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Harvard Law School
Associate Dean and Dean of Students

Harvard Law School (HLS) seeks a leader combining unimpeachable integrity, sound judgment, warmth of spirit, and a student-centric approach for the role of Associate Dean and Dean of Students (the “Dean of Students”). HLS, a vibrant, student-centered academic community, was founded in 1817 and is the oldest continually operating law school in the United States. HLS is home to the largest academic law library in the world and combines the resources of the world's premier center for legal education and research with an educational environment designed to enrich individual and interactive learning. The result is a uniquely vibrant and collaborative community. Harvard's scope generates enormous vitality through its depth of academic options, wide array of research programs, diverse student body drawn from across the nation and around the world, and global network of distinguished alumni. Harvard's extensive resources and collaborative approach create unmatched opportunities to prepare for leadership in public service, private practice, the judiciary, academia, business, or government.

The Dean of Students Office advocates for students, assists with personal matters, and supports and coordinates a range of extracurricular activities at HLS, from moot court competitions to student journals to student organizations and residence life, as well as a variety of all-school activities, including orientation, graduation, wellness programming, conferences, programming on relevant topics, and other events which serve to entertain, educate, and cultivate community within HLS. The Dean of Students Office enriches the student experience and enhances the academic mission by fostering personal development in a professional environment, and by providing easy access to services and resources.

The Dean of Students serves in one of HLS’ most visible roles and is the primary advocate for the school’s students within the administration of HLS and Harvard University. The Dean of Students counsels students on academic, career, character and fitness, and personal matters, ensures compliance with university policies and applicable laws, and serves as HLS’ deputy Title IX coordinator. Reporting to the HLS Dean, the Dean of Students manages a $3.2 million budget, a staff of 13, and more than 60 student employees. The Dean of Students is an exemplar of leadership for the HLS community and models the school’s unwavering commitment to service, diversity, and inclusion.

The Dean of Students must be a perceptive, empathetic, and collaborative relationship builder with the agility to effectively engage student, faculty, and administrative stakeholders. The Dean of Students must also embrace an HLS culture that values students’ independence, voices, and advocacy, while also proactively building community within the school and addressing student wellness issues. Adroitly navigating the dynamic interplay of student and other stakeholder considerations, as well as those of an institutional nature, will be critical to success. The role requires a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial, and accessible administrator who is responsive to current events and the unique circumstances of individual students, and dedicated to continuous improvement and fiscal responsibility within the Dean of Students Office.

Harvard Law School has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Diversified Search
275 Madison Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10016
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com
212.542.2587

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and juris doctor, with strong academic credentials that will be credible to HLS stakeholders; minimum of 10 years of progressively-responsible, relevant experience, including substantial management experience.

Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and work effectively within a complex organization; strong preference for several years of experience in student services within a complex higher education environment, though other professional backgrounds will be considered; well-developed understanding of legal education, student affairs best practices and trends related to student development, and a proven commitment to fostering student success and satisfaction; demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and track record of advocacy regarding student-related issues in the context of legal education, including wellness and mental health; able to counsel students on a variety of academic, personal, and emotional issues, including students in distress; resolute commitment to and experience advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, ideally including having participated in the establishment of new programs; sensitivity to and knowledge of the needs of a diverse community, and the ability to work effectively with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds; competency regarding issues that impact diverse populations, including matters of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, parental status, veteran status, and gender identity/expression, as well as intersectionality; demonstrated ability to handle crisis situations and crisis communications with aplomb; able to work both collaboratively and independently, with a creative approach to problem solving and demonstrated success in dealing appropriately and effectively with individuals at all levels of an institution; excellent management and administrative skills, including financial acumen, and a proven ability to lead and mentor staff across disparate functional areas.
Additional Information
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
The job can be viewed on the Harvard job board through the following link: http://bit.ly/1EhCzT2
EEO Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cornell University Law School

Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Founded in 1887, Cornell Law School is a top-tier law school located in stunning surroundings of natural beauty in Ithaca, New York. Today, Cornell Law School enrolls 596 professional program students representing 107 colleges and universities, 33 states and six countries. The school annually enrolls only 195-199 JD students and to ensure a close knit academic environment is maintained. Ranked 13th among U.S. law schools by U.S. News & World Report, with a 10.5 to 1 student/faculty ratio, Cornell Law School has one of the lowest student to faculty ratios in legal education. Cornell Law School is a remarkably talented and diverse community of scholars, students, and staff
Reporting to the Dean and serving as a member of the Law School’s senior leadership team, the Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid is responsible for all aspects of the School’s professional (JD) admissions process, including:  development and execution of a strategic enrollment plan; recruitment, selection, enrollment, and retention of a highly qualified and motivated student body; and the integration of marketing and recruitment strategies with existing and developing communications and social networking technologies. The Associate Dean is responsible for the leadership, management, and overall performance of the Admissions and Financial Aid staff. The Associate Dean has three direct reports: Director of Financial Aid; Associate Director of Admissions; and the Director of Admissions Programs & Recruitment, who oversees four staff members. In addition, the Associate Dean oversees the Law School’s professional financial aid functions which include awarding and disbursement of over $6 million in annual scholarships and grants, implementation of federal and private loan programs, administration of the Law School’s loan forgiveness program, and administration of the Law School’s federal work-study program.

