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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


Grant Accountant:

Summary Description:  The Grant Accountant will be responsible for the full range of duties associated with all aspects of pre- and post-award grant administration, contract administration, and related accounting duties.  This position will serve as the primary financial liaison with program staff and the development team for financial information and calculation needs. The Grant Accountant will also, provide training to program staff and others as requested on how to more efficiently and effectively manage their respective grants in following the organization’s financial policies, granting agency guidelines, and all applicable federal regulations related to special programs.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required.  A minimum of three years of considerable experience with not-for-profit grant accounting is required. Must have knowledge of current, common accounting practice and principles, as well as computerized financial applications and accounting and reporting systems.  

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Latin American Legal Programs Trainer/California Innocence Project Staff Attorney:

California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Latin American Programs Trainer/California Innocence Project Staff Attorney.  

Summary Description:  This is a full-time position based on grant provisions and funding, reporting to the Associate Director of CDP.  As Latin American Legal Programs Trainer, duties include: organizing moot court competitions across Mexico; training lawyers and law students in Mexico and throughout Latin America on trial skills; and assisting with the development of innocence projects in Latin America.  As California Innocence Project Staff Attorney duties include: identifying, investigating, and evaluating California state inmates’ cases as to their suitability for post-conviction relief; litigating innocence claims in habeas proceedings; and supervising law students and interns. 

Qualifications:  Juris Doctorate, member of California Bar in good standing, and interest and experience in the practice of post-conviction criminal law. Fluency in English and the Spanish language, both written and spoken is required.  Interest in and experience with the Mexican legal system, and interest in and experience with trial competitions preferred.  Experience in trial advocacy training as an instructor or lecturer preferred, particularly in Spanish.  Experience in higher education beneficial.  Must be able to travel to regional, national and international events.  Requires ability to work on weekends and some evenings. 

The individual must have daily access to a reliable vehicle.  Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a valid California driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance acknowledging the vehicle is used for employee’s work purposes.  Must maintain a clean driving record.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Vice President of Student Life:

California Western School of Law (CWSL) seeks a talented and inspirational leader for the position of Vice President of Student Life.  In this newly created position, the Vice President of Student Life serves in a highly visible and significant role that will provide leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of the student experience in support of the Law School’s strategic plan.  The Vice President will lead and manage the following departments: Office of Student Life Services, Student and Diversity Services, Academic Achievement, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career and Professional Development.

Summary Description: The Vice President reports to the President & Dean, Niels Schaumann, and is a member of the President’s Cabinet.  The Vice President provides leadership for the Office of Student Life Services, Student and Diversity Services, Academic Achievement, Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career and Professional Development. In addition, the Vice President has oversight for counseling services, a service managed by the Assistant Dean of Student and Diversity Services. Overall, the Vice President provides leadership in developing and implementing programs and policies that enhance the student experience; collaborates with other Cabinet leaders in developing, communicating, and implementing the School’s strategic plan; manages the School’s relationships with external partners (Law School Survey of Student Engagement, Boards of Law Examiners, Local and State Bar Associations, etc.); advances a student-centered culture throughout the School; ensures a climate supportive of students coming from diverse backgrounds; and analyzes and seeks to improve students’ academic success.  Specifically, the Vice President is responsible for counseling students, evaluating student affairs and student life programs, keeping and analyzing statistics related to students’ academic success, and developing, managing, and implementing an annual budget for the Office of Student  Life.  As appropriate, the Vice President interprets and enforces School’s policies affecting students.  The Vice President serves as the School’s Title IX Coordinator, and is an educational partner of the school’s full-time and adjunct faculty.

Qualifications:  Juris Doctor degree required. Must have at least seven years progressively responsible experience in higher education with a focus on student services and at least seven years of management experience. (In exceptional cases, additional experience may be used to offset the education requirements.)  Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, advising and supervisory skills; complex project management abilities; and superlative oral and written communication skills are also essential. Experience in compiling and analyzing data to drive strategic decision-making, particularly in higher education. Substantial experience in administrative and budgetary planning.  Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population.  Experience in student counseling and support is essential.

Applications will be accepted through October 9, 2015.

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.