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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.


Financial Analyst - Grants 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Financial Analyst - Grants position. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of pre and post-award grant administration, contract administration, financial analysis, and related accounting duties. The position will serve as the primary financial liaison with program staff and the development team for grant-related financial information and calculation needs.  This position will assist program staff with the development of pre-award grant budgets, post-award grant accounting ensuring compliance with OMB uniform guidance and funding source guidelines, timely and accurate submission of financial reporting, assisting with the A-133 audit, and the orderly closure of grants. This position will prepare various financial analyses needed to manage operations and to assist in the preparation of the organizational budget and projections.  The Financial Analyst - Grants reports to the Vice President of Finance.

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Overseeing day-to-day activities of the grant administrative function.

  • Managing and assisting program staff, during the pre-award stage, in preparing complete and accurate grant proposal budgets.

  • Providing edits to all grant application documents.

  • Reviewing grant solicitations.

  • Preparing forecasts for individual grants.

  • Analyzing and monitoring grant budgets.

  • Ensuring compliance with grantor and federal regulations.

  • Managing general ledger.

  • Reviewing and analyzing all labor distribution change requests.

  • Participating in audit preparations.

  • Reviewing and reconciling expenditures, revenues, grant receivable, payroll data, accruals and cost allocations to verify compliance with grant regulations.

  • Preparing the Schedule of Expenditures for Federal Awards (SEFA).

  • Performing all grant closeout functions.

  • Preparing organizational financial analyses and projections.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance required

  • At least six years of accounting with three years of considerable experience with not-for-profit grant accounting required

  • Three or more years of supervisory experience preferred

  • Intermediate level computer skills

  • Intermediate knowledge of computerized accounting systems (Microsoft Navision a plus)

  • Highly proficient with MS Office, specifically Excel

  • Fluency in Spanish language (written and speaking) is preferred

About us:

Established in 1924, California Western School of Law is an ABA accredited, non-profit law school. Our downtown campus is in the center of San Diego’s legal and cultural communities.  We are committed to using the law to solve human and societal problems.  Detailed information is available at https://www.cwsl.edu/

Apply now

  • Introduce yourself by sending us a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.

   


Service Desk Technician – Level 2

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for a Service Desk Technician – Level 2. Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of Enterprise Systems, and under the direction of the Manger of Service Desk & Desktop Systems, the incumbent will participate as a member of a multi-person service desk team.  The incumbent is responsible for exemplary support to the user community at California Western School of Law and for responding to and resolving incoming requests to the Service Desk email ticketing system as well as phone calls and in-person assistance.

The primary responsibilities of the Service Desk Technician – Level 2 (include but not limited to):

  • Respond to end users with their requests for technical support (submitted via ticketing system and telephone calls).

  • Provide desktop computing services that include:  imaging, setup, installation, trouble-shooting and support

  • Create, utilize, and update technical documentation in ticketing system knowledge base.

  • Identify issues or challenges which may be impeding efficiency and efficacy of end-user support.

  • Collaborate with institutional constituents to understand business operations, processes and IT infrastructure, service, project, and support needs.

     

To qualify, the successful candidate will have the following: 

  • College degree required

  • 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in 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)

    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Demonstrated ability creating, managing, and deploying Windows desktop images in a network environment.

  • Must have experience in incident management using a ticketing system and managing anti-virus software for the desktop

  • Experience working in higher education a plus

Apply now

Introduce yourself by sending us a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.

Established in 1924, California Western School of Law is an ABA accredited, non-profit law school. Our downtown campus is in the center of San Diego’s legal and cultural communities. We are committed to using the law to solve human and societal problems. Detailed information is available at https://www.cwsl.edu/


Vice President of Institutional Advancement

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. This position is a senior leadership position responsible for the strategy and execution of all programs aimed at the understanding and support of California Western School of Law. The position plays a crucial role in the implementation of the mission and long-term goals of the law school, including strategic brand management, development, marketing and public relations, and alumni affairs. The Vice President is also responsible for government relations and public affairs relating to the law school and legal education in general. The Vice President is also the principal staff member supporting the Board of Trustees and provides information to the Board and responds to Board inquiries, along with the President and Dean.

 

Strategic Priorities:

  1. Establish the CWSL brand and drive differentiation

    1. Supervise market testing of the brand.

    2. Execute a sustained brand campaign locally and digitally.

    3. Translate the brand into compelling marketing campaigns to attract future students.

    4. Create a marketing effort that drives employer preference for CWSL graduates.

    5. Increase alumni pride and affiliation through digital engagement and personal experiences.

       

  2. Lead CWSL’s development strategy and execution, including the centennial campaign

    1. Continue to improve systems and modernize digital practices for alumni engagement and fundraising.

    2. Build alumni participation and engagement, including participation in philanthropy.

    3. Prepare for and lead the law school’s centennial campaign, including helping to develop a culture of philanthropy among the law school’s alumni.

       

  3. Drive the overhaul of CWSL’s digital presence

    1. Direct the development of a content-rich and compelling web experience for primary constituents.

    2. Supervise the ongoing development of content consistent with the brand and differentiating the law school.

    3. Engage constituents through digital marketing and social strategies.

    4. Continue to modernize data-driven activities as CWSL continues to integrate its ERP system.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Master’s or other advanced academic degree strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in advancement, alumni relations, marketing, and communications

  • Minimum of 8 years in a high-level administrative position including significant strategic and managerial responsibilities demonstrating strong leadership skills

  • Experience in budget management required

  • Leadership experience in a major capital campaign preferred

  • Successful fundraising experience, including (but not limited to) managing and analyzing donor relations processes and alumni/donor databases, annual fund, planned giving, major and principal gifts required

  • Proven track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and planned gift prospects.

  • Brand and marketing experience with emphasis on content marketing and digital marketing strategies that differentiate an institution.

  • Experience in higher education environment preferred

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Established in 1924, California Western School of Law is an ABA accredited, non-profit law school. Our downtown campus is in the center of San Diego’s legal and cultural communities.  We are committed to using the law to solve human and societal problems.

 

Apply now

  • Introduce yourself by sending us a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume to: Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.


Financial Aid Counselor

An exciting place to work, California Western School of Law is San Diego’s oldest law school. Our downtown campus is in the center of San Diego’s legal and cultural communities.  We are committed to using the law to solve human and societal problems.

What are our Standards of Excellence?

  • Creating an inclusive environment.

  • Engaging in professional development

  • Providing exemplary customer service

  • Pioneering new concepts and ideas

As a Financial Aid Counselor you will work to serve the mission of the law school, to be a strategic partner, and provide the best service to the California Western School of Law community.

Are you…

  • someone that works well with details?

  • direct, diplomatic, and compassionate?

  • a resourceful problem solver who can prioritize and work with a sense of urgency?

California Western is looking for a Financial Aid Counselor that will assist the office with the organization and administration of federal, state, and private financial aid programs. This position counsels students regarding financial aid issues, processes financial aid applications and disbursements, and notifies students of their eligibility for aid.

If this interests you and you possess the following education and talents, we would like to meet you.

  • Combination of a bachelor’s degree and 2 years of professional experience in financial aid or equivalent

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Customer service experience in higher education (preferred)

  • Familiarity with professional federal financial aid administration websites – COD, NSLDS, IFAP, and CPS (helpful)

  • Experience with PowerFAIDS (preferred)

  • Intermediate-level computer skills including experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

Apply Now

  • Introduce yourself by sending us a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and résumé to Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.


 

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.