Director for the Legal Pathways Program – The University of Washington Tacoma

The Office of Community Engagement of the University of Washington Tacoma has an opportunity for a Director for the Legal Pathways program.

The UW Tacoma Legal Pathways Program Director leads the Legal Pathways program, a new undertaking supported by our community partners and funded by the Washington State Legislature, to build and support law-related opportunities for UW Tacoma students. The program seeks to unite students, faculty, staff and the Tacoma community in law-related education, research, events, networking and other programming that prepares students for success in law school and other law-related professions. A priority for this initiative is to contribute to enlarging the pathway into the legal professions for first generation students and students of color. The Director will have primary responsibility for developing and leading the program, implementing and assessing outcomes, and overseeing community and campus outreach efforts.  The Director will also serve as pre-law advisor for students and work closely with faculty members across campus, as well as teach law-related courses as needed. The Director reports to the Assistant Chancellor for Community Engagement.

The Director will provide leadership for the Legal Pathways program and the University of Washington Tacoma with respect to the following activities:

Program Leadership and Management
• Identifying areas of strategic priority for the Legal Pathways program, and participate in campus strategic planning;
• Allocating resources and managing the program budget to ensure compliance and fiscally responsible practices;
• Overseeing day-to-day activities of the program
• Prepare/present reports and presentations regarding program objectives, accomplishments, and assessment of outcomes.

Program Development and Delivery
• Designing and leading workshops and activities designed to prepare students for success in law school and other law-related professions;
• Implementing and supporting law-related special projects and events that serve the campus and community, especially students, including signature events such as the annual conference.
• Collaborating with academic units, faculty and campus partners on program delivery, assessment, and strengthening of pre-law learning on the Tacoma campus.

Community and Campus Outreach
• Serving as a spokesperson and liaison of the program, working closely with campus and community partners and conducting key stakeholder outreach; attend campus and community meetings;
• Convening and supporting the Community Advisory Board;
• Promoting the advancement of the program through fundraising, and student and alumni relations;
• Exploring ways to involve the local legal community in enhancing the pre-law learning experience of UW Tacoma students;
• Developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies utilizing various media and methods.

Student Support
• Overseeing all pre-law advising and programs;
• Serving as pre-law advisor and mentoring students interested in legal pathways for career or future studies;
• Supporting law-related student organizations.

Teaching
• Teaching as needed.

Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by December 15, 2018.

Further information can be found here.

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