An advanced degree (JD highly preferred) and a minimum of three to five years experience in a senior management position leading a successful enrollment management program at a college, university, or law school are required. Experience in law school education and knowledge of the legal profession are strongly preferred in order to fulfill counseling, recruitment, candidate evaluation, and candidate selection responsibilities. Progressive responsibility in a leadership role in higher education or legal practice, as well as excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively across multiple internal and external constituencies—which include faculty, staff, students, applicants, alumni, and various agencies and institutions—will be expected of the Associate Dean. Exceptional strategic, analytical, conceptual, and communication skills, along with being a collaborative, adaptable, pragmatic, and effective problem-solver will be attributes demonstrated by the new Associate Dean. The Associate Dean will be expected to participate in frequent recruitment travel through the U.S.

Review of applications will begin April 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Kendra E. Dane at ked@sjgsearch.com.

SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group
Cornell University Law School – Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid
Kendra E. Dane, Search Associate
Visit the Cornell Law School website at www.lawschool.cornell.edu
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. Cornell is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Suffolk University

Suffolk University seeks an entrepreneurial Law School dean who is able to capitalize on the University’s urban location and build on its strengths in ways that prepare the institution and its students for success in the future. The next dean will provide leadership and expertise in all aspects of the operation and development of the Law School. This includes academic affairs, administration and planning, financial management, fundraising, institutional advancement, student recruitment, enrollment management, and career development. The dean is charged with (i) shaping the Law School’s future, (ii) improving upon its reputation and standing in the legal community, and (iii) continuing to grow the current areas of strength such as its nationally ranked clinics and programs. The Law School also is focusing on ways to further integrate its programs and offerings with that of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School.

Suffolk University is centrally located in downtown Boston—situated alongside the State House, the Boston Common, and the historic Freedom Trail and within walking distance of City Hall, federal and state courthouses, and several of the nation’s leading law firms, hospitals and corporations. The Boston Common and Public Garden serve as a virtual University “quad” for a campus centered in one of the most vibrant cities in America.

The Law School’s academic program integrates legal theory and practical skills to develop highly skilled, practice-ready, and service-oriented lawyers. It offers both day and evening programs. The core curriculum provides students with a strong legal foundation and offers many upper-level elective courses in a variety of cutting-edge areas such as technology licensing and life science patents. The Law School offers joint-degree programs that combine law with business, crime-and-justice studies, finance, international economics, or public administration. LLM degree programs provide a post-law school experience for practicing lawyers. These programs include a General LLM, Global Law and Technology LLM, International LLM, and LLM in Taxation. It also offers an SJD program designed for law graduates seeking to pursue careers as teachers and scholars, providing them with the opportunity to conduct research and complete a scholarly dissertation.

The Law School also offers exceptional legal writing and clinical programs. U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 Best Law School rankings rate the Law School’s programs among the nation’s best, with Legal Writing at No. 7, Dispute Resolution at No. 13, Clinical Programs at No. 14, and Intellectual Property at No. 19. In 2013, the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s E-Lawyering Task Force identified Suffolk as having one of the top 13 legal technology programs in the United States, and a 2014 article in the ABA Law Practice Magazine listed Suffolk among the top 10 legal technology programs in the country.

Suffolk Law students are committed to community service. Each year they provide more than 16,000 hours of pro bono legal service for clients in Greater Boston. The Law School’s accomplished and exceptionally loyal alumni – 23,000 strong – may be found in every state and throughout the world. Alumni have achieved distinction in practice, government service, and business. Law School graduates work in the highest levels of the profession and in public service, holding positions that range from major law firm partners and general counsels of large public corporations to federal and state judges and elected officials.

The dean will be a key leader on campus and will work closely with the provost, the president, and the Trustee Law School Committee members. The dean will be highly visible among alumni leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, and students, with the goal of increasing the engagement of internal and external communities for the purpose of supporting student success and increasing the standing of the Law School nationally and internationally. The dean reports to Suffolk Provost Marisa Kelly.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications for this position should be directed as indicated in the section entitled “Procedure for Candidacy” at the end of this position specification and will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in January 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by April 1, 2015. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Suffolk University’s consultants, Katherine Haley, Ph.D., and Werner Boel, at SuffolkLawDean@wittkieffer.com. Documents that must be mailed may be sent to Witt/Kieffer, Attn: Katherine Haley, Ph.D., and Werner Boel, 2015 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523. The consultants may be reached by telephone at 630-575-6936.