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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 résumé to: California Western School of Law: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.


Maintenance Team Member

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Maintenance Team Member position. The Maintenance Team member independently performs a variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks in support of the School’s physical facilities.

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Performs routine tasks according to pre-determined or incident-driven schedules independently or as directed including, without limitation:Painting, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and hardware repairs, maintenance, upgrades, inspections, and troubleshooting. Day porter duties as necessary.
  • Perform moves, deliveries, installs, or changes to offices and events.
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks and interior/exterior building inspections as assigned.
  • Identify and report maintenance deficiencies on a routine basis and initiate documentation and/or contact with appropriate vendors to assure correction.
  • Operate a personal motor vehicle to pick up or deliver supplies to/from various sources and/or vendors, as necessary.
  • Carry or haul various loads from one location to another.
  • Recognize when various supplies are low and requisition as necessary.
  • Establish priorities for assigned workload based upon such factors as need for immediate action, work objectives, work schedule, and knowledge of future needs.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to emergency or urgent situations requiring quick resolution, repair, or adjustment of various items, gears, switches, etc.
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner, identifying and reporting unsafe conditions, working safely alone and around others, and in accordance with the school’s Injury and Illness Prevention program.
  • Participate in and successfully complete all safety training, including CPR, hazardous materials, etc.
  • Operate ladders, scaffolds, and mechanical lifts consistent with safety training.
  • Participate in department meetings and other committees, groups, and task forces as assigned.
  • Work with appropriate level of assistance, instruction and supervision.
  • Proactively advise the Maintenance Supervisor of project status, potential issues and overall progress.
  • Perform, with team approach, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 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 tools and the knowledge of appropriate safety measures.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.May be called in, on occasion, for after-hours emergencies.Each maintenance staff person shares on-call duty for one or more weekend(s) per month and therefore must have access to a working telephone.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance acknowledging the vehicle is used for employee’s work purposes. Must have access to a reliable vehicle and maintain a clean driving record.Must maintain credit rating in good standing as defined by CWSL’s policies.
  • Individual must possess basic mechanical aptitude, and the knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment necessary to proficiently perform assigned diversified maintenance tasks.
  • Must have ability to follow direction and instruction, read and understand specifications, blueprints, diagrams, work orders, and requests.
  • Must operate equipment and materials in a manner consistent with safety training and in an efficient, safe and effective manner.
  • Read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations, and perform routine maintenance tasks independently.
  • The position requires frequent communication with others and employee must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • The employee is required to have visual acuity to perform necessary activities to diagnose and recognize maintenance issues and operate trade tools.
  • This position requires the employee to deal with various constituencies in a personable and professional manner.
  • Must have excellent phone and interpersonal etiquette and must be able to communicate in English with others.
  • This employee must remain professional and composed under pressure resulting from a multitude of duties and situations which must be handled simultaneously, and must maintain control in stressful and deadline situations, be quick to think and respond with appropriate judgment.
  • The employee occasionally operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.
  • This position requires the ability to constantly move about the campus to complete assigned projects.
  • The employee frequently positions self to provide maintenance for the school’s facilities, including stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling.
  • The position occasionally operates trade tools and machinery and occasionally ascends/descends a ladder to service the facilities.
  • Exposure to some odors, hazardous chemicals, dirt and dust.
  • Extensive standing, walking, pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting of heavy equipment and furniture and supplies.
  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to lift and carry items and/or objects, with or without carrying handles, in a correct manner.  Proper lifting and carrying technique training will be provided by CWSL upon request.
  • May drive vehicle if needed.

Computer Skills:

  • Must possess intermediate level of computer skills using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic knowledge of internet-based work order ticketing system a plus.
  • Must be familiar with Internet search engines and email properties.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology will be beneficial.

