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Director of Business Law Programs

Company: Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title: Director of Business Law Programs Location: Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary: Regular Full/Part Time: Full-Time Job ID: 48051 Department College of LawEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdfResponsibilities The Executive Director of Business Law Programs works with the Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives to plan and direct conferences, academic symposia, seminars, and other programming in business law for both degree-seeking and continuing education students, to enhance the College of Law---s visibility in the field. Proposes and administers annual programming budget, to include revenue sources such as registration and/or continuing education fees. Oversees all operational aspects of Business Law programs, to include J.D., LL.M., Joint Pathway and Certificate programs as well as non-degree continuing education offerings. Pursues opportunities for collaboration with other academic departments as well as private and non-profit corporate entities. Plans and directs all degree program and continuing education program offerings in Business Law, including interdisciplinary programs. Proposes annual program budget, to include suggested revenue sources for supporting program activities and operations, including this position. Assesses potential locations and/or markets for new programming, negotiating event contracts in coordination with the university contracts administrator. Assesses and requests staff support needs, directing activities of staff assigned to assist with programs events. Travels as necessary to attend programs and meet with potential program partners. Coordinates with Associate Deans for Business Law Programs and Juris Master Programs to evaluate online J.M. and business law LL.M. degree courses for continuing education audiences. Seeks and arranges sponsorships and partnerships for assistance marketing courses and increasing enrollment. Researches and seeks accreditation from professional certification organizations, to maximize appeal of programming across disciplines. Assures that all components, goals, objectives and student outcomes are consistent with program initiatives. Regularly reviews and analyzes program strategies, recommending changes and new initiatives. Develops and oversees tracking system for business law programs. Ensures accurate records of program participation are maintained, with proper backup documentation as required by various professional and academic accrediting agencies. Regularly teaches and mentors business law courses to law students and master---s level students, including joint pathway students. Researches new laws, innovations and other ---hot topics--- in business law, advising Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Dean for Business Law Programs on recommended new courses in business law. Submits requests for new courses to university curriculum committee as needed, and advises business law students on curriculum planning. Ensures compliance with processes and procedures related to accreditation standards of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Responsible for program reporting as required by ABA, SACS, and state/university entities such as the State University System Board of Governors. Serves as a member of the College of Law leadership team, serving as a university and external representative of the College as needed. Participates in monthly leadership team meetings, presenting on business law programs when required, and takes part in leadership team planning sessions, trainings, and other team building activities. The success of the position will be measured primarily by improvement in the College of Law---s business law presence, including national rankings, faculty, number and quality of participating students, quality and volume of programming, seminars and conferences, and public and private partnerships and support.Qualifications A Juris Doctor degree and minimum of five years of work experience in a business law field and/or educational program administration, are required. Required Skills: ---Knowledge of principles and practices of academic program planning, development, and evaluation, and ability to interpret academic program requirements and provide advice. ---Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat Pro or similar software, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ---Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to utilize multimedia approaches to training and online events. ---Knowledge of the principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation. ---Ability to utilize problem solving skills, to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives, and to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives. ---Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, correspondences, and other materials. ---Ability to strategically plan and serve as a catalyst for organizational change, cultivate a shared vision with others, and motivate others to transfer vision into action. ---Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. ---Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations, as well as University policies, procedures, principles, and practices. ---Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, and to train and direct the work of others.Preferred Prior sophisticated corporate law practice and/or executive business experience is preferred. Experience with academic and/or continuing education programs also preferred.Contact Info Glenda Thornton Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives Florida State University College of Law gthorntonlaw.fsu.eduAnticipated Salary Range Anticipated salary range $100,000-negotiable, depending upon experience.Pay Plan This is a Faculty position.Soft Money Funded Position This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the College of Law and University.Criminal Background Check Standard criminal background check and compliance with university confidentiality policy. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Application must include education details and minimum work experience, even if attaching a resume/CV.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

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