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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.


Accounts Payable Specialist II

California Western is looking for an Accounts Payable Specialist II that will work under the supervision of the Assistant Controller and assist in carrying out the financial objectives of the institution; in particular the Accounts Payable area.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process all vendor invoices and student expense reimbursements;
  • Distribute weekly accounts payable check run;
  • Maintain all accounts payable check registers;
  • Prepare journal entries;
  • Process and reconcile corporate credit cards;
  • Request W-9 documentation.

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

  • College degree in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted;
  • Intermediate computer skills;
  • Thorough knowledge of computerized accounting systems, especially General Ledger and Accounts Payable functions (Microsoft Navision a plus);
  • Familiar with the use of formulas, vertical lookups, sorting data, and other various data manipulations;
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating systems;

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.


Vice President of Human Resources

The human resources team at California Western School of Law is building and expanding its capabilities and we are seeking a highly skilled, business-minded, experienced HR practitioner and leader for a VP-level role.

The Vice President of Human Resources will serve as a credible, trusted advisor to provide solutions and recommendations to enhance operational effectiveness. She/he will support the execution of business strategies through the implementation of HR strategies and solutions that support short and long-term business objectives.

We seek an individual with an "above the trees" perspective who can draw upon their professional breadth and depth, as well as their ability to influence and inspire to measurably contribute and accelerate the achievement of our business objectives.

The selected individual will have an opportunity to shape the role based on her/his experience, creativity and passion. In addition, as a member of Senior Leadership, this position will also play a key role in setting, reshaping, driving and supporting the future and culture of the institution.

If we've piqued your interest and you possess the following talents and education, we would like to hear from you.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the President/Dean, the Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for overall strategic human resource leadership to California Western School of Law.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and manage overall operations of the Human Resources department;
  • In collaboration with the President/Dean, promote a culture of accountability and drive business results through the implementation of effective performance management systems, measures and rewards;
  • Manage and provide guidance and counsel on employee recruitment, selection, employment, classification, compensation, evaluation, retention, discipline, discharge, and labor law compliance
  • Develop, manage and administer benefit programs;
  • Work closely with department heads to develop and implement processes to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and departmental needs;
  • Create and supervise the Law School's training and development programs relating to all employment and organizational development issues;
  • Provide leadership and expertise in evaluating current human resources practices and make recommendations for improvement in policies and procedures;
  • Develop, recommend, implement and interpret policies and programs regarding compliance with Wage and Hour Laws and all other State and Federal regulations;
  • Work closely with department heads to clarify job descriptions, duties and classifications of employees;
  • Supervise two direct reports;
  • Propose, prepare and manage Human Resources Department budget of $1 million;
  • Manage and administer Workers' Compensation, including all reporting, negotiations, statistical analysis, audits, and compliance issues;
  • Manage and provide guidance for Law School's employee labor relations issues;
  • Create, interpret, review, recommend and maintain manuals, forms and documents relating to human resources, including, but not limited to, Employee Handbook, Supervisor's Manual, Workers' Compensation policies and procedures, Human Resources policies and procedures, and Leave policies and procedures;
  • Select and coordinate use of Human Resources consultants, insurance brokers, insurance carriers, pension administrators, training specialists, labor counsel, and other outside sources;
  • Act as advisor to the Planning Activities Committee.

Position Qualifications:

  • A college degree is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted;
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience gained through increasingly responsible management positions in Human Resources with eight years in a high-level administrative position including significant managerial responsibility and demonstrated strong leadership skills;
  • Experience in higher education highly desired;
  • Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources is a plus;
  • Individual must be a self starter and demonstrate a sound work ethic;
  • Requires a firm commitment to providing exemplary services in a demanding and challenging environment;
  • Individual must be motivated, highly organized, and self-directed 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;
  • Attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy is crucial.

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.