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 Vice Dean, the Assistant Dean for External Education provides administrative oversight for Cornell Law School's international programs, executive education, and the Master of Science in Legal Studies (MSLS) degree.
Serving as the primary point of contact for students, faculty, and partners.
Collaborating and working directly with the Faculty Director of Online Education to manage implementation of the MSLS degree, including coordinating with faculty, communicating with students, admitting students, liaising with eCornell on marketing and other activities, and coordinating intensive seminars in Ithaca or at the New York Tech campus.
Administering international dual-degree programs with foreign universities, specialized international degree programs (JD/LLM and JD/ILA), and study abroad programs for JD students.
Negotiating memoranda of understanding, exchange, and other agreements with partner institutions and prospective partner institutions around the world.
Collaborating with the Faculty Director of Professional Development to explore opportunities for executive education, and coordinate with partners on campus and eCornell to develop online learning modules.
The Assistant Dean will also collaborate with a variety of Cornell units, including eCornell, the Einaudi Center, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Relations, the Office of University Counsel, the Department of Risk Management, Cornell University Police, the Office of Global Learning, and other academic units.
What we need:
Master's degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience or equivalent. Initiative, strong leadership skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships. Strong oral, written, organizational, communication and presentation skills. A high degree of professionalism, discretion, confidentiality, diplomacy, and excellent judgment in difficult situations. Ability to form positive relationships 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. 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.
We'd prefer a JD or equivalent law degree. Experience in academic/executive program management and development, and budget planning.
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.
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Director Student Services
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