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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.


Service Desk Technician-Level 2

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego seeks applicants for the position of Service Desk Technician-Level 2Under the supervision of the Manager of Service Desk and Desktop Systems, the Service Desk Technician-Level 2 is part of a multi-person Service Desk team responsible for providing exemplary support to the user community at CWSL.  This position is responsible 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 (include but are not limited to):

  • Participate in a multi-person Service Desk team based on a Tiered service delivery model, appropriate for a higher education setting.
  • Respond to end users with their requests for technical support, submitted via ticketing system and telephone calls.
  • Create, utilize, and update technical documentation in ticketing system knowledge base.
  • Create and maintain regularly updated and reliable Windows workstation images.
  • Escalate unresolved support issues to Tier 2 IT resources.
  • Identify issues or challenges which may be impeding efficiency and efficacy of end user support.
  • Provide support, which may include extended hours and weekends.
  • Collaborate with institutional constituents to understand business operations, processes, IT infrastructure, service, project, and support needs.
  • Work with, and as backup to other Service Desk team members in all areas of Service Desk responsibility.
  • Assist with the management, deployment, replacement, and troubleshooting of workstations and printers.
  • Keep network and peripheral cabling neat, organized, and out-of-view.
  • Proactively use web-based tools (search engine, forum, and knowledge base) to troubleshoot problems.
  • Attend department meetings, take notes, and actively engage in the topics being discussed.
  • Exercise appropriate judgment and seek help from other IT staff when necessary.
  • Maintain an orderly appearance of the Service Desk office area and IT storage areas.
  • Create and maintain clear internal IT procedure documentation, as well as user facing self-help documentation.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of user accounts, user data, and sensitive issues.
  • Work on specific ERP planning, implementation, and support activities, tasks, and schedules as directed by Director of Information Technology.
  • Work with Director of Information Technology and IT personnel to provide customer service focus for the organization.
  • Participate in working groups and committees, as well as professional development and training.
  • Work with appropriate level of assistance, instruction, and supervision.
  • Proactively advise the Manager of Service Desk and Desktop Systems of project status, potential issues, and overall departmental progress.
  • Perform, with team approach, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have at least two to four years of progressively responsible experience in a Windows network environment and successful completion of any of the following:CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, ITIL, Microsoft or similar computer technician certification.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Demonstrated ability creating, managing, and deploying Windows desktop images in a Microsoft network environment.
  • Must have experience with incident management using a ticketing system and managing anti-virus software for the desktop.
  • Experience working in higher education a plus
  • Experience working in legal education a plus.
  • Must be a motivated, highly organized, and self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to effectively multitask and handle a variety of matters independently.
  • Work with minimal supervision in a professional manner with maturity, tact, and diplomacy, while using appropriate judgment.
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy is crucial.Excellent writing skills are required.

Skill:

  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • Strong experience with MS Windows in a network environment is essential.
  • Strong Service Desk Experience supporting Microsoft Office 365 is essential (primarily Teams, Outlook, & Multi-Factor Auth).
  • Ability to author business-level IT documentation and knowledge base articles is essential.
  • Experience or familiarity with desktop management systems/software (e.g. Desktop Authority, Script Logic).
  • Intermediate Network troubleshooting skillset.
  • Familiarity with managing network printers.
  • Internet search skills are essential.
  • Strong, intuitive troubleshooting skills.
  • Experience supporting OSX and Apple products in a Microsoft environment.
  • Experience using PowerShell commands in a support capacity.
  • Ability to use web page editing software and experience maintaining web-based documentation.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology.
  • Experience supporting mobile devices (MDM), using Microsoft Intune is desired.

 

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.

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)
  • Paid winter break (week of x-mas through new year)
  • Additional 10+ paid holidays
  • Preapproved paid moving expenses
  • 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.


Reference Librarian

California Western School of Law (CWSL) seeks an energetic, highly motivated law librarian to provided excellent research and reference services to faculty and students, engage in legal research instruction, actively participate in collection development, and the creation of forward facing resources and guides.

The library consists of 11 total people in public services, technical services, and student computing.  The library houses 466 student seats on four floors with over 36,000 square feet of space.  The collection contains all major databases, and a substantial print collection consisting of over 60,000 monographs and 22,000 serials.

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

  • Provide reference assistance at the reference desk, including evening and weekend hours.
  • Provide specialized services to the law faculty, including advanced research, bibliographies, and current awareness.
  • Prepare bibliographies and other user aids, including multimedia tutorials, lessons, and guides.
  • Maintain the Library’s online resources webpage (currently a LibGuide).
  • Provide individual instruction on the use of resources in print, electronic and other formats.
  • Distribute WESTLAW/LEXIS account information to faculty, staff, and students.
  • In charge of Library when on duty during weekend and evening hours.
  • Provide oversight of the Student Computer Labs, in the absence of their assigned staff.
  • Fill in at the circulation desk when assigned staff are unavailable.
  • Perform minor maintenance on copiers.
  • Improve or automate processes as needed.

Qualifications: 

  • JD from ABA approved law school, MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program required.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills required.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation required.
  • Interest in teaching legal research required.
  • 1-3 years academic law library experience preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience preferred.

Skills:

  • Must possess high level of computer skills and proficiency using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in social media are required.
  • Must be familiar with Internet search engines.
  • Must be highly proficient with legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and familiar with other legal and government resources.
  • Must possess knowledge of effective internet search 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

Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 3 references who can speak directly to your education, training, or related skills to be considered for the position.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  First review of applications will start November 2, 2020.

About us:

California Western School of Law is San Diego’s oldest law school and will celebrate its 100th year anniversary in 2024.  It 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 downtown’s Little Italy district, with views of the bay, the downtown campus consists of a classroom building, administrative building and a modern, four story library dedicated by US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2000. 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)
  • Paid winter break (week of x-mas through new year)
  • Additional 10+ paid holidays
  • Preapproved paid moving expenses
  • 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.

 

Associate Director, Student & Diversity Services

California Western School of Law (CWSL) in San Diego is an independent law school whose mission is to “train ethical, competent and compassionate lawyers, representative of our diverse society, who can use the law effectively and creatively.”  With a population of almost 50% diverse law students, CWSL is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its student body.   CWSL seeks applicants for the position of Associate Director of Student and Diversity Services (Associate Director). Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean, the Associate Director develops, implements, coordinates, and assesses department programs with a focus on diverse, disabled, and underrepresented students.  The Associate Director will collaborate with California Western internal and external constituents on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and programs in support of students.  The Associate Director will provide co-curricular coaching to students on an individual or small group basis.  This position will serve as department second.

CWSL strongly encourages applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of community, engagement and equity is imperative. 

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

  • In partnership with Assistant Dean, develop, implement, and assess, the department’s co-curricular programming, initiatives and procedures that advance the success of, and opportunities for, all students with a focus on the needs and interests of diverse, disabled or underrepresented students.
  • In partnership with Assistant Dean, or as assigned, manage administration of Disability Services at the law school.
  • In partnership with Assistant Dean, assess and report on outcomes of programming and services sponsored by the department to determine effectiveness and actively respond by developing appropriate programs and services.
  • Provide co-curricular counseling support, advice and referrals to students on individual basis including but not limited to transitioning to law school, well-being, school-life balance, etc.
  • In partnership with Assistant Dean, or as assigned, effective management of department and supervision of staff.
  • Collaborate with faculty, departments, staff, alumni and outside constituencies to support and assist diverse, disabled or underrepresented students.
  • Provide leadership, advisement and support for student organizations to enhance the student experience with a focus on diverse student organizations.
  • Facilitate and promote scholarship opportunities for all students, especially diverse, disabled or underrepresented students.
  • Serve as a liaison to bar associations and community groups as well as to diversity leaders and organizations in the legal community and legal education in order to facilitate professional opportunities of students with a focus on diverse or underrepresented students.
  • In partnership with the Assistant Dean and relevant law school constituencies, to support efforts to address issues experienced by students from many different social identities, including under-represented communities, disability, first-generation, socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, military status, nationality, citizenship, age or other group identities.
  • In the absence of the Assistant Dean, or as assigned, serve as Department Second.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in higher education or related field, or a juris doctor from an ABA-accredited law school required.
  • Must have at least four years of experience in higher education student affairs and multicultural education, disability services or substantially related fields.
  • Must have at least one-year experience counseling students.
  • Must have at least three years of supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Experience with event planning, program administration, student support, assessment and implementation, and current technology a plus.
  • Knowledge of higher education and participation in a broad array of areas related to diversity, equity and inclusion required.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse and underrepresented groups (e.g. Native American, African American, Latinos, LGBTIQA+, Women, disabled, veterans, socio-economically disadvantaged, first-generation, and students who are parents or caretakers).

    Skill:

  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Teams, Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • General Internet skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of effective internet search properties.
  • Experience with database programs required.
  • Knowledge of web page editing software.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in social media required including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology.

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume to be considered for the position.

Applications must be received by 10/30/2020 to be consider for the position.

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)
  • Paid winter break (week of x-mas through new year)
  • Additional 10+ paid holidays
  • Preapproved paid moving expenses
  • Wellness Programs

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.

 

 


 

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

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume to be considered for the position.

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

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 403(b) and flexible spending plans. 

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.