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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.


Chief of Staff

California Western School of Law (CWSL), San Diego seeks applicants for a Chief of Staff.  The Chief of Staff is a key, strategic position within the Dean's Office.  Reporting directly to the President and Dean, the Chief of Staff supports the Dean on a wide variety of executive duties, assists in implementing strategic Law School projects and initiatives, takes on special projects for the Dean, and works collaboratively with senior management and faculty.

The primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Strategic advice
    • Serve as a key, strategic advisor to the President and Dean.
    • Provide independent, researched, and strategic analysis of issues impacting the law school and prioritize pressing issues.
    • Provides appropriate, accurate, and timely information to the President & Dean to facilitate efficient and effective decision-making and implementation of initiatives.
    • Attend meetings that the President and Dean cannot attend and report back on issues discussed.
  • Board of Trustees
    • Manage the relationship with Board of Trustees.
    • Keep accurate records of corporate bylaws, corporate filings, board meeting minutes, board records and materials, and board member terms and contact information.
    • Prepare, with the board chair, board meeting agendas.
    • Take and distribute board meeting minutes according to Robert’s Rules of Order.
    • Prepare materials for board chair to facilitate and the President and Dean to participate in board meetings.
    • Organize and disseminate materials for board meetings.
  • Accreditation
    • Serve as an expert on accreditation standards.
    • Serve as the law school’s accreditation contact, including as the WASC accreditation liaison officer, which is the law school’s primary point of contact for WASC accreditation issues.
    • Conduct research on key issues, including legal education and practice, accreditation, and related issues at the direction of the Dean.
    • Serve as an expert resource on current legal education and practice issues and trends.
    • Working with senior leaders at the school, communicate with the ABA and other regulators on matters affecting the law school.
  • Decanal initiatives
    • Oversee the implementation of decanal initiatives.
    • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the law school's strategic plan and priorities, monitor and track progress, and identify areas for growth and improvement.
    • Drafts, reviews, and edits memoranda, presentations, proposals, and reports on behalf of the President and Dean.
  • Leadership
    • Participate in leadership meetings and other committees, groups, and task forces as assigned.
    • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders and inspire the respect, trust, and confidence.
    • Report as needed, verbally or in writing, to the Board of Trustees, the Dean, and the senior administration.
    • Manage the budget of the Dean’s Office, review the budgets of the Dean’s direct reports, and keep the Dean informed.
    • Demonstrate a high level of responsibility and reliability.
    • Perform, with team approach, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor required.
  • A minimum of 3 years professional administration experience supporting senior level manager in higher education.
  • Must have substantial experience in administrative and budgetary planning, as well as experience compiling and analyzing data.
  • Must demonstrate ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population.Exceptional analytical capacity and written and verbal communication skills is required.
  • Must have strong interpersonal, advising and counseling skills.
  • Tact, discretion, and experience handling highly confidential information is required.
  • The Chief of Staff must demonstrate the ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  • Travel nationally and regionally on a regular and ongoing basis is required.
  • Occasional multi-day and overnight travel is required.

Computer Skills:

  • Highly proficient level computer skills.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office 2000 or later, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

 

CWSL COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California Western School of Law policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine.  Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.  The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school will be required to participate in CWSL’s COVID-19 testing program.  Further information can be found on our website at https://www.cwsl.edu/Covid-Updates

 

APPLY NOW

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

Resume and Cover Letter required.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until June 1, 2022.

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/

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

  • Generous employer contribution for Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (depending on which plan/level the employee elects).
  • 403 (b) Employer Retirement contribution of 8% (up to 8k per year) Fully and immediately vested.
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance.
  • Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Plan.
  • Reduced Summer Work Schedule (paid).
  • Paid Winter Break (week of x-mas through new year)
  • Additional 10+ Paid Holidays
  • Accrued Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Programs

Perks:

  • Little Italy/Downtown location for convenient access to great restaurants and after hour activities.
  • On-Campus parking facilities provided.
  • Employee engagement events held both virtual and on-campus.
  • On-Campus Convenience Store.
  • Bottomless Specialty Coffee.
  • Use of on-campus Law Library facilities.

 

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.

 

Exam Proctor

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego seeks applicants for Exam Proctors.  Under the direct supervision of the Registrar, the Exam Proctor will be responsible for administering examinations to students.  This position is part-time and seasonal, where proctors will be working during the midterms and final exam periods.

The primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Administer exams to students following established exam protocols.
  • Provide verbal instructions to students that are accurate and clear.
  • Monitor activity in the classroom and building hallways during exams.
  • Maintain control in high tension and deadline situations; be quick to think and respond with appropriate judgment; bring issues immediately to the attention of the appropriate staff member.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional confidentiality and integrity.
  • Work with the appropriate level of assistance.
  • Proactively advise the Registrar’s staff with potential issues and regular updates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions is required.
  • A thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and basic arithmetic required.
  • 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 judgement.
  • Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy are crucial.
  • Must be punctual, dependable, and able to work in a team dynamic.

Computer Skills:

  • Aptitude for learning new technology, as needed.

CWSL COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In accordance with the California Western School of Law policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine.  Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.  The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school will be required to participate in CWSL’s COVID-19 testing program.  Further information can be found on our website at https://www.cwsl.edu/Covid-Updates

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 Hourly rate:  $15.00 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/

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.


Staff Attorney – New Media Rights

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego seeks applicants for a Staff Attorney for the New Media Rights program.  This is a full-time position based on funding.  This position is funded by various grants and outside funding. Under the supervision of the Executive Program Director, the Staff Attorney is responsible for supervising and managing students, providing one-to-one legal assistance on Intellectual Property, media, and communications law issues, and creating/launching/marketing educational legal products and courses.

The primary responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Supervision of Students
  • Provide, and supervise students in providing, one-to-one assistance to individuals on Intellectual Property, privacy, and media law related issues.
  • Draft, and supervise students in drafting, public policy comments, letters, and amicus briefs to regulatory agencies and courts.
  • Conduct, and supervise students in providing, general research, write and create of how-to and resource guides for the New Media Rights web site.
  • Supervise support staff.

    • Supervise part-time student workers.
    • Hire, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
    • Delegate effectively to ensure workload is balanced for efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Provide appropriate feedback and coaching to assigned staff on a regular basis.
  • Educational Resources
    • Create and edit an intellectual property, privacy, and media law resource library that includes business
    • facing guides with best practices for compliance as well as consumer-facing guides with explanations of
    • individual consumers’ rights.
    • Assist with the development, launch, and marketing of other educational resources.
      • Develop and deliver educational presentations, including CLEs
      • Write articles, email courses, sales pages, and sales emails.
      • Interface with and provide customer support for students and purchasers of the paid
      • educational resources.
  • Public Relations & Membership
    • Provide primarily electronic and web-based work, with some in person connections in the community.
      • Speak in the community to consumers and creators about digital and internet rights related
      • issues.
      • Execute Social Media & Web Presence - Managing Contacts and lists of creators, nonprofits, and
      • §other supporters and community members.
      • Develop a deep understanding of, and fluency with using Drupal and other software / services
      • NMR uses for its web presence.
      • Day to day management of website including content, usability and aesthetic aspects.
      • Interact with Web Developer where necessary to make improvements to website.
      • Precise and targeted community outreach that can be measured to produce results in terms of
      • §new clients and partnership/collaboration opportunities.
      • Track that outreach.
      • Increase grassroots donations and involvement in the community.
      • Update and manage our Equipment, Events, & Competitions calendar.
  • NMR Support
    • Identify grants & submit them.
    • Perform basic tasks as assigned by supervisor on NMR website (help create new admins, give admin
    • rights, get photos from users for staff profiles, create new email addresses, post new videos).
    • Work on multimedia including images, video, and promotional materials.
    • Assist in all aspects of meeting the objectives of any grant awards.
    • Occasional evening and weekend hours necessary.
    • 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 Executive Director of NMR of project status, potential issues and departmental
    • progress.
    • Perform, with team approach, other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • Must be a member of the California Bar in good standing and have interest and experience in the practice of Intellectual Property, privacy, and media law.
  • Experience with supervising, fundraising, outreach, and/or legal technology (use and/or building thereof) are preferred.
  • Strong commitment to customer service essential.
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population.
  • Proficient at managing multiple priorities and accomplishing simultaneous demands while maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize with the appropriate level of urgency.

Computer Skills:

  • Basic level computer skills.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • General Internet skills are essential.
  • Experience with website management preferred.
  • Knowledge of effective internet search properties.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in social media required including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Highly proficient with legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and familiar with other legal and government resources.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology

CWSL COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:

In accordance with the California Western School of Law policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus.  Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine.  Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.  The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation.  Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the school will be required to participate in CWSL’s COVID-19 testing program.  Further information can be found on our website at https://www.cwsl.edu/Covid-Updates

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

Approximate salary: $62,400.00

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until 11/30/21.

Resume and Cover Letter required.

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.


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.