The Director of the Dual JD program will oversee the daily operations and overall administration of the program with the University of Windsor faculty of Law.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
(1) Program Administration
The Director will oversee the daily operations of the program and work collaboratively with all departments at Detroit Mercy Law (DML) and University of Windsor Law (UW) to ensure the smooth operations of the Dual JD Program. The Director will work with the appropriate personnel at each law school to identify ways to strengthen, enhance, and promote the Dual JD Program. The Director will submit the twice-yearly Reconciliation Report and other reports as requested by the deans.
(2) Student Services
The Director will be responsible for ensuring that all students enrolled in the Dual JD program have access to the student service resources they may require, including but not limited to: enrollment matters (e.g., registration and financial aid) and academic matters (e.g., advising and the Student Handbook).
The Director will be the primary advisor on all immigration matters and will the primary liaison with immigration counsel for the program, including Optional Practical Training and CPT.
(3) Liaison Functions between DML and UW
The Director will facilitate and improve communication between students, faculty, administrators, and staff of UW and DML regarding topics of mutual interest, opportunities and challenges, and social and community events hosted by UW or DML. Further collaboration is required for orientation and the onboarding process. Lastly, the Director shall convene regular meetings of the Executive Committee, the Administration & Staff, Management Committee, and Advisory Board as required. At the present time, the Administrator & Staff and Management Committees are not active.
The Director will maintain offices at DML and UW with the expectation the Director will be at DML 60% of the time and at UW 40% of the time.
(4) Recruitment and Admissions
The Director will assist in file review, decision-making processes, and recruitment in coordination with the Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and the Director of Admissions at DML. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Dual JD program website to ensure that both the DML and UW websites have accurate and up-to-date information.
(5) Alumni Outreach and Event Planning
The Director will be responsible for corresponding with and tracking alumni of the program and maintaining an accurate database of US and Canadian program alumni in conjunction with alumni departments at DML and UW. Specific efforts should be made to increase alumni engagement through panels, events, outreach, and communications. The Director will be responsible for planning and executing program related events, including but not limited to Receptions, a Graduation Celebration, and Orientation, at both DML and UW.
(6) Perform all other duties as assigned.
A Dual JD degree.
Two to five years experience. Experience in higher education, preferably in a law school setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
- Strategic thinker
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Computer proficiency
- Ability to handle confidential matters
- Experience in higher education, preferably in a law school setting.
- Ability to travel.
- Ability to work some nights and weekends.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.
Valid driver’s license.
Commensurate with Experience
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Some evenings and weekends are required.
Internal Number: AF9870-0511-1286
About University of Detroit Mercy
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