APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.
POSITION: Director of Bar Performance and Assessment
DEPARTMENT: School of Law
REPORTS TO: Faculty Director of Academic Achievement & Bar Services
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: The University's comprehensive benefits program.
DAY & HOURS: Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
BASIC FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF JOB:
Under the supervision of the Faculty Director of Academic Achievement & Bar Services, the Director of Bar Performance and Assessment will design and implement a comprehensive communications and monitoring system to annually track student preparation and performance on the bar exam by graduating class in all jurisdictions, and assume primary responsibility for collecting and analyzing a wide range of bar performance data for reporting to the law school faculty, university senior leadership and accrediting agencies. The Director will also oversee the delivery of the law school’s 3L/4L and post-graduation bar exam preparation curriculum and programming, including but not limited to the alumni bar mentoring program, essay feedback program and simulated exams. Within the scope of duties, the Director will be eligible to teach a maximum of two 2-unit academic skills and bar-related courses per year without additional compensation.
- Create and implement a comprehensive program for communicating with students about bar exam requirements in order to assess their preparedness and predict success;
- Design and implement a monitoring system for each graduating class, to track exam performance in all jurisdictions, with particular focus on the California Bar Exam;
- Collect, compile, manage and secure a wide range of data that relates student demographics, participation and academic achievement to bar performance outcomes;
- Conduct statistical analysis and prepare reports for the law school faculty and the university senior leadership following each exam administration;
- In collaboration with the law school dean’s office, compile statistics for the ABA’s annual bar passage questionnaire; recommend strategies to maintain compliance with accreditation standards;
- Oversee and provide one-on-one counseling to GGU students preparing for the bar exam as well as repeat bar takers;
- Review student practice essays, provide detailed feedback and oversee the law school’s alumni bar mentoring program;
- Formulate and revise as needed the curriculum for bar preparation workshops, courses and orientation sessions;
- Provide training for adjunct instructors and supervise teaching assistants;
- In collaboration with the Faculty Director of Academic Achievement & Bar Services, administer all Themis programs and services throughout the student lifecycle;
- Provide support for Academic Achievement programming as needed.
- JD from an ABA-accredited law school and member of the State Bar of California;
- Minimum two years’ experience in preparing students for the bar exam, with prior experience grading the California bar exam preferred;
- Experience with standard practices of data collection, management and analysis; familiarity working with relational database systems and statistical program software packages preferred;
- Proficiency in using Excel and the MS Office suite;
- Superior organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Ability to provide motivation and encouragement to students; think creatively and critically around strategies to assess student preparedness and improve bar exam performance;
- Ability to work independently, managing multiple projects and deadlines under minimal supervision; set priorities, demonstrate initiative and assume leadership while working as a member of a professional team;
- Ability to handle confidential information, collaborate with colleagues, and exhibit good judgment when interfacing with students, staff and faculty; and
- Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with all law school constituents, bar examination officials and the legal community.