A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Located in the Law School, the Legal Practice Program (LPP) is a required first-year two-term course sequence for all incoming first-year (1L) law students on the UM-Ann Arbor campus. The LPP provides students with:
Small class sections focused on legal analysis, writing, research, and other legal skills
Close communication with faculty through multiple conferences to discuss various writing assignments
The Legal Practice Program Administrative Assistant position provides curricular, student services, technology, event planning, and office support to the Legal Practice Program (LPP) faculty and students. This is a full-time position, which reports to the Business Administrator for Experiential Education.
Administrative Support. A key area of responsibility for this position is acting as liaison for the LPP to all departments of the Law School and University. The person in this role works closely with the LPP Director and faculty to ensure the successful implementation of the LPP courses. The Administrative Assistant coordinates all financial aspects of the LPP, working with the Law School’s Finance Team and the Shared Services Center to handle expense reports, reconciliation of financial reports, and annual budget reviews.
Office Support. The Administrative Assistant coordinates all work flow concerning LPP faculty curriculum and student concerns, provides oversight to the other LPP administrative personnel work product to ensure timely completion. Prepares and transcribes notes, meeting and course materials and articles. Utilizes Canvas to upload and download papers, input schedules and conferences and grades. Provides registration keys for Westlaw and Lexis access. In addition, this person is responsible for maintaining office supplies, coordinating event catering, and working with the Law School’s Facilities Manager to maintain furniture and fixtures in the department.
Student Support and Communications: This position is integral to the support network that is offered to LPP and other Law School students. The LPP’s administrative personnel answer questions and communicate with students regarding program requirements and compliance. The Administrative Assistant enrolls and works closely with students in the LPP Senior Judge Seminars (teaching assistants), acting as liaison with LPP faculty and prospective senior judges. The Administrative Assistant maintains student evaluation reports for faculty, schedules oral arguments for all LPP sections in the spring, and coordinates with 2L and 3L students and the Office of Career Planning to produce letters of recommendation from the LPP faculty for clerkship positions around the country.
High school diploma and at least three years of previous administrative support experience.
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
Outstanding customer service, interpersonal, and written communication skills are essential.
Must be able to handle highly confidential information in a discrete manner.
Ability to multi-task, organize workload, and exercise discretion with sensitive and confidential information is critical.
Positive customer-service oriented attitude, flexibility, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
Must be able to set priorities, exercise initiative, work simultaneously on numerous projects, and meet/negotiate deadlines.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new computer software and technologies.
Must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Experience in an academic environment preferred
Knowledge of M-pathways, Canvas, and Concur.
Knowledge of University of Michigan policies and procedures.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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