Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience. California Western School of Law offers competitive benefits, including 403(b) and flexible spending plans.
Unless otherwise stated below interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: California Western School of Law Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.
Director of Marketing and Communications:
California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Director of Marketing and Communications. The new Director will be both strategically and operationally responsible for marketing and communications in support of the Law School’s strategic plan.
Summary Description: The Director of Marketing/Communications is a strategist: a brand strategist, master content strategist, and digital strategist. She or he is able to direct the creative and just as able to mine data for insights. The Director is familiar with PR, Social, and SEM strategies, and knows how to leverage the intersection of those disciplines with compelling content. The Director understands engagement and conversion, and how to build a robust marketing plan to accomplish institutional goals.
Just as importantly, the Director also knows how to build a team, leverage their talents, develop their potential, and achieve results through teamwork. She or he is a leader, a listener, and thought partner to the marketing/web team and other law school departments. The Director is also a manager who is able to create and execute a plan, forecast expenses, and manage the day-to-day operations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field. At least 6-8 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, public relations or communications. Must have strong writing and editing skills with knowledge of news writing style and Associated Press style. Must demonstrate competence in the conceptualization and design of a successful brand management program, including developing and implementing a marketing and communications plan. Must possess knowledge of Adobe Create Suite, especially Photoshop and Dreamweaver; some HTML, web CMS (Sitecore preferred). Experience with video and/or audio editing preferred. Must be familiar with using social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Instagram. Five or more years of supervisory experience required. Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population. Experience working in a higher education or legal setting helpful.
Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Summary Description: This is a part-time grant position, reporting to the Criminal Defense Programs Manager. The part-time Administrative Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Criminal Defense Programs Manager in all aspects of grant data reporting and management, payment processing, translating client mail, database management, statistical analysis, and general administrative duties as they arise.
Qualifications: High School Diploma required. Associate Degree preferred. Minimum of two years of related work experience performing similar functions. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills essential. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Must be fluent in English and Spanish (written and verbal).
Essential Functions and Specific Duties (include but not limited to)
Maintain confidentiality and exercising a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
Meet, greet, and assist a variety of constituents, as well as refer them for appropriate assistance.
Answer telephone, screen calls, make referrals, and provide information to clients, family members, and other interested parties as needed.
Handle confidential material with the utmost professionalism including drafting, filing, copying, faxing, etc.
Intermediate level computer skills.
Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Experience with database programs required. Experience with Amicus Attorney or Clio preferred.
Administrative Assistant I
Summary Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement, the position provides administrative and clerical support for Academic Achievement department programs, including Academic Support and Bar Review Programs. Responsible for operating word-processing, spreadsheet, and entry level database and PowerPoint programs in the preparation of letters, reports, and other detailed material. In addition, must manage reception area for Student Center containing Academic Achievement & Student & Diversity Services Departments. Direct visitors to Student Center to appropriate personnel in these departments. Interact tactfully and professionally with students, staff, faculty and vendors. Must pay attention to detail and provide accurate reports. Must maintain confidentiality of student files and information, in accordance with FERPA. Requires light lifting and carrying.
Qualifications: High School Diploma required. Associate Degree preferred. Minimum of three years of related work experience performing similar functions. Candidate will be motivated, highly organized, and a self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can effectively multitask and handle a variety of matters independently, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Experience with Internet search engines and email properties, and intermediate level computer skills using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook is required.
This posting will remain open until filled.
Summary Description: Career and Professional Development Office seeks full-time Department Coordinator to work closely with the Assistant Director, Projects and Employer Development under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Career Services and will be responsible for providing data base management, and assisting with job and employer development, marketing, event planning, and the overall administration of the Career & Professional Development Office and programs.
- Bachelor's degree required; and paralegal certificate, graduate degree, or significant law, government, or public interest office experience preferred.
- Project or data management experience required.
- Great attention to detail and follow through.
- High level of computer skills in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong documentation and organization skills.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist with and manage collecting, tracking, entering and reporting data regarding career services programming and employment of students and graduates.
- Assist with all marketing and promotional materials and electronic and web based programming, website and projects.
- Assist with and manage student/employer database.
- Assist with managing, monitoring and promoting career opportunities nationwide.
- Assist with all facets of job application programs from recruiting employers through implementation.
- Assist with general administrative duties as needed.
This posting will remain open until filled.
Maintenance Team Member
Summary Description: The Maintenance Team Member performs a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks in support of the school’s physical facilities by assisting the team in completing maintenance work orders, including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and painting.
• High School Diploma or equivalent required. • 2-4 years related work experience in multifaceted maintenance position required. • Basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, drywall and painting. • Ability to use basic hand tools, and electrical tools. This will include the proper procedure for the use of ladders and the knowledge of appropriate safety measures. • Must be able to move and relocate furniture, appliances and cubicles etc. • Must be an enthusiastic self-starter with great customer service and organizational skills, must be attentive to detail, able to work independently and adhere to company standards. • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends & holidays. • Must have a valid CA driver’s license and clean DMV record.
Physical Demands: • Must be able to stand, stoop, bend and walk for extended periods. • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs from ground level to chest high.
This posting will remain open until filled.
Assistant Director of Academic Support
Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director of Academic Support provides academic support to law students, particularly those at academic risk. The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supervising the tutoring program, presenting skills workshops, and working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty. The Assistant Director teaches the Academic Achievement Workshop for second-year students and assists alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.
