The Student Affairs Specialist will join Marquette Law School's Office of Student Affairs to support students and enrich their law school experience with creativity, skill, professionalism, and good humor. Specifically, the person in this position will supervise the Law School's student-run organizations; manage student communications and social media for multiple, high-profile offices within the Law School; oversee the Law School's student events; and fulfill other responsibilities, as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Student Organizations: The Specialist will have the following responsibilities with regard to the Law School's student-run, registered organizations: a.Oversee the Law School's thirty-five registered student organizations, as well as the Student Bar Association b.Approve student-organization budgets, supplemental funding requests, event requests, and other initiatives. c.Build a rapport with student leaders; advise and counsel student leaders in their pursuit of their organizations' missions d.Create and lead trainings for student-organization officers on such topics as leadership, professionalism, succession planning, and service e.Review, streamline, and revise the student-organization policies, as necessary f.