Skip to Main Content

Assistant Director

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Director
Posting Title Assistant Director
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW / 02-138301
Posting Number S00074FY18
Salary $65,000 - 70,000
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location Ft. Worth
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Academic Support is responsible for contributing to the development and management of all aspects of the First-Year, Peer Tutoring and Upper-Level Academic Support Program, in conjunction with the Faculty Director and the other Assistant Director of Academic Support. In addition, the Assistant Director contributes to the development and management of the “Preparing for Bar” Course, Bar Mentoring Program, and other Bar Exam preparation materials and services.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Six years of related experience in management.

Preferred Education and Experience

Juris Doctorate. Experience in higher education administration and/or teaching, in actual practice of law, training in learning theories, multi-cultural setting and/or with diverse student body. Two years of University teaching experience preferred.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

None.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Admission to the Texas bar.

Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

None.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

None.

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

None.

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Schedules and conducts seminars and workshops for students, such as the Professor Panel and MPRE review sessions; attends and evaluates Academic Support sessions. Teaches an introduction to the study of law course during first-year orientation. Organizes and administers practice exams for all 1L substantive classes. Is available for student consultations, especially for at-risk students. Creates and develops a weekly newsletter for teaching assistants. Participates in law school curriculum and program development work.

Duties Performed

Conducts teaching assistant training sessions. Recruits, interviews, and supervises first year teaching assistants. Mentors and counsels new teaching assistants.

Duties Performed

Prepares lesson plan, handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and lectures for the first-year program. Assists in the development and management of the one-to-one peer tutoring program. Maintains appropriate program materials, administrative records, and attendance reports. Develops, enriches, and maintains the Academic Support section of the website. Creates and modifies the second semester program for at-risk students.

Duties Performed

Assists the Director in planning, implementing, and designing the Bar Preparation Course. Develops Bar Prep course materials including handouts, simulated exams, sample answers, grading checklists, and point allocations. Assists in the planning, implementing, and designing the Bar Mentoring Program. Develops Mentoring course materials including handouts, simulated exams, sample answers, grading checklists, and point allocations. Plans, implements, and designs the Bar exam Boot Camp. Conducts conferences with students preparing for the bar and tutors graduates preparing for the bar. Conducts various bar preparation workshops, seminars, and panels and assists in the Preparing for the Bar course.

Duties Performed

Hires, trains, and supervises Bar Prep course graders. Hires and trains bar mentors; makes mentor-grader pairing selections.

Duties Performed

Assists with students’ preparation for the Bar Exam. Communicates with commercial bar preparation course providers. Maintains appropriate program materials, administrative records, and attendance reports.

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • GettingHired.com
    • RecruitMilitary.com
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have the ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and database programs?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3