CLINICAL PROFESSOR/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, is accepting applications for the Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy. The Center is a community legal clinic that brings public service, education research and advocacy together to improve the quality of legal services provided to children in the juvenile delinquency system. The clinic provides free legal services to youth in the Los Angeles delinquency courts while providing law students with a vital skill set and the opportunity to practice in the public interest.
The Executive Director of the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (CJLP) is the Executive Officer of the CJLP and reports to the Dean of Loyola Law School and the Associate Dean of Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning. The Executive Director (ED) of the CJLP supervises the Legal Director and all faculty and staff of the CJLP. The position is a non-tenure track, clinical professor appointment, beginning January, 2014.
The ED has administrative responsibilities for:
- Teaching and Clinical Supervision: teaching relevant academic courses, direct student clinical supervision in a live-client setting, oversight over all curriculum and evaluation;
- Fundraising and Grants: overseeing grant applications, fundraising stewardship, and post award compliance;
- Financial management: financial planning; operating budget; grants budget;
- External Relationships: maintain institutional relations between the CJLP and Loyola Marymount University, the private and public bar of Los Angeles County, the Superior Courts of Los Angeles County, national, state and local juvenile justice stakeholders;
- Advisory Board Relations: policy development and administration;
- Planning: working with school administrators, the faculty and bar to optimize the role of the CJLP in training law students and maximizing outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system;
- Organizational Management: personnel and facilities;
- All other standard faculty responsibilities including grading and governance.
Traits and Characteristics:
The ED should be a visionary and a strategic leader who can work effectively at the intersections of academia, juvenile and criminal policy, criminal law practice and direct legal services in a clinical legal setting. S/He will bring an analytical, intellectual understanding of criminal legal practice and its impact on the quality of outcomes for youth. Leading candidates will be broadly informed leaders with a high level of intellectual curiosity and the capacity to encourage others to explore new terrain.
The ED needs to be an interdisciplinary and creative thinker who can be innovative as well as pragmatic. The ED will be an enabler and facilitator who will have the strength of character and conviction to work with a strong, engaged faculty and a staff of highly qualified professionals.
Strong written and oral communication skills are critical to insure that the ED will be effective and persuasive in presenting the CJLP and its mission to the public. The ED will be equally adept at developing relationships with national, state and local juvenile justice advocacy organizations.
Successful candidates will have strong organizational, administrative, and financial management skills. The ED will be comfortable in a hands-on role and willing to do the essential tasks required to meet the goals of Loyola Law School and the CJLP.
Candidates must be licensed to practice law in California. Although the successful individual is expected to have solid experience in a criminal legal setting, it is also possible that candidates might come from other sectors that intersect the fields of law and policy. Successful candidates will have experience that will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate programs. Successful experience in general management, financial management, and strategic planning is preferred. Because this is a teaching position, successful candidates will be comfortable lecturing on topics such as criminal law and trial advocacy, along with directly supervising law students in a clinical setting focused on juvenile delinquency.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
A JD is required. Teaching experience in an institution of higher education, while not required, is deemed advantageous. Must be able to think strategically about CJLP’s priorities and help to translate these priorities into program and staff recruitment and related fundraising activities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Loyola Law School supports the principles of diversity in hiring. We encourage applications from women; members of groups traditionally underrepresented in legal academia are especially welcome.
Applicants should submit the following:
- A cover letter describing the applicant’s relevant experience, interest in clinical supervision and an explanation of how the position fits with the applicant’s professional goals
- Writing sample of 10-15 pages
- Three letters of recommendation mailed directly to the Human Resources department from the author
Complete applications must be received by October 14, 2013.
Please send all materials via U.S. mail only to:
Executive Director Applications
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
No faxed or e-mailed applications please.
WORK STUDY STUDENT
The Center for Juvenile Law and Policy is looking for a work student for Fall 2013. The successful candidate will have an interest in criminal justice issues, particularly in the area of juvenile justice, as well as experience working in a professional office environment. Qualified individuals will possess competency in MS Office Suite and familiarity with general office practices, procedures and equipment. Applicants should submit a resumé with a cover letter expressing their interest to email@example.com.
Center for Juvenile Law & Policy
5th Floor - C508
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015