Qualifications: Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school; successful passage of California Bar exam; at least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required. Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring; experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment; and knowledge of California Civil Procedure preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Candidates must be self-starters, able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks of varying complexity and urgency in a timely and efficient manner. This individual will be joining a great Academic Achievement team that consistently collaborates and reinforces each other’s efforts in furtherance of a truly supportive learning community for our students. The individual must have a firm commitment to provide exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment, while understanding processes and compliance requirements necessary to execute academic success programming. Demonstrating good judgement is key. The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to speak effectively to groups. The individual must have poise, tactfulness, diplomacy and professionalism when dealing with staff, faculty, students and outside constituents. The candidate must also demonstrate a passion for working with students – particularly those who struggle academically – and have a track record of developing robust relationships with students.
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu by August 1, 2016. The search will continue until the position is filled.
Start Date: Ideally September 2016 to facilitate transition into the fall trimester and prior to the kick-off of student tutor programming.
Help Desk Technician – Level 2
Summary Description: The Help Desk Technician – Level 2 reports to the Director of Information Technology and is part of a multi-person help desk team responsible for providing exemplary support to the user community at the institution. This position is responsible for responding to and resolving incoming requests to the Help Desk email ticketing system as well as phone calls to the Help Desk. This position is responsible for responding to complex technical issues (primarily desktop support related) that come in to the Help Desk queue. This position will be primarily responsible for supporting and managing the life cycle of the institution’s desktop computers. The position will also cross-train in network operations to assist with some network Help Desk issues.
The individual must be able to apply a fundamental understanding of computer services concepts toward independently troubleshooting and resolving problems with current technology. Be able to apply established “best practices” concepts to create a reliable, manageable, and user-friendly computing environment. Be able to think independently and creatively toward the ultimate goal of improving the institution’s computer services for the user community.
The individual must be able to take on a task and see it through to completion with minimal guidance. Must be able to absorb and understand technical knowledge and concepts, and diagnose and resolve client-side technical issues in a Windows networking environment. The individual must understand the basic concepts of networking topologies, network protocols, client/server computing, and basic concepts of Microsoft Active Directory. Must have a thorough understanding of Windows desktop operating systems, MS Office, and Outlook. Must be able to create and maintain clearly-written documentation.
Qualifications: College degree required. Must have at least two to four years of progressively responsible experience in a Windows network environment and successful completion of any of the following: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, ITIL, Microsoft or similar computer technician certification (proof of certification will be requested). Managing anti-virus software for the desktop essential. Must have experience creating, managing, and deploying clean, reliable Windows 7 desktop images in a network environment. Must have experience with incident management using a ticketing system. Must be motivated, highly organized, and a self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can effectively multitask and handle a variety of matters independently, with minimal supervision, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment. Must be able to compose well-written emails in English suitable for a professional environment. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Experience working in higher education a plus.
Experience with the following is strongly preferred:
- Desktop management system/software (e.g. Desktop Authority, Script Logic)
- Managing network printers (HP printers a plus)
- Active Directory user account management
- Disk imaging/replication using Ghost
- Microsoft Office 365 for Education/Business
- Desktop virtualization (VDI)
- VOIP phone systems (ShoreTel is a plus)
This posting will remain open until filled.
Director of Information Technology:
California Western School of Law (CWSL) seeks a talented and inspirational leader for the position of Director of Information Technology. The Director plans, implements, and sustains a comprehensive information and technology environment including instructional design and desktop support for the short and long term goals of the academic, administrative and online technology needs. CWSL is in the beginning phases of an exciting multi-year implementation of entirely new ERP systems. This will include selection, testing, implementing, and optimization of core financial, HR, and student information systems, as well as the same for other key ancillary functions, including calendaring, CMS, digital signatures, and other systems in use by various departments. The Director will work closely with the IT Steering Committee and the project manager to establish and coordinate priorities and manage precious human and capital resources throughout the course of implementing these new systems.
Summary Description: The Director develops and implements strategic plans for continuous expansion and improvement of information and technology services to support growth in programs. The Director provides managerial direction for planning, goal setting, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and accountability for all areas of information and technology services.
The Director will have overall responsibility for developing and leading the technology strategy planning efforts for the Information Technology department and ensuring that IT programs and initiatives align to enterprise objectives and strategies; manage IT annual capital budgets, define metrics based on overall business objectives to ensure the integrity, reliability, security, and performance of information and communication systems; direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide, information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s data and servers; establish IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures, adjusting IT standards and technologies to meet a changing technical landscape and more.
The Director is a leader that has demonstrated success throughout their career and can build teams and solutions effectively. Responsible for working with faculty and staff to develop and communicate the status of technology plans, initiatives, and for promoting and delivering quality service to the faculty, staff and students.
About the Department: The IT department has a staff of five and reports to the Associate Dean for Library and Information Services. The department consist of two help desk technicians, a software developer, a network technician, and an associate director/network administrator. In addition, IT works closely with the web developer, web content/UX designer, and Director of Marketing. The IT team plays a key supporting role in facilitating much of the work of the Educational Technology team, which includes classroom technology, and the student computing lab.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. At least six to eight years of progressively responsible experience in a high pace, deadline driven IT position. Demonstrated experience managing IT personnel, strategic planning, and enterprise network administration. Must be a strategic thinker, able to lead a technical team, understand network integration and software development lifecycle. Experience administering a Windows-based enterprise network environment required. Thorough understanding of data exchange and database management in a multi-database environment is required. Thorough understanding of PC-based networking and all widely used applications is required. Must possess a commitment to continuing education, following developing trends in technology and its implementation in an academic environment. Must be organized and involved in all aspects of technology planning and implementation. Effective time management skills, organizational skills, analytical and problem solving ability, strong process orientation, project management skills and flexibility. Proficient at managing multiple priorities and accomplishing simultaneous demands while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills essential. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage a variety of tasks with the appropriate level of urgency.
This posting will remain open until filled.
California Western is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The Law School provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.