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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.


Major Gift Officer

California Western School of Law (CWSL), San Diego seeks applicants for a Major Gift Officer.  Under the direction of the Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Major Gift Officer develops, initiates, and implements strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major, planned and leadership gifts from current and prospective donors.  The incumbent is responsible for identifying prospective donors as well as maintaining a portfolio of existing donor prospects.  The incumbent will work collaboratively to optimize donor cultivation and support.  In addition, the incumbent will provide strategic and tactical support for overall Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement programs and operations.  This position plays a critical role in building the pipeline of donors for key campus fundraising priorities, including the Centennial Campaign for California Western.

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

  • Fundraising/ Portfolio Management
    • Develop, manage and steward dynamic donor portfolio of existing and newly identified prospects for all categories of campus fundraising to include, but not limited to major and planned gifts.
    • Responsible for conducting the fundamentals of fundraising (e.g., identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition of existing and prospective donors).
    • Responsible for developing a “moves management” and engagement strategy for existing and prospective donors.
    • Responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of existing and prospective donor meetings, programs and special events, locally, nationally and internationally.Must be able to collaborate with other law school departments to optimize fundraising support (e.g., Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Community Relations, Career and Professional Development Office, Business Office, law school Clinics, Student and Diversity Services, and Admissions).
    • Manage an active portfolio of between 150-200 existing and prospective donors by engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts with an emphasis from $5,000 - $1,000,000.
    • Qualify major and planned gift prospects and solicit gifts.Continue to implement a broad range of methods of prospect identification in an effort to build a robust portfolio of new donors to the law school.
    • Write proposals for the solicitation of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.Strengthen the donor pipeline by working with fellow gift officers and the Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Department to develop strategies for fundraising efforts.This may include arranging visits, programs and events by or in conjunction with other gift officers and law school personnel.Develop persuasive written and oral presentations and proposals for existing and potential donors, adhering to campus policies and procedures governing fundraising.
    • Analyze and evaluate prospect and donor data to generate targeted lists and recommend strategic next steps.
    • Ensure that predetermined fundraising goals are met and implement program activities to achieve these goals.Evaluate and recommend appropriate next steps for newly qualified potential donors.
    • This requires assessment of prospect's interests and knowledge of law school programs to recommend most effective ways to optimize near-term and longer-term philanthropy to California Western.
    • Implement annual fundraising plan and budget in conjunction with team members.
    • Communicate effectively with all Development, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, Student and Diversity Services, Career and Professional Development Office, Community Relations, Admissions, Business Office, and Dean’s office staff at the law school to enable effective coordination that supports Development’s fundraising priorities.
  • Prospect Identification/Cultivation and Donor Relations/Stewardship
    • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors.In collaboration with various departments, develop and implement stewardship strategies, events and activities that promote continued involvement of donors and encourage donors to make additional contributions.These activities will include gifts, cards, telephone calls, visits, tours, letters and special events.
    • Develop and implement prospect research and cultivation strategies and activities.
    • Support the preparation of reports, summaries, briefings, donor rosters and donor reports relevant to stewardship activities and develop strategic opportunities to share the message of philanthropic impact with prospects and donors.Audit and cross-reference donor rosters and other donor reports with the incumbent’s portfolio.
    • Contribute to planning and execution of prospect cultivation and donor relations programs and events.
    • Participate in campus-wide activities and events as appropriate.
    • Coordinate all donor appointment and travel arrangements.
    • Coordinate responses to donor requests.
  • Program Management/Planning
    • Attend law school functions as the representative of the department.
    • Self-monitor to ensure that all work is in compliance with California Western policies and procedures as they pertain to all aspects of fundraising in support of the law school.
    • Plan, organize, and direct large-scale fundraising campaigns.Participate in prospect management system; file timely and accurate online contact reports.
    • Evaluate programs using financial feasibility studies and market research, including planning and evaluating annual solicitation programs and make recommendations for improvements.Compile gift projections and giving-level data, summarize in report format and make recommendations to leadership.
    • Recruit, train, and support key volunteers who assist in advancement efforts.Staff support groups and volunteer committees created to focus on donor relations and stewardship activity.
    • Work with the appropriate level of assistance, instruction, and supervision.
    • Proactively advise the Vice President of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on project status, potential issues and overall departmental progress.
    • Responsible for the reconciliation of travel expenses.
    • Perform, with team approach.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Three (3) or more years of demonstrated successful experience in all aspects of major gift fundraising required.
  • In depth knowledge of major gift fundraising, stewardship, donor relations, and public relations concepts, principles, procedures, and techniques preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in written gift proposals and agreements, strategic donor (existing donors and prospects) “moves management” and engagement strategies required.
  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of development, including major and planned giving policies, cultivation, donor recognition, support group management and administration required.
  • Progressive development experience in a complex organization including frontline experience required.
  • Strong portfolio knowledge and experience in donor “moves management” including donor qualification/cultivation/stewardship required.
  • Proven ability to create briefing materials and key talking points that support law school leadership in donor engagement required.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Must demonstrate the interest and ability to work with a highly diverse population.
  • A strong commitment to customer service is essential to success in the position.
  • Must be a motivated, highly organized, and self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to effectively multitask and handle a variety of matters independently, with minimal supervision, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgement.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, effective time management, organizational and project management skills, analytical and problem-solving ability, and flexibility.
  • Professional attire and presentation are required.
  • Experience in higher education a plus.
  • Attendance at evening and weekend events and programs is required.
  • Must be able to travel to local, regional and international events.
  • Must have daily access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance acknowledging the vehicle is used for employee’s work purposes.
  • Must maintain a clean driving record.

