Associate Director of Academic Achievement
Associate Director of Academic Achievement
San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Basic Function & Scope of Job

Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Academic Achievement, the Associate Director will implement and enhance academic skills programming and related services that assist students in the transition to law school and promote their successful completion of the JD degree program. The Associate Director will also work closely with law students on academic supervision and academic probation to ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful. This is a full-time, exempt position, and residence during the summer is expected. Ideally, the successful candidate will be available to begin on September 1, 2019.


  • Oversee the 1L Practice Intensive Course (“PIC”) Program, including the hiring, scheduling, training, and management of upper division Group Leaders, and the delivery of curriculum, lesson plans, and online/hybrid skills workshops;
  • Provide intensive academic support for students on academic supervision and academic probation;
  • Provide year-round, one-on-one academic skills counseling (including feedback on practice problems) to students upon request, including students preparing to take the bar exam;
  • Design and direct the development of new academic skills programming and coursework overseen by the department, including online/hybrid content;
  • Oversee  the planning and delivery of the academic “skills bootcamp” and related programming at first-year orientation;
  • Collaborate with Themis Bar Review under the law school’s partnership agreement and work closely with Bar Services to coordinate and deliver Themis programs;
  • Provide training and ongoing support for instructors teaching courses overseen by the department, including, but not limited to, Legal Analysis and Legal Methods;
  • Participate in programmatic assessment, including creating and administering surveys, collecting and analyzing data, and generating reports on an as-needed basis;
  • Manage department data files and information systems  (e.g., internal shared drive, E-Learning, etc.), create and administer surveys for programmatic assessment, create marketing materials, and coordinate with other law school staff on logistics for department programs;
  • Provide support for Bar Services programming on an as-needed basis; and
  • Teach academic skills and bar-related courses on an as-needed basis.


  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to a state bar, preferably California;
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to think creatively and critically around strategies to improve student learning;
  • Ability to handle confidential information, work independently, collaborate with other staff, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff and faculty;
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments, projects and deadlines; and
  • Adhere to the school’s strict confidentiality policies, including the ability to handle sensitive information and a wide variety of student concerns.


  • Prior experience in an academic support setting at another law school;
  • Prior experience in law practice, law teaching, and/or student mentorship in a law setting;
  • Prior data management experience.
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