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Assistant Director of Academic Achievement


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800 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

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Oklahoma City University School of Law seeks an Assistant Director of Academic Achievement.  This is a staff position. The successful candidate will begin as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Assistant Director supports the mission of the Academic Achievement Department to train a diverse population of law students for the rigor of law school, the bar exam, and the practice of law with academic workshops and individual coaching.  The Assistant Director will primarily conduct individual coaching for first and second-year students.  He/she will also assist in the bar preparation program.



  • A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school
  • License to practice law in one of the United States or the District of Columbia
  • A minimum of six months of experience in the areas of academic advising, academic support, teaching (adjunct instruction accepted), and/or one-on-one instruction within an ABA-accredited law school. A suitable combination of education and experience may be substituted for minimum requirements. 



  • Excellent academic record
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, backgrounds, etc.
  • Ability to build and maintain a rapport with students
  • Skill in presenting information, presentations and delivering instruction
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with School of Law faculty and administrators
  • Proficiency in project management, planning, and developing goals


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Academic Achievement to refine, improve, coordinate and direct the program of academic achievement including but not limited to the summer Legal Method program, the academic support program, and the bar preparation program.
  • Coordinate and provide one-on-one instruction to students.
  • Develop, coordinate, evaluate, and monitor remediation/study plans and activities for individual students.
  • Coordinate with other departments on student success initiatives, including implementing individual student success plans.
  • Design and implement academic support programming and instruction for first and second-year students.
  • Work with the faculty to integrate academic support programming into classes.



The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Academic Achievement.  The Assistant Director is a member of the law school staff.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, and reach
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone
  • Ability to use computer keyboard at least four to six hours per day  


Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily indoors but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off-campus.
  • Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but attendance at evening and weekend events is required.



Salary will be commensurate with experience but is anticipated to be $50,000 to $65,000.

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Oklahoma City University School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and a member of the Association of American Law Schools.  Oklahoma City University pledges to recruit, select, and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, and applications for admission or employment, without discrimination or segregation, based on sex (gender), race, age, ancestry, color, disability, genetic history, national origin, marital status, medical condition, religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, parenting status, status as a veteran, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, CV or Resume, List of Professional References, NULL, Research Interests, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

Scheduled Hours

Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but attendance at evening and weekend events is required., Work hours are usually standard business hours. Some evening hours may be required.