The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since. For more information on the law school, https://www.law.uchicago.edu/.
Student Affairs & Services
Responsible for services targeting the physical, emotional, academic, and financial well-being of students, including but not limited to admissions, enrollment, athletics, career services, residence life, student activities, counseling, and health programs.
Career Track and Job Level
Student Affairs & Inclusion
Plans, administers, and leads a variety of student services. Leads, develops and implements orientation and onboarding programs for incoming students. Provides an environment that welcomes multicultural students and develops processes to improve their recruitment and retention. Acts as the primary point of contact for student inquiries. Analyzes admissions and financial aid data to develop future enrollment strategies. Monitors student performance, evaluates student academic records, and authorizes convocation eligibility. Note that P5 job level is restricted for CSL only.
P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
The job develops and implements a variety of student affairs activities, including orientation and onboarding programs for incoming students. Acts as the primary point of contact for student inquiries. Uses breadth and depth of expertise in student affairs to develop future enrollment strategies using admissions and financial aid data.
1) Solves problems in areas such as academic and administrative policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, and budget development. Advises various campus-wide and program committees in various aspects of student life., 2) Recommends process improvements for programs that relate to critical student-life improvement, including emergency management, accommodations for students with disabilities, and/or the administration of health care services and programs for students., 3) Collaborates with academic divisions in educating students on safety issues. Interprets student disciplinary issues and prepares an annual university summary of disciplinary actions. Counsels students, parents, and staff in response to concerns, and handles complex situations including student crises., 4) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Lead the school’s efforts to promote a learning environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all students both in and outside of the classroom.
2) Coordinate and lead the annual Pre-Orientation program
3) Manage the Diversity Grant program
4) Coordinate the Diversity Leadership Network, which consists of the leadership of all affinity student organizations
5) Provide support, counseling and referrals to JD and LLM students on issues concerning equity, inclusion, and diversity
6) Provide problem resolution and advocacy when concerns about bias or insensitivity are raised
7) Recommend, plan, and implement a range of programs that support the school’s intention to cultivate an environment that is inclusive, pluralistic and diverse
8) Recommend best practices for fostering classroom inclusiveness
9) Supports the Office of Admissions’ recruitment efforts in 1) enhancing the applicant pipeline with outreach and programming to college and high school students and 2) increasing the yield of accepted applicants from historically underrepresented groups by coordinating outreach, mentorship, and other activities coordinated with Admissions leadership
10) Represent the Law School at diversity- or inclusion-related events, nationally and in the surrounding Chicagoland area
11) Collaborate with the Dean-appointed Diversity Committee and Deputy Dean, on various issues and projects
12) May direct or supervise the work of student staff or professional staff, as needed
13) Other related duties as assigned by the supervisor, Dean of Students
1) Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong, productive relationships
2) Demonstrated ability to engage others in difficult or sensitive conversations and effectively resolve conflict
3) Demonstrated ability to hold confidential, complex and sensitive information
4) Exceptional application of judgment and discretion
5) High degree of comfort working with a range of competing interests and constituencies
6) Ability to influence senior members of an organization
7) Comfortable working collaboratively across a spectrum of offices, organizations, and people
8) Excellent oral and written communication and problem resolution skills
9)Excellent listening and counseling skills
10) Superior organizational skills
11) High resiliency and emotional intelligence
12) Ability to be flexible; comfortable with skillful improvisation
13) Ability to travel as needed, may include some weekends and overnights with advance notice
14) Willing to work evenings and weekends when needed
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) Five years of professional experience in a legal, business or academic setting
2) Experience working with individuals from diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds
3)Experience developing and delivering programs, ideally concerning diversity, cultural competence or related topics
4) Experience providing counseling or advising, specifically to students
5) Prior experience working in the field of diversity and inclusion or similar relevant setting
6) Prior experience that encompasses a broad range of client interactions, including racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation/identity, and socio-economic diversity
2) Cover letter
Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.
Internal Number: JR07872
About The University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.