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. Southwestern Law School's Nondiscrimination Policy is available here.

Employment Opportunities (as of 2/27/15)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs Office

Southwestern Law School announces an exciting opportunity in its Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs Office. The Program Coordinator is responsible for a diverse number of administrative and operational responsibilities. The ideal candidate will be a versatile self-starter capable of working independently and able to coordinate and manage multiple assignments and projects successfully and creatively while interacting with a variety of constituencies. The Project Coordinator will provide general administrative assistance including but not limited to:

  • Program management;
  • Document production;
  • Calendar and record management;
  • Database management;
  • Proofreading;
  • Budget control;
  • Event coordination; and
  • Graphic design/desktop publishing.

The Program Coordinator is a critical member of the Academic Support and Bar-Related Programs team. The office has primary responsibility for designing and implementing innovative academic support programs, courses, and individual and small group counseling sessions, and designing and assisting with bar exam preparation classes, workshops and events. The Program Coordinator manages and provides administrative support for a variety of bar exam related programs and activities, such as:

  • First-year and upper-division academic skills workshops and courses;
  • Summer and winter bar preparation programs; and
  • The Dean’s Fellows program.

Additionally, the Program Coordinator assists with:

  • Bar data review and presentation,
  • Processes invoices and tracks departmental expenses;
  • Oversees work-study students;
  • Prepares the annual activity calendar;
  • Maintains the program’s portal page and program-specific TWEN pages; and
  • Handles day-to-day communication with school faculty, staff, and students providing guidelines on program requirements.

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with two to three years’ experience in administrative services in an academic institution. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, student service, and verbal/written communication skills; good judgment; strong organizational and planning abilities; proficiency in computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint); as well as the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Although not required, familiarity with data management and statistical analysis is preferred.

Located in mid-Wilshire, Southwestern offers a collegial work environment in an academic setting with a competitive salary and benefits program. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to