Computer Skills:

  • Intermediate level computer skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with database management systems required.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Familiarity with WealthPoint and ResearchPoint helpful.
  • Experience with website management, electronic communication and database systems, data analysis and interpretation required.
  • Knowledge of effective internet search properties.
  • Ability to learn and use various databases for research, including State Bar websites, Internet search engines, and other public databases to locate alumni.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in social media required including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Instagram.
  • Aptitude 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 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 or visit our website at CWSL.edu and search Current Job Openings.

Resume and Cover Letter required.

Application review will begin immediately.

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.
  • Free on-campus parking facilities provided.
  • Employee engagement events held both virtually and on-campus.
  • On-Campus Convenience Store.
  • Complimentary 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.

 


Assistant Dean for Student and Diversity Services

California Western School of Law (CWSL), San Diego seeks applicants for an Assistant Dean for Student and Diversity Services.  The Assistant Dean for Student & Diversity Services (Assistant Dean) assumes a variety of roles and responsibilities in coordinating and supervising support for students at California Western School of Law.  This position is responsible for enhancing the diversity of our student body through program development and assistance.  This position acts as a liaison for students interacting with faculty, department heads, staff, and other constituents.  This position takes a lead role as a representative for California Western School of Law at student functions.  The Assistant Dean reports directly to the Dean of Students.

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

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Student and Diversity Services department.
  • Plan and administer the annual operating budget for the department.
  • Supervise direct reports:
    • Hire, train, coach, discipline, and evaluate direct reports.
    • Delegate effectively to ensure workload is balanced for efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Provide appropriate feedback and coaching to direct reports on a regular basis.
    • Support and encourage direct reports to achieve performance and development goals.
    • Be accountable for direct reports performance results.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to direct reports.
  • Accountable for developing and managing student support programs, events, and outreach.
  • Build and maintain relationships with students.
  • Develop, plan, and implement strategies for enhancing diversity.
  • Responsible for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with respect to students.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of academic policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for exercising high degree of independence in implementing programs while reporting progress to the Dean of Students.
  • Accountable for the effective management of department budget.
  • Act as a counselor to the law students, providing non-academic counseling support.
  • Plan, develop, and coordinate student functions and activities.
  • Maintain regular communication with students.
  • Partner with Assistant Dean of Academic Achievement to enhance support programs.
  • Cultivate, steward, and maintain active and productive relationships with current students.
  • Work with students on a variety of matters relating to the law school experience.
  • Oversee student events, such as graduation, annual awards luncheon, Dean’s list events, luncheons for first year students and other events as needed.
  • Oversee the Student Bar Association and other extracurricular student organizations, which includes providing assistance with event and budget development and approvals of expenditures.
  • In coordination with the Dean of Students or Vice Dean’s Office, review academic petitions and make appropriate approvals or denials in accordance with the law school policies.
  • Review student requests for ADA and related accommodations and make appropriate recommendations for accommodations.
  • Coordinate and supervise support and resources provided as accommodations for students, including classroom and exam accommodations.
  • In coordination with the Dean of Students assist in the review and selection of student scholarships.
  • Oversee assessments of departmental programs and services.
  • Serve as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator.Participate in department head meetings and other committees, groups, and task forces as appropriate.
  • Work with appropriate level of assistance, instruction, and supervision.
  • Advise Dean of Students of project status, potential issues, and overall progress.
  • Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned.