APPLY NOW

Click the link below to complete an application through the CWSL Career Center website.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=35y2n&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Approximate Salary Range:  $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

About us:

Established in 1924, CWSL is an ABA accredited and AALS member, non-profit law school located in downtown San Diego, California. CWSL has the distinction of being San Diego’s oldest law school. CWSL is the recipient of numerous community service awards, including the State Bar of California President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and the federal government’s President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The law school is also home to numerous outstanding programs, including the California Innocence Project, Community Law Project, and New Media Rights Program. The faculty are dedicated to teaching, research, and service to the community. Detailed information is available at https://www.cwsl.edu/

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The law school offers competitive benefits, including, but not limited to:

  • Up to 95 % employer medical contribution (depending on which plan/level the employee elects).
  • 403 (b) employer retirement contribution of 8% (up to 8k per year) Fully and immediately vested.
  • Reduced summer work schedule (paid) for qualifying positions.
  • Paid winter break (week of x-mas through new year)
  • Additional 10+ paid holidays
  • Wellness Programs

California Western School of Law is committed to using the law to prevent and solve human and societal problems. In conjunction with our mission - to train ethical, competent, and compassionate lawyers, representative of our diverse society and equipped to use the law effectively and creatively on behalf of all members of society - we value a rich diversity among our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as in the larger communities of which we are a part.

The law school 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.


 

Dean of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity

California Western School of Law (CWSL), one of California’s most diverse, inclusive and innovative law schools announces the search for the Dean of Student Affairs and Campus Diversity (Dean of Students).

California Western School of Law is San Diego’s oldest law school and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. CWSL is an ABA-approved (1962), AALS member (1967), independent, not for profit law school with over 650 JD students and the nation’s only fully Spanish language LLM. Situated near San Diego’s Little Italy district, CWSL was named in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report as among the top ten law schools in the country for ethnic diversity and among the nation’s top three law schools for experiential education credits.

The Dean of Students provides vision, direction and strategic leadership to facilitate students’ growth, personal and academic achievement, and career success through programs and services that support and enhance the mission and strategic directions of the School. CWSL aspires to help students develop and support their career and professional goals while providing a supportive learning environment. The Dean of Students leads the following departments and services that support the mission: Career and Professional Development Office (CPDO); Office of Admissions and the Office of Student and Diversity Services (which includes disability services, counseling and mentoring resources, and support for Commencement and major events, as well as support for a robust group of student organizations).

Reporting to Dean Sean Megan Scott who began her tenure as the President and Dean in August, 2020, the Dean of Students is member of the leadership team and works closely with the other deans, the faculty and students to advance the mission of the School. The Dean of Students will be a creative and resourceful leader with both the passion and the experience to advance the diversity, equity and inclusion aspirations of the school and to build on a deeply felt commitment to these values. The new leader will be a partner to the faculty and the academic deans in their efforts to support students and create an optimal climate for learning. By providing vision, direction and strategic leadership to departments, services, and programs that have a direct impact on the entire student life cycle from admission through the arc of the program of legal education to graduation, this position offers an opportunity to matter by helping to change the trajectory of students’ lives.

The ideal candidate will be a natural collaborator, an excellent communicator and a valued leader of an experienced staff. A J.D. and administrative experience in student affairs in a law school setting will be assets to this role. Candidates with law school student affairs experience and a graduate degree in higher education, student affairs, counseling or other related field, as well as candidates with a J.D. and comparable administrative experience from another relevant setting will also be given full consideration. This search is moving on a quick timeline. The Dean of Students will be expected to begin as soon as possible but not later than the summer of 2021. WittKieffer is assisting California Western School of Law in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials, including a resume, cover letter and statement of commitment to diversity should be received by April 2, 2021. To learn more, read the comprehensive leadership profile.

Application materials should be submitted using the buttons below.

APPLY    INQUIRE   NOMINATE

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Sheila Murphy and Shelley Arakawa, J.D.

CWSLDeanSACD@wittkieffer.com

California Western School of Law is committed to using the law to prevent and solve human and societal problems. In conjunction with our mission – to train ethical, competent, and compassionate lawyers, representative of our diverse society and equipped to use the law effectively and creatively on behalf of all members of society – we value a rich diversity among our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as well as in the larger communities of which we are a part.

The law school 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.


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.