Open executive Job in Academic & University Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs

Harvard Law School

54352BR

Job Summary

This is an exclusive retained search through C.V. O’Boyle, Jr., LLC.  We invite interested candidates to submit all resumes, cover letters, inquiries and correspondence to Mr. O’Boyle directly as set forth below in the additional information section. Submissions through the Harvard Careers Portal will not be monitored.

Harvard Law School Clinics provide students hands-on legal experience under the supervision of licensed attorneys who are experienced practitioners and trained clinical legal educators. The Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs will largely be responsible for the annual development of clinical curriculum for HLS’s 23 in-house clinics and 13 externship clinics, the management of externship clinics and 12 student practice organizations, and oversight of all independent clinical opportunities. In addition, the assistant dean will oversee the Law School’s Pro Bono Program. The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Vice Dean of Clinical and Experiential Education and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs to develop and implement clinical enrollment policies and processes with respect to HLS’s goals and clinic capacities. 

Job-Specific Responsibilities

As an Assistant Dean, you will: 

  • Oversee annual development of clinical curriculum and related policies and processes  

  • Review, in consultation with clinical faculty directors, clinical course and teacher evaluations and pro bono placement evaluations for teacher/clinic or placement/supervisor effectiveness 

  • Develop, review, and approve pro bono placements and coordinate with Registrar’s Office on tracking students’ completion of degree requirement 

  • Develop advising programs and opportunities for students regarding clinical education and pro bono opportunities 

  • Oversee ABA, state bar, and other regulatory compliance for clinical academic program, including for international students, and related review of regulations and development of policies and processes 

  • Provide effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment 

  • Build and manage key relationships and outreach among various HLS departments and external stakeholders, including groups such as Admissions, Registrar, and Communications 

  • Working in conjunction with Office of Communications, oversee communications, marketing, media outreach and public relations for HLS clinical work and academic programs 

Basic Qualifications

J.D. required plus 10 or more years of clinical or externship management experience including working in a law school environment, as well as supervisory experience. 

Additional Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people who have: 

  • Knowledge of legal services, non-profit, and government industry and demonstrated commitment to public service 

  • An eagerness to work with law students and faculty and participate in a vibrant public interest community at HLS 

  • Excellent writing and communication skills;  

  • Professionalism, sophistication, and diplomacy in working effectively with diverse constituencies (students, faculty, law firms, practicing attorneys, clients) 

  • The ability to manage competing demands and priorities 

Additional Information
This is an exclusive retained search through C.V. O’Boyle, Jr., LLC.  We invite interested candidates to submit all resumes, cover letters, inquiries and correspondence to Mr. O’Boyle directly as set forth below. Submissions through the Harvard Careers Portal will not be monitored.

Review of candidate materials will continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and contact information for five professional referees who can speak about the candidate’s qualifications for this specific opportunity. Appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of required background checks.  Expressions of interest, applications, nominations and inquiries should be directed to HLS’s search consultant, Chuck O’Boyle of C. V. O’Boyle, Jr., LLC, at chuck@cvoboyle.com, who will furnish an internal job description upon request. All communications will be held in confidence and referees will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive. 

Job Function
Faculty & Student Services

Location
USA – MA – Cambridge

Job Code
FS0461 Academic Affairs Director

Sub-Unit
*

Department
Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Time Status
Full-time

Salary Grade
061

Union
00 – Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity, License/Cert.

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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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