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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.


Alumni Engagement Coordinator

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking a Coordinator for our Alumni Engagement department. This position will assist the Alumni Engagement department with the development, management and implementation of all aspects of a comprehensive alumni engagement and stewardship programs locally and regionally. This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends.

As the Coordinator 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…

  • experienced in event and program coordination?

  • an organized, detailed oriented administrator with strong communication skills who can prioritize and work in a team environment?

  • a self-starter who can multitask and handle matters independently?

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably in event and special management, program planning, external and alumni relations, stewardship programming and development. 

  • At least 3 years’ experience in all facets of programming and event coordination. 

  • Experience in higher education a plus.

  • Skilled in invitation production and direct mail coordination and distribution, event registration, name tags, stewardship, newsletters, and vendor relations. Travel and evening events required local and regional.

  • 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.

What are our Standards of Excellence?

  • Creating an inclusive environment

  • Engaging in professional development

  • Providing exemplary customer service

  • Pioneering new concepts and ideas

Apply now

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


Temporary Administrative Assistant

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for a Temporary Administrative Assistant for our Faculty Support Services department.   Under the direct supervision of the Director of Faculty Support Services, the Temporary Administrative Assistant will perform a variety of administrative support tasks, including the organization and assembly of exam documents.  This position may also provide administrative and clerical support to the faculty.

The primary responsibilities of the Temporary Administrative Assistant (include but not limited to):

  • Greet and provide assistance, handle special requests and provide information to staff, students, and professors.

  • Provide administrative and clerical support to the faculty.

  • Copy all exams.

  • Organize and file all exam documents.

To qualify, the successful candidate will have the following: 

  • College degree preferred.

  • At least 1 year of progressively responsible experience in a customer service oriented administrative support position.

  • Must type a minimum of 40 wpm.

  • Must possess intermediate level of computer skill and proficiency using MS Word, WordPerfect 8.0, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

  • Proficient with mail merges, formatting letters, footnoting and creating tables.

  • Basic proficiency with formulas, creating macros and charts, and managing data.

  • Familiarity with Examsoft’s Examplify.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

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.


Assistant Director of Academic Support

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applicants for Assistant Director of Academic Support. 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. 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.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Academic Support (include but not limited to):

  • Supervise the tutoring program.

  • Present skills workshops.

  • Working with first-year students who are facing academic difficulty.

  • Teach the Academic Skills and Analysis Program (ASAP) Workshop for first-year students

  • Assist alumni who are studying for the California bar exam.

To qualify, the successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited law school required.

  • Successful passage of California Bar Exam required.

  • At least one year of law teaching experience in an academic support or bar preparation program required.

  • Two years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Experience in course planning, classroom presentations, and one-on-one tutoring preferred.

  • Experience in learning theories and effective pedagogy, including formative and summative assessment required.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

What are our Standards of Excellence?

  • Creating an inclusive environment.

  • Engaging in professional development

  • Providing exemplary customer service

  • Pioneering new concepts and ideas

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.


Controller and Director of the Business Office

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Controller and Director of the Business Office. This position is responsible for financial reporting and the overall operations of the Business Office and its staff. The position is responsible for analyzing complex accounting issues, ensuring financial reports are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, implementing and coordinating the application of new and/or revised accounting policies and procedures, and implementing new and/or revised accounting software.  This position supervises all aspects of the accounting records and interacts with faculty, staff, students, other department leaders and outside consultants in the process.  The Controller and Director of the Business Office reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.

  • Prepare and manage all financial reporting

  • Maintain all financial records and ledgers, ensuring its accuracy.

  • Manage the school’s annual audits.

  • Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting, including the annual tax returns.

  • Manage the day to day activities of the Business Office team.

  • Oversee the monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.

  • Calculate, monitor, and recommend transactions for daily cash flow and treasury needs for all operations including grant funding and cash management.

  • Manage grant accounting for federal, state, and local grants ensuring compliance with relevant OMB Uniform Guidance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in Accounting

  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressively responsible accounting and reporting experience

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ supervisory experience required

  • CPA and experience with A-133 audits and OMB Uniform Guidance preferred

  • Considerable knowledge of current accounting theory, principles, practices, and internal control procedures, with focus on not-for profit accounting

  • Must be able to reconcile accounts, recognize potential problematic areas and resolve same

  • Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial

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.


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.