Job Opening – ASU Indian Legal Program Director

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ASU Indian Legal Program Director
Job ID:  29213
Job Title:  Director
Posted Rate of Pay
$71,938 – $80,000 per year; DOE

Duties and Responsibilities

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Director for the Indian Legal Program.  Under limited administrative direction, the successful candidate will perform work of considerable difficulty in coordinating the Indian Legal Program’s conferences and symposia, newsletter and other periodic reports, student recruitment and financial aid activities as well as all fundraising and grant management for the ILP. The ILP Director reports to the Dean.  Duties may include but are not limited the following:

Recruits Native American law students and students interested in Indian Law; assists with the retention and support of students in the Indian Legal Program; and performs outreach activities with Native American communities; assists in the administration of financial aid for students affiliated with the Program; assists in administering the Certificate Program in Indian Law; writes grants and provides research and support on grant applications and completes grant reports; develops and oversees ILP budget; develops a fundraising plan and coordinates all fundraising activities for the ILP and the various scholarship accounts associated with the ILP; handles inquiries about programs; assists with locating and communicating with speakers for conferences and symposia; assists with planning the structure of conferences and symposia; assists in preparing reports on and proceedings of conferences or symposia; principal responsibility for preparing a Program newsletter and annual report; prepares and places press releases and notices publicizing programs; identifies issues which may impact the department, resolves problems and issues affecting the department, and directs measures to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the department; confers with university officials, program directors, budget administrators, external advisory boards and/or staff to make determinations for budget development, strategic planning, requests, and management analysis and accountability reports; develops long- and short-range goals for the ILP and makes sure those goals strategically align with overall goals of University; oversees and participates in the hiring, training and evaluation of ILP staff; determines and takes appropriate corrective action and discipline including termination of staff; acts as liaison with faculty, advisors, administrators and staff from both the university and external agencies; prepares complex reports, documents, and correspondence; ability to serve as an instructor for education and training opportunities offered by ILP or its partners.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM; occasional weekends and evenings.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and eight (8) years of related administrative experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR,Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

Evidence of a  J.D. and experience practicing law. Experience in: working in an academic environment; organizational and interpersonal skills;  administrative and managerial experience, including budgeting; working with Native American students and communities;  grant writing and grant management; fundraising and event planning. Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.

Department Statement/Gen Info

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is part of Arizona State University, one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation with more than 70,000 undergraduate and graduate students on four campuses in metropolitan Phoenix. ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. The College of Law is committed to building the new gold standard for public legal education in the 21st century and is developing a four-pronged initiative to broaden the scope, reshape the curriculum, embrace transdisciplinary legal education and connect the law school and the world.  The College has a large, nationally acclaimed faculty with a tradition of high standards in both teaching and research.  This is a law school that is looking to set new standards for excellence, access, and impact.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Standard Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 70,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Close Date

Initial close date is August 29, 2012.  Applications will continue to be accepted and considered every 3 weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on the day indicated.


Complete the required information and attach a single Word or PDF document, which includes:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three professional references (names, addresses and phone numbers)

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at 855-278-5081.

ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time of call for interview.

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