Associate Director, Trial Advocacy Program (14490)
February 1, 2018
99766.00 - 114023.00
Higher Education Institution
The Associate Director will report to the Faculty Director of the Stephen S. Weinstein Trial Advocacy Program (Trial Advocacy Program) and will have primary responsibility for supervising the daily operations of the Trial Advocacy Program. The Associate Director oversees the curricular development and management of the Trial Advocacy J.D. and LL.M. programs and intensive programs such as the Litigation Skills Summer Institute (LSSI) and the Oral Litigation Spanish Program. This function includes working closely with the Office of the Registrar and Office of the Academic Deans on course development and ABA compliance. The Associate Director will oversee the Trial Advocacy Program adjunct process from beginning (recruitment) to end (evaluation).
The Associate Director will supervise efforts to build the Trial Advocacy Program’s national reputation through public relations outreach, and develop, organize and participate in Trial Advocacy Program Conferences and Symposia.
The Associate Director will work closely with the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program to supervise the administration of WCL’s advocacy competition teams. This function will include oversight of the policies and processes governing WCL student participation in advocacy competitions. The Associate Director will also work closely with the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program in counseling and mentoring Mock Trial Honor Society members and improve their competitiveness.
The Associate Director supervises the Trial Advocacy Program Assistant Director, Trial Advocacy Program Coordinator, Advocacy LL.M. and LSSI Programs Coordinator, Senior Administrative Assistant, and several Dean’s Fellows and A/V assistants. S/he will be required to teach a minimum of three credits per year.
This position will require working some evening and weekends and possibly some travel.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an adjunct faculty appointment.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
A J.D. or degree equivalent is required.
At least five years of in-court trial experience
Excellent interpersonal, oral communication, and organizational skills
Desirable qualifications include: teaching, trial skills training, and supervisory experience
Internal Number: 14490
About American University
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.