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 five years of experience in a supervisor capacity.
  • Experience in higher education is preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Higher education student affairs and multicultural education, disability services or substantially related fields preferred.
  • At least one year experience counseling students, preferred.
  • 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).
  • Individual must be a self-starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic.
  • Requires a firm commitment to provide exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment.Individual must be 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 judgment
  • Must have excellent intercultural communication and facilitation skills as well as experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial.

Computer Skills:

  • 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.

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 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 or visit our website at CWSL.edu and search Current Job Openings.

Resume, Cover Letter, and Diversity Statement required.

Application review will begin immediately.

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.
  • Free on-campus parking facilities provided.
  • Employee engagement events held both virtually and on-campus.
  • On-Campus Convenience Store.
  • Complimentary 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.


General Counsel

This position is full-time, benefits eligible, and may work remote up to 1 day per week. 

California Western School of Law (CWSL), San Diego seeks applicants for General Counsel.  The General Counsel is responsible for oversight of institutional legal matters and board relations.  Under the general direction of the President and Dean and the Board of Trustees, the General Counsel provides legal services to the law school on a wide variety of topics and issues, including compliance, risk management, employment, internal investigations, contracts, policies, and litigation on behalf of, or in defense of, the school.  The General Counsel works closely with the board of trustees and ensures accurate corporate records, including bylaws, minutes, and filings. The General Counsel will review, manage and prepare budgets on behalf of the President and Dean. 

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

  • Legal affairs oversight:
    • Responsible for oversight of all institutional legal matters.
    • Proactively advise Dean and President of potential legal issues and project status.
    • Oversee compliance with, and maintain a high degree of familiarity with relevant court decisions, industry trends, and best practices in areas such as Title VII and IX, FERPA, HEOA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and all relevant areas of law, including but not limited to, higher education, employment, civil rights.
    • Develop, plan and implement strategies that respond to legislative changes, new regulations and judicial decisions in order to minimize risks to the school.
    • Draft, review, and approve policies, procedures, rules, regulations, bylaws, and other legal documents (e.g., contracts, leases, licenses, and other agreements), and ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and school policies and internal procedures.
    • Confer with school employees as necessary on matters involving legal interpretation and decisions related to school activities, policy questions, and operating problems.
    • Coordinate risk management.
    • Serve as a member of ACT group to investigate and resolve student and/or employee issues.
    • Manage claims, lawsuits, and other legal-based administrative matters.
    • Triage legal services. 
  • Board relations:
    • 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. 
  • Other duties:
    • Participate in appropriate meetings, committees, groups and task forces, as appropriate.
    • Report as needed, verbally or in writing, to the Board of Trustees, and the Dean and President.
    • Manage the budget of the General Counsel and Dean’s Office and review the budgets of the Dean’s direct reports.
    • Specific Duties (include but not limited to): (continued)
    • Supervise, coordinate, and direct outside counsel;
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Dean and President.

Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Must be a member of the California Bar, in good standing.
  • Familiarity with higher education, nonprofit, and employment law preferred.
  • Prior service on non-profit board preferred
  • Team player who can handle multiple tasks, develop relationships with constituencies across the institution, work under pressure, and preserve confidentiality.
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing and communication skills, integrity, judgment, and ability to work independently required.
  • Litigation experience a plus.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be highly proficient with legal research databases such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and familiar with other legal and government resources.
  • Must be familiar with Internet search engines and email.
  • Must possess high level of computer skills using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience using Microsoft Teams is a plus.
  • Aptitude for learning new technology will be beneficial.

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 or visit our website at CWSL.edu and search Current Job Openings.

Resume and Cover Letter required.

Application review will begin immediately.

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.