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 resume to: California Western School of Law Human Resources at HR@cwsl.edu.
Senior Accountant - Grants
Summary Description: A not-for-profit educational institution located in downtown San Diego, is seeking an individual who will be responsible for the full range of duties associated with post-award grant administration, contract administration, and related accounting duties, as well as some pre-award duties. This position will serve as the primary financial liaison with program staff for financial information and calculation needs. The Grant Accountant will also provide administrative oversight and training to program staff and others as requested on how to more efficiently and effectively manage their respective grants in following the organization’s financial policies, granting agency guidelines, and all applicable federal regulations related to special programs.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is required. A minimum of three years of considerable experience with not-for-profit grant accounting is required. Must have knowledge of current, common accounting practice and principles, as well as computerized financial applications and accounting and reporting systems.
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, salary requirements, and resume. This posting will remain open until filled.
Copywriter/Social Media Manager
California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Copywriter/Social Media Manager
Summary Description: If you like to write, if you pay attention to society and trends in civilization, if you have a demonstrable background in journalism or public relations, or have significant experience as a blogger or copywriter, then we may have a role for you.
California Western School of Law is building an in-house digital agency and is looking for the right lead writer to team with our content strategist, digital marketing strategists, web designer, and content partners. We’re looking for someone who can write and re-purpose content, be a dynamic force on our content team, and who thrives in a deadline driven environment. Our ideal candidate also knows how to move content, using social media channels and traditional PR to generate attention.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required or the demonstrated relevant experience and expertise. A proven, successful background in journalism, public relations, blogging, or as a copywriter. An exceptional writer and editor who loves to write. Capable of maintaining the brand voice across published content. Able to adopt style, tone, and voice to match various types of content. Understand how to drive qualified traffic with blog content. Understand personas and how to develop content to meet their wants and needs. Ability to re-purpose content. Ability to write long-form copy, headlines, and blog content. Ability to write press releases. Excellent spelling and grammar abilities. Understands how to translate brand and core messages into content for target audiences. Demonstrated experience as a lead creative on a collaborative team. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently. Highly creative and imaginative. Three to five years’ experience of content creation and marketing copywriting. Good collaborator who works well under pressure. May be required to work some evenings and weekends. Professional attire and presentation required. Experience in higher education a plus.
Academic Records Assistant
Summary Description: Under the direct supervision of the Registrar, the Academic Records Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support for the Registrar’s office. The position is primarily responsible for maintaining the student database and providing information and data related to student records. The Academic Records Assistant is the first point of contact for students and other constituents and provides courteous service responding to inquires or referring to appropriate assistance.
Qualifications: College degree and at least two years’ experience in a college/university records’ department or similar environment or its equivalent. Strong commitment to customer service essential. Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population are required. Experience with automated student database systems and document management systems is preferred. Must obtain and/or maintain a current Notary Public Commission in the state of California. Familiarity with FERPA a plus.
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, with minimal supervision, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Experience with Internet search engines and email properties, and intermediate level computer skills using MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook is required. Fluency in the Spanish language, both written and spoken is preferred.
California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Web Designer
Summary Description: California Western School of Law is creating an in-house agency that is part digital publishing team and part content marketing team. We’re looking for a web designer with strong UX/UI skills who can go from concept to full visual design to join us.
Our web designer will work with the creative and technical team to imagine architecture, create wireframes, storyboards, and user flows, as well as the site map for the new cwsl.edu digital experience. We’re looking for someone skilled in visual design who also understands the user experience.
Donor Relations and Prospect Research Manager
California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Donor Relations and Prospect Research Manager
Summary Description: CWSL is building a Major Gifts team for a multi-year philanthropic campaign. The Donor Relations and Prospect Research Manager will join the Major Gifts team, providing essential donor information, maintaining vital systems, and facilitating good Development practices. The Donor Relations and Prospect Research Manager brings a business analyst’s mind, a researcher’s curiosity and drive, and the heart of a
stewardship officer to the team.
As the law school prepares for the campaign, the DRPR Manager will lead the acquisition of donor information and will work with the Development Director and major gifts officers to prepare them for donor cultivation and prospect activity. Equally as important, the DRPR Manager will maintain the donor database and facilitate good Development practices that will provide the information management necessary for campaign success.
As with all small, tight-knit Development teams, the DRPR will also contribute to team success by assisting with gift proposals and major gift agreements, as well as donor stewardship.
Qualifications: College degree is required or proven equivalent experience in a development department. At least three years of progressively responsible experience in a fast paced, deadline-driven program management position. At least three years fundraising experience; knowledge of individual giving strategies, tools, and resources; fluency in Raiser’s Edge/comparable software and database; familiarity with WealthPoint and ResearchPoint as research tools. Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse population. Strong commitment to customer service. 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, with minimal supervision, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgement. Effective time management skills, organizational skills, analytical and problem solving ability, strong process orientation, project management skills, and flexibility. Professional attire and presentation is required. Experience in higher education a plus. Attendance at evening, weekend events, and programs required.
Director of Marketing and Communications
California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Director of Marketing and Communications. The new Director will be both strategically and operationally responsible for marketing and communications in support of the Law School’s strategic plan.
Summary Description: The Director of Marketing/Communications is a strategist: a brand strategist, master content strategist, and digital strategist. She or he is able to direct the creative and just as able to mine data for insights. The Director is familiar with PR, Social, and SEM strategies, and knows how to leverage the intersection of those disciplines with compelling content. The Director understands engagement and conversion, and how to build a robust marketing plan to accomplish institutional goals.
Just as importantly, the Director also knows how to build a team, leverage their talents, develop their potential, and achieve results through teamwork. She or he is a leader, a listener, and thought partner to the marketing/web team and other law school departments. The Director is also a manager who is able to create and execute a plan, forecast expenses, and manage the day-to-day operations.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field. At least 6-8 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, public relations or communications. Must have strong writing and editing skills with knowledge of news writing style and Associated Press style. Must demonstrate competence in the conceptualization and design of a successful brand management program, including developing and implementing a marketing and communications plan. Must possess knowledge of Adobe Create Suite, especially Photoshop and Dreamweaver; some HTML, web CMS (Sitecore preferred). Experience with video and/or audio editing preferred. Must be familiar with using social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Instagram. Five or more years of supervisory experience required. Demonstrated ability and interest in working with a highly diverse student and employee population. Experience working in a higher education or legal setting helpful.
Part-Time Administrative Assistant
Summary Description: This is a part-time grant position, reporting to the Criminal Defense Programs Manager. The part-time Administrative Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Criminal Defense Programs Manager in all aspects of grant data reporting and management, payment processing, translating client mail, database management, statistical analysis, and general administrative duties as they arise.
Qualifications: High School Diploma required. Associate Degree preferred. Minimum of two years of related work experience performing similar functions. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills essential. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Must be fluent in English and Spanish (written and verbal).
Essential Functions and Specific Duties (include but not limited to)
Maintain confidentiality and exercising a high degree of professionalism and integrity.
Meet, greet, and assist a variety of constituents, as well as refer them for appropriate assistance.
Answer telephone, screen calls, make referrals, and provide information to clients, family members, and other interested parties as needed.
Handle confidential material with the utmost professionalism including drafting, filing, copying, faxing, etc.
Intermediate level computer skills.
Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Experience with database programs required. Experience with Amicus Attorney or Clio preferred.
Summary Description: Career and Professional Development Office seeks full-time Department Coordinator to work closely with the Assistant Director, Projects and Employer Development under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Career Services and will be responsible for providing data base management, and assisting with job and employer development, marketing, event planning, and the overall administration of the Career & Professional Development Office and programs.
- Bachelor's degree required; and paralegal certificate, graduate degree, or significant law, government, or public interest office experience preferred.
- Project or data management experience required.
- Great attention to detail and follow through.
- High level of computer skills in the use of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong documentation and organization skills.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist with and manage collecting, tracking, entering and reporting data regarding career services programming and employment of students and graduates.
- Assist with all marketing and promotional materials and electronic and web based programming, website and projects.
- Assist with and manage student/employer database.
- Assist with managing, monitoring and promoting career opportunities nationwide.
- Assist with all facets of job application programs from recruiting employers through implementation.
- Assist with general administrative duties as needed.
This posting will remain open until filled.
Help Desk Technician – Level 2
Summary Description: The Help Desk Technician – Level 2 reports to the Director of Information Technology and is part of a multi-person help desk team responsible for providing exemplary support to the user community at the institution. This position is responsible for responding to and resolving incoming requests to the Help Desk email ticketing system as well as phone calls to the Help Desk. This position is responsible for responding to complex technical issues (primarily desktop support related) that come in to the Help Desk queue. This position will be primarily responsible for supporting and managing the life cycle of the institution’s desktop computers. The position will also cross-train in network operations to assist with some network Help Desk issues.
The individual must be able to apply a fundamental understanding of computer services concepts toward independently troubleshooting and resolving problems with current technology. Be able to apply established “best practices” concepts to create a reliable, manageable, and user-friendly computing environment. Be able to think independently and creatively toward the ultimate goal of improving the institution’s computer services for the user community.
The individual must be able to take on a task and see it through to completion with minimal guidance. Must be able to absorb and understand technical knowledge and concepts, and diagnose and resolve client-side technical issues in a Windows networking environment. The individual must understand the basic concepts of networking topologies, network protocols, client/server computing, and basic concepts of Microsoft Active Directory. Must have a thorough understanding of Windows desktop operating systems, MS Office, and Outlook. Must be able to create and maintain clearly-written documentation.
Qualifications: College 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 (proof of certification will be requested). Managing anti-virus software for the desktop essential. Must have experience creating, managing, and deploying clean, reliable Windows 7 desktop images in a network environment. Must have experience with incident management using a ticketing system. 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, with minimal supervision, in a professional, polished, and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment. Must be able to compose well-written emails in English suitable for a professional environment. Attention to detail and a degree of accuracy is crucial. Experience working in higher education a plus.
Experience with the following is strongly preferred:
- Desktop management system/software (e.g. Desktop Authority, Script Logic)
- Managing network printers (HP printers a plus)
- Active Directory user account management
- Disk imaging/replication using Ghost
- Microsoft Office 365 for Education/Business
- Desktop virtualization (VDI)
- VOIP phone systems (ShoreTel is a plus)
This posting will remain open until filled.
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.