The University of Missouri School of Law invites applications for a Clinical Director to perform teaching duties and legal services as well as fundraising, fiscal, and student-focused duties within our Veterans Clinic. This position will have overall responsibility for classroom curriculum and teaching, as well as the Tigers for Troops outreach program.
Law students in the clinic, with supervision from an experienced attorney, help veterans and their families secure disability benefits. Student work is done at the Regional Office and the Board of Veterans' Appeals levels, as well as before the Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims. For more information about our Veterans Clinic, please visit http://law.missouri.edu/jd/skills/veterans-clinic/ .
Duties include but are not limited to:
Supervise clinical administrative support staff including a Veterans Service Officer (VSO), or similar position, and administrative position.
Continually refine curriculum for the Veterans Clinic class and teach weekly, including during the summer session.
Help coordinate clinic events, including the annual symposium, continuing legal education programs, and other veteran outreach events.
Primary responsibility for the success of the Tigers for Troops program including visiting 73 counties in 2 years under a Missouri Housing Development Commission contract and handling resulting files with students, VSO, and support staff as well as with partner attorneys trained through the program.
Support grant writing and funding development, including researching grant and funding opportunities, communicating on behalf of the clinic with potential funders, and preparing documents and reports associated with grants and fundraising as requested.
The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated advocate interested in helping veterans and law school students; patient, kind, and empathetic; and able to communicate clearly and professionally.
This position is currently funded for a total of 2 years with possibility for continuation dependent on funding being secured through grants and other fundraising initiatives.
A juris doctorate degree and Missouri Bar License in good standing are required. Litigation experience is required.
Preferred qualifications include VA accreditation and teaching experience at the college level or above.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a 12-month, full-time (40 hours per week) position. The position is unranked, non-regular faculty and not eligible for tenure.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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