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Executive Director of Student Services

Date Posted: 01/14/2013
Employer: University of Wyoming College of Law
Location: Laramie, WY
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Negotiable

The University of Wyoming College of Law is seeking an Executive Director for its new Office of Student Services and Professional Development. The Executive Director will oversee all aspects of enrollment management (e.g. recruiting, admissions, scholarships, registration, etc.), and professional development, including career services. S/he will also provide student guidance counseling, handle student conduct issues, and engage in external outreach. The Executive Director will supervise and assign work to the Director of the Office of Student Services and Professional Development. The Executive Director will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. This is a twelve-month at-will position and the start date is negotiable. A juris doctor degree from an accredited law school is preferred. Administrative experience together with knowledge of career services, marketing, legal markets, and databases would be very helpful. Also, experience working with students and prospective students (especially law students), and experience in higher education would be useful. The successful candidate will be outgoing and have strong organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. A true passion for external outreach and working with law students is essential.

Founded in 1886, the University of Wyoming is the only public university in Wyoming. UW enrolls more than 13,000 students in its baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education programs. UW combines major-university benefits and small-school advantages. As one of the “best value” and smaller law schools in the country (enrollment of around 230 law students), the UW College of Law offers the unique opportunity to obtain hands-on practical experience in a legal environment and close interaction with leading faculty. The school's alumni include federal and state judges, elected officials, business leaders, corporate counsel, partners of major law firms, and dedicated public servants. Set against the backdrop of Wyoming's rugged mountains and high plains, the UW provides world-class research and teaching facilities. The main campus is in Laramie, approximately two hours north of Denver by car.

For more information about the UW or UW College of Law, we invite you to visit www.uwyo.edu or www.uwyo.edu/law. The University's policy has been, and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without regard to such matters as race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statues or University Regulations. The University of Wyoming is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, employment and motor vehicle history. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and references to: Megan Barber. Electronic submissions are preferred; please e-mail MBarber@uwyo.edu. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 7, 2013.