Program Administrator for Academic Centers

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK
Deadline: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY ;

Position Summary:       

Work closely with the Faculty Directors of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Jacob Burns Center for Ethics in the Practice of Law, and Center for Rights and Justice to set organizational strategy and advance the missions and goals of the Centers. Reports to the Vice Dean and Faculty Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for community development and administration of all projects related to each Center’s promotion and growth
  • Develop programs and events, focused on scholarship, practice, and community engagement, increasing exposure to the work of each Center
  • Serve as advisor to law students involved in the work of each Center, fostering their academic and professional growth
  • Organize and execute in conjunction with faculty and practitioners, all public events, symposiums and conferences, strategically marketing Cardozo’s strengths in areas of constitutional law, ethics and professional responsibility, and social justice. Identify and secure speakers and moderators, researching their background and expertise; prepare and distribute all invitations; provide registration support to attendees; secure CLE accreditations; arrange technical, communications and other logistical support; handle travel arrangements and accommodations
  • Strategize and organize marketing efforts jointly with the Communications and Development Offices, to enhance the branding and reputation of each Center. Edit manuscripts and other written materials
  • Distribute materials to ensure alumni access to the legal resources and educational programs of each Center
  • Liaise with the Advisory Committee to help set strategy for The Center and to expand opportunities and networks for the students as well as increase recognition of The Center’s activities
  • Administer each Center’s budget and prioritize activities with the highest rate of return
  • Interface with deans, faculty, staff and students to help advance Cardozo’s goals and facilitate student satisfaction and retention
  • Manage all aspects of each Center’s administration including preparing correspondence, processing invoices, handling requests for information, drafting press releases, and preparing and disseminating public materials
  • Maintain and update information about each Center for each Center’s website, online communications, brochures and annual report
  • Manage database information for each Center, including building an alumni and professionals contact list
  • With the Faculty Directors of each Center, coordinate activities of the Centers to reduce redundancies and enhance opportunities for collaboration

Experience & Educational Background:

  • J.D. or L.L.M. preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Three to Five years of relevant experience (in practice or in an academic institution) preferred

Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • Influences the behavior of others through effective communication
  • Builds effective teams committed to University goals
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with key constituents across campuses, functions and levels, as well as external contacts
  • Ensures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization
  • Ensures that activities within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within budget
  • Prepares, justifies, and/or administers relevant budgets; uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities; monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies
  • Highly developed computer skills including experience with Office, desktop publishing, database management, and web-design
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • A track record of program development and implementation; experience working productively in a multi-cultural setting; attentiveness to detail
  • Must be able to work effectively with a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, international contacts and connections

About Us:        

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice.  Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:    

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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