Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Employment at Southwestern

Founded in 1911, as an independent, nonprofit, nonsectarian institution, Southwestern Law School has long been at the forefront of legal education. We offer a competitive salary along with comprehensive benefits for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children, including medical, dental, vision, Group Life/AD&D, LTD, flexible spending accounts, TIAA-CREF pension plan, vacation and sick leave.

Following is a list of current job openings. Unless otherwise indicated, applicants may apply for positions by sending a cover letter, resume and salary history to individuals or email addresses indicated in the position opening.

Southwestern is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.



Current
Employment Opportunities (as of 8/22/14)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES (ITS)

Southwestern Law School is seeking an IT professional for an exciting opportunity in the Information Technology Services (ITS) department. The Associate Director reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for IT operations and infrastructure, network services and Helpdesk management.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages the diverse and complex IT support/implementation in the areas of PCs, servers (physical and virtual), network infrastructure (switching, routing, cabling, etc.), network services (VLANs, Wi-Fi, E-mail, Web, Portal, etc.), mission critical enterprise applications, security, storage, and system backup.
  • Establishes and maintains a healthy, robust and secure IT operations infrastructure optimal for the school to achieve its missions.
  • Develops and coaches Network Services and Help Desk team members for continual improvement of the team.
  • Designs and maintains technical documentation pertinent to IT environment/operations for information sharing and cross-training.
  • Evaluates, recommends and implements emerging technologies to facilitate cost effective IT service delivery and to meet ever-changing requirements.
  • Assists with the annual budget planning and internal IT audit, disaster recovery planning.
  • Participates in technology initiative phases -- planning, testing, implementation and post implementation.
  • Serves as the “person-in-charge” for the IT operations and matters in Chief Information Systems Officer’s absence.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience managing IT support, infrastructure, and operations.
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent track records of problem solving, IT support case management and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows server and desktop OS’s, MS Office suite, MS Exchange, MS SQL, firewall solutions, and business-grade network switches.
  • Experience implementing and supporting enterprise networks utilizing switching and routing protocols.
  • Solid conceptual understanding of relational database system is a plus.
  • Experience with MS SharePoint and/or VMWare is a plus.
  • Must be able to work during non-standard hours for emergencies and/or special projects.
  • Must practice proactive and customer-centered approach.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated in interacting with non-technical end users.

Southwestern offers a collegial work environment and competitive salary and benefits program. For consideration for this position, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs9@swlaw.edu.

CAREER SERVICES OFFICE COORDINATOR

Southwestern Law School announces an exciting opportunity in its Career Services Office (CSO). The Career Services Office Coordinator is an entry-level position, which provides experience and training in a diverse number of administrative and operational responsibilities. The CSO Coordinator is a critical member of the CSO team.  The CSO provides career counseling services for both students and alumni and facilitates placement of students and alumni to legal employers through targeted outreach to the legal community.  The CSO staff conducts a variety of workshops, hosts seminars, assists students and alumni with drafting resumes and cover letters, provides interview preparation and facilitates mock interviews; maintains contact and cultivates relationships with legal employers; and actively participates in professional legal associations.  Career Services also coordinates On Campus Interview Programs (OCIP) in the fall and spring each year and maintains an extensive job listing database, a career resource library. And a computer lab.

The ideal candidate for this position will be friendly, versatile self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully.  The following administrative support duties are required: 

  • Office reception including answering phones, greeting and providing information to students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering email;
  • File and database maintenance;
  • Document preparation including word processing and proofreading;
  • Graphic design of flyers, posters, etc.
  • Desktop management;
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies and refreshments for the Office and on campus CSO sponsored events;
  • Monitoring and processing mail;
  • Scheduling student and alumni counseling appointments;
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and uploading job postings on the Symplicity job board. 

The CSO Coordinator will also provide support with counseling, special projects and programs including:

  • Handling all student intake interviews to ensure complete and updated student profile information on placement search data base;
  • Providing assistance with 1L counseling on matters related to Symplicity, CSO library resources, and programming and events;
  • Coordinating the annual CSO Open House;
  • Assisting the Graduate Advancement Program (GAP) Administrator in securing classroom reservations, ensuring timely production of course materials, scheduling curriculum conference  meetings, and managing the GAP website; and
  • Assisting the Director of Career Services and On-Campus Interview Program [OCIP] Coordinator with various tasks associated with the administration of both the Fall and Spring On-Campus Interview Programs. 

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher).

For consideration, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs3@swlaw.edu.

OFFICE COORDINATOR FOR SCALE PROGRAM

Southwestern is seeking a dedicated individual interested in a career in higher education and administrative support for its SCALE Program Office. This individual will work directly with the Associate Dean for SCALE. SCALE is an accelerated, skill centered, two-year, J.D. course of instruction as described in the video referenced below. Applicants can learn more about the SCALE program experience from students, faculty and alumni at www.swlaw.edu/scalestories.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully.

The following administrative support duties are required:

  • Office reception including answering phones, greeting students, faculty, staff and visitors, answering email;
  • File and information maintenance;
  • Curriculum, coursework and correspondence management and document preparation including word processing and proofreading;
  • Monitoring and ordering supplies and refreshments; monitoring and processing mail;
  • Assisting with coordination of SCALE Program events, managing outreach and informational meetings;
  • Maintaining budget; 
  • Coordinating office activities;
  • Managing the admissions component of SCALE program including scheduling interviews and speaking with perspective applicants, coordinating tours and class visits, as well as maintaining relevant admissions’ information.
  • The ideal candidate will also assist with special projects including SCALE marketing related matters and other responsibilities as needed.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with two years' experience in higher education administrative or student services; however, combined work experience/ education may be substituted. The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal, service, and verbal/written communication skills; ability to promote professional academic environment and effective student-centered assistance; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; ability to work with a diverse group of people; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Access), e-mail and internet usage.

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs4@swlaw.edu.

OFFICE COORDINATOR, STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

Southwestern Law School offers an excellent opportunity for a Student Affairs Coordinator in the Student Affairs Office.​

Southwestern Law School is seeking a Student Affairs Coordinator that has a deep passion for student engagement and success.​  As a Student Affairs Coordinator, the individual will develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive number of student programs that will enhance the educational experience for students on the Southwestern campus.​ This individual will work closely with the Assistant Dean and the Senior Assistant Director of Student Affairs to (1) coordinate mentorship and leadership programs (2) collaborate with the Student Bar Association and Honors Organizations, and (3) work closely with Southwestern faculty and staff to continue to provide a personable and vibrant educational environment.​  This position is ideal for individuals interested in higher education or administrative services.​

The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented and versatile self-starter who is capable of working with minimal supervision while managing and providing administrative support; interacting effectively with a variety of constituencies including faculty, students and staff; and coordinating and managing multiple projects and assignments successfully.​ Database and record management; document production; desktop publishing and editing skills; letter and memorandum composition; text and numeric proofreading; event planning; and special project coordination are required.​ 

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in academic, administrative, or legal services as well as excellent interpersonal, service, verbal/​written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), e-mail and internet usage.​

The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with advising the Student Bar Association including 30+​ diverse and professional student organizations, Honors Organizations, Law Commentator, and Peer Mentor Program;
  • Oversee budgetary processes for student organizations;
  • Continue to develop, implement, and coordinate programs, events, and travel for the Southwestern Honors Organizations – Moot Court, TAHP, Negotiation, Law Journal, and Law Review;
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of the student health insurance program;
  • Coordinate the Student Affairs Office publicity including the Today at Southwestern emails, Student Affairs Portal Page, and other campus-wide communication;
  • Coordinate administration, data analysis, assessment, and reporting of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE); and
  • General administrative duties including serving as first point of contact in office; scheduling and preparing for meetings and campus events; preparing correspondence, reports and PowerPoint presentations, and recordkeeping; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs10@swlaw.edu.

LAW SCHOOL EXAMINATION PROCTORS

Southwestern offers seasonal employment for responsible and detail oriented individuals to serve as examination proctors for midterm, final examinations and law school admissions examinations. Proctors are responsible for the professional administration of exams and for providing an environment conducive to testing.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Adhering to established exam policies and procedures;
  • Securing, distributing and collecting exam materials;
  • Reading verbal instructions, properly timing exams, collecting and recording each completed exam;
  • Documenting irregularities and reporting them to the appropriate office.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Previous experience in exam administration or at least two years of office experience;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Excellent interpersonal and service skills;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills;
  • Good judgment;
  • Strong organizational and planning abilities;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Availability during scheduled midterms, final and law school admissions examinations.

Southwestern provides mandatory training on exam proctoring prior to the scheduled examination period.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to jobs7@swlaw.edu or Personnel (236G), 3050 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

SOS OFFICE ASSISTANT

Southwestern Law School offers an excellent employment opportunity for an individual interested in a career in higher education and student services.​ The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully while interacting with a variety of constituencies.​

The SOS Office Assistant position requires general administrative assistance including but not limited to:

  • Document processing and coordination;
  • Database management;
  • Proofreading and editing;
  • Telephone and reception management;
  • Project coordination, graphic design/​desktop publishing, and special projects.​
  • Ability to effectively manage a high volume of student, faculty and staff inquiries along with multi-tasking assignments needed.​

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with two years’ experience in student, academic or administrative services.​ The successful candidate will also possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational and planning abilities, excellent verbal/​written communication skills, the ability to work well as a member of a team and independently, good judgment and proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook).​

For consideration, send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobs2@swlaw.edu.