Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school, currently ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a 3-year JD program for about 200 students per class, a one-year LLM program for over 100 students from countries throughout the world, and a doctoral (JSD) program for about 2-3 new students per year. Cornell Law School has approximately 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty, including 20 with chaired faculty positions; and 15 clinical professors in the legal research and writing program and in clinics at the local, national, and international level. Our faculty is consistently ranked among the top in the country for scholarly productivity and influence, and has pre-eminence in many areas, including quantitative and qualitative empirical legal studies, international and comparative law, and robust doctrinal scholarship in core fields. Our school is committed to being recognized as the leader among law schools at combining inspiring theoretical, doctrinal, and experiential teaching with cutting-edge scholarship in a supportive, intellectually rich community, so that our graduates can achieve excellence in all facets of the legal profession.
What you will do:
Reporting to the Dean of Students and the Assistant Dean for Public Service, the Director of Student Services and Advising provides counseling and outreach services to a diverse population of students to enhance their personal, professional, and academic success, ensuring the consistent delivery of high-quality student support.
The Director will be responsible for the following:
Counseling students on course selection and degree requirements, long-range academic plans and goals, as well as non-academic factors affecting academic performance.
Providing guidance to students interested in pursuing careers in public service or government.
Assisting students with securing approval for disability accommodations, leaves of absence, and terms away from the Law School's Ithaca campus.
Advising students on character and fitness evaluations and issues related to bar qualification.
Directing Orientation and Convocation programming, as well as other signature student focused events.
This role also serves as a liaison to other administrative offices within the Law School and throughout the University.
What we need:
Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years of experience in student affairs or equivalent.
A high degree of professionalism, discretion, confidentiality, diplomacy, and excellent judgment in difficult situations.
Ability to form positive relationships with and collaborate with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff, as well as cultivate an inclusive environment where a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives is welcome.
Creativity in developing and implementing innovative programs.
Demonstrated leadership in campus operations and student services administration.
Strong oral, written, organizational, communication and presentation skills.
Ability to navigate a large, complex institution and set a positive tone, projecting a professional and positive image of the Law School and University to internal and external audiences.
Strong time management skills with an ability and willingness to adjust to changing priorities on very short notice as well as the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
Flexibility and availability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends.
Familiarity with student development theory, as well as national best practices and emerging issues for student affairs professionals.
We prefer a J.D. and/or a Master's or Ph.D. in Student Personnel, Counseling, or Higher Education Administration. Five or more years of law school student affairs experience. Familiarity with Peoplesoft, Salesforce, Symplicity, or other CRM, student records and advising systems.
Rewards & Benefits:
Cornell provides great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. For more information, follow the link. Benefits at Cornell.
To be considered, please submit BOTH a cover letter and a resume
Visa sponsorship is not available with this position.
University Job Title:
Advising Associate III
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