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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 resume to: California Western School of Law Human Resources at

Development Coordinator

This full time position under the supervision of the Director of Development at California Western School of Law and a dotted line report to the Associate Director for the California Innocence Project (CIP) is responsible for handling fundraising and development-related outreach for CIP, including successful major-gift donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for CIP.  This position is funded by private donations to CIP. 


A bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.  At least three years of progressively responsible experience in a high pace, deadline driven administrative support position.  Must have development experience, be detail-oriented, goal driven, and possess excellent organizational skills.  Experience in higher education beneficial.  Requires ability to work on weekends and some evenings. 

Primary Duties:

  • Major-gift fundraising and donor relations. 
  • Program/campaign planning and management. 
  • Strategic board development.
  • Proposal and grant writing.
  • Regional and alumni fundraising and outreach.
  • Corporate, media and community relations.
  • Print and web-based communications.
  • Faculty/student collaboration.
  • Administration/program collaboration.

Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2015.


Associate Dean for Information Services

The Associate Dean reports directly to the Law School Dean and serves as a member of the Dean's senior management team.  The position is a faculty appointment with full voting rights.  The Associate Dean oversees all aspects of the Law Library's operation and administration, including strategic planning and collection development; budgeting; hiring, training, and supervising library staff; acquisition management; technology services; and all related aspects of library support for faculty and students.  The position also supervises the Law School's Information Technology and Educational Technology departments.  The Library's staff consists of seven full-time librarian positions and seven support staff positions.  Four of the research librarians teach stand-alone, for-credit research courses, and these librarians and two others hold both JD and MLS (or equivalent) degrees.  


The successful candidate will have:

  • a JD from an ABA-accredited law school and an MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
  • a substantial and consistent record of innovation, leadership, management, and strategic vision, preferably within an academic law library setting.

The successful candidate must also:

  • Display a strong commitment to the Law School's institutional mission, objectives, and needs, as well as a strong commitment to faculty and student research and scholarship and to serving a diverse and vibrant user community. 
  • Support the incorporation of educational technology into the Law Library's teaching and training activities. 
  • Be proficient with technology relevant to the Library's mission and be familiar with (or willing to learn) the overall technological requirements of a law school serving 650 students.
  • Develop and promote innovative strategies for acquisition and library services, including strategies that take advantage of technology. 
  • Build successful and strong relationships with the Law School's faculty, students, and staff. 
  • Encourage and promote teamwork and communication with both internal and external constituencies, emphasizing flexibility and collaboration.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to involving staff in addressing problems and solutions, and be able to foster a sense of investment and ownership in the Library's mission and challenges. 
  • Value professional development and facilitate and encourage the Law Library's staff's continued professional development. 

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The Law School offers competitive benefits, including 403(b) and flexible spending plans. 

To Apply:

Applications, nominations, or inquires should be directed to Professor Floralynn Einesman Chair of Appointments.  Please send electronically: c/o Human Resources Department, at  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2015.

Access to Law Initiative (ALI) Advertisement for Program Director

California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Director of its incubator program, the Access to Law Initiative (ALI). The law school seeks an innovative Director to help manage and build the ALI program.  Founded in 1924, California Western is fully accredited by the ABA and is a member of the AALS.

The foundation of ALI is its goals:  to help provide access to law to underserved segments of the community (and help reduce the widely acknowledged gap in access to justice), and to support CWSL alumni who wish to embark on careers in solo, small firm, or non-profit entity practice.  Numerous constituencies are served by ALI:  alumni participants in ALI, needy potential consumers of legal services, the law school, and the community.


The successful candidate must have:

  • a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school; at least 3 years (and preferably more) of law practice or other supervisory experience; with an additional preference for experience in teaching, solo-firm practice, or law-firm management.

The specific duties of the Program Director include: 

  • Internal Management--recruit, select, nurture, and encourage ALI participants.
  • Develop and coordinate training and mentoring for ALI participants in conjunction with faculty, community organizations, and the legal and professional communities.
  • Publicize and market ALI--collaborate with other community organizations.
  • Fund raising—includes management of activities supported by City Council and other grantors.
  • Collaborate with other departments at CWSL, including the Community Law Projects, Alumni Affairs, Admissions, and others.
  • Coordinate with External relations, including the Consortium for Incubator programs, the California State Bar, the American Bar Association, and other informal consultations.
  • Program evaluation—collect data and establish criteria for evaluation.

Salary and Benefits:

This position may be staffed as a part-time position (minimum of 20 hours per week) or as a full-time position.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application, which should include your preference for a part- or full-time position and your salary requirements, and a resume to  Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2015.  

California Western School of Law is an equal opportunity employer.