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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.


Associate Director for Spanish Programs

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is looking for an Associate Director for Spanish Programs. This position will report to the Executive Director for the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy (ICDA).  The Associate Director for Spanish Programs will be responsible for overseeing all Spanish and Latin American programs for ICDA, including the Maestría en Derecho (LL.M.) con Especialización en Litigación Oral, ACCESO Capacitación, the Concurso Nacional de Juicio Oral y Audiencias Preliminares in Mexico, and RED Inocente[WM1] [MD2] . This is a full-time grant funded position.  This position requires the ability to work weekends and some evenings. International, national, and regional travel is required on a regular and ongoing basis and may require occasional multi-day and overnight travel.

 

As an Associate Director for Spanish Programs 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.

 

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

  • Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association accredited law school required

  • Experience in criminal litigation required, criminal litigation training a plus

  • Experience in grant administration and management

  • Development experience required

  • At least 3 years’ progressively responsible experience in a high pace, deadline driven administrative support position preferred

  • Experience in higher education or nonprofit organizations beneficial

  • Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal)

  • Fluency in legal Spanish a plus

  • Must possess an advanced level of computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook

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, 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.


Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applicants for Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement. 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. 

Twice recognized by the National Jurist as one of the “Best Law Schools for Exam Preparation,” CWSL’s first-time bar takers consistently meet or surpass ABA state averages on the CA Bar Exam. This position will grow the already strong program; by coordinating and supervising academic support and bar support programs for students at CWSL. The Assistant Dean reports to the Vice-President of Student Life, and will work collaboratively with faculty and other members of the Student Life team – Student and Diversity Services, Career and Professional Development, Admissions, and Financial Aid.

The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement include:

  • Develop and manage academic and bar support programs, events, and outreach.

  • Plan, coordinate, and teach the Academic Achievement Workshops (CA Civil Procedure) each trimester.

  • Together, with a team of four full-time positions, supervise and delegate administrative aspects of the Academic Achievement Program.

  • Supervise Associate Director of Bar Programs, Assistant Director of Academic Achievement, Administrative Assistant, Bar Adjunct Professors, and Student Tutors.

To qualify, the successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school required. California Bar strongly preferred. 

  • Experience with legal pedagogy, academic support and bar support required.

  • At least five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity is preferred. 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.


Digital Marketing and Events Specialist

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking a highly creative Digital Marketing and Events Specialist for our Alumni Engagement department. This position will create, implement and maintain a social media strategy across varying digital mediums to increase alumni outreach and engagement efforts as well as implement alumni engagement programs and events locally and regionally. This position requires the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

As a Digital Marketing and Events Specialist 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…

  • well versed in all facets of digital communication?

  • 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 marketing (digital/social media) and event planning.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in marketing/production management.

  • Experience in pay per click (PPC) advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), display, invitation design, video, print, direct mail, outdoor media, ability to adapt graphics, messaging and postings.

  • At least 1 year experience with event marketing.

  • 1 year experience with event support and coordination.

  • Experience in higher education a plus.

  • 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, 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.