrative effectiveness, services and/or resources.
Manages planning and arrangement of programs - meetings, workshops, trainings, events, etc. designed to provide information, promote resources and to build internal and external relationships.
Manages event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology ensuring that all are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
Researches peer, competitor, and state-of-the art developments to enhance, improve, and innovate program topics and delivery to better meet goals & objectives.
Manages development and maintenance of evaluation processes including associated metrics and key performance indicators.
Reviews & analyzes outcome measurements and recommends changes & enhancements to improve program.
Reviews existing use of technology and recommends changes to incorporate state-of-the-art systems and tools as appropriate into all aspects of the advising and counseling program.
Coordinates development and implementation of processes to ensure compliance with all relevant procedures, policies, laws, rules, and regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 3 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or JD or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 2 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
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