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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.


Senior Accountant

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for the Senior Accountant position. This position works under the direct supervision of the Controller to assist with carrying out the financial objectives of the institution; in particular, assist the Controller with monthly, quarterly and annual accounting tasks to ensure the accurate and timely recording of transactions, and compilation of financial reports.

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Day-to-day processing of gift batches as part of Donor Services.

  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of bank accounts, general ledger accounts, pledges and contributions, faculty development and professorship funds, and prepaids.

  • Prepare, on a monthly basis cost allocations and recurring journal entries for depreciation & bonds, annuity payments, federal government transfers (G5 activity), inter-account bank transfers (including ZBA payroll transfers), and amortization of prepaid expenses.

  • Prepare quarterly donor restricted fund statements and interest income allocations.

  • Help prepare audit schedules and support the 990 tax preparation.

  • Work to streamline processes and automations.

  • Own the reconciliation process.

  • Main lead in monthly close process.

  • Keep up-to-date with not-for-profit accounting rules and regulations.

  • Assist with monthly investment reconciliations.

  • Annual preparations of San Diego County Tax return.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting required.

  • At least 5-7 years of experience accounting and financial reporting.

  • Knowledge of modern accounting theory, principles, practices, and internal control procedures, with a focus on not-for-profit accounting.

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

  • Must be able to streamline processes and data management.

  • Must possess problem solving abilities, including proactive collaboration and communication skill with the desire for promotion.

  • Must be highly proficient with MS Office, specifically Excel.

  • Intermediate level computer skills.

  • Intermediate knowledge of accounting systems (Microsoft Navision a plus).

  • Must be skilled in the use of formulas, vertical lookups, sorting data, and other various data manipulations.

  • Must possess the aptitude for learning new technology.

About us:

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.  Detailed information is available at https://www.cwsl.edu/

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.


Administrative Assistant, Part-Time

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant for our Clinical Externship Program. The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical assistance to the Director and the Program Administrator of the Clinical Externship Program.  In addition, this position will provide needed backup support to the current Program Administrator.

Primary Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

  • Greet and provide assistance to students, faculty and supervising attorneys.
  • Word process letters and Excel reports.
  • Organize and maintain Field Placement notebooks.
  • Receive and organize student interview packets.
  • Respond to and refer student inquires.
  • Intake and manage weekly time logs.
  • Prepare expense reports including check requests, mileage reports for faculty.
  • Track and maintain weekly attendance and time logs.
  • Research opportunities outside of program using various search engines.
  • Proactively advise the Director of Clinical Externship Program of project status, potential issues and overall departmental progress.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree required

  • At least three (3) years of related work experience performing similar functions.

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

  • Intermediate level computer skills

  • Must possess intermediate level of computer skills using MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

 

About us:

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.  Detailed information is available at https://www.cwsl.edu/

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.

Salaries are 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.


Associate Director, Planned Giving

 

California Western School of Law (CWSL) is seeking applications for a Part-Time Associate Director, Planned Giving. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Development, the incumbent will help California Western School of Law maximize identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prime candidates for planned giving in the Campaign for CWSL. This position will develop a planned giving program and work with the Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and the Dean/President to identify, meet, and solicit alumni age 60 years and older for deferred gifts, such as bequests.

 

The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director, Planned Giving (include but not limited to):

  • Develop, launch, and manage a planned giving program.

  • Prospect research and identification of alumni who are prime giving candidates.

  • Engage prospective planned giving donors through one-on-one and special cultivation events.

  • Solicit, negotiate, and secure planned gifts; thank and steward planned giving donors.

  • Work with the Director of Development to establish and maintain a gift planning program which results in funds raised through the cultivation and closing of outright, irrevocable, and revocable deferred gifts.

  • Develop and manage a personal portfolio of gift planning prospects.

  • Independently respond to donor inquiries with appropriate information on bequests, charitable reminder trusts, and other gift planning vehicles, and to produce associated contracts.

  • Develop and implement creative and effective solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship strategies for gift planning donors and prospects.

  • Conceive and produce gift planning sessions or other events to identify, engage, and cultivate gift planning prospects.

  • Supervise assigned volunteers.

  • Attendance at evening, weekend events, and programs required.  Must be able to travel to local and regional events.

To qualify, the successful candidate will have the following: 

  • Bachelor Degree required.

  • Three to five years of demonstrated successful experience in planned giving philanthropy required.

  • Three or more years of experience in managing and directing fund development programs preferred.

  • Experience with database management systems preferred.

  • Proficient 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.

  • Programmatic experience working in a not-for-profit higher education setting preferred.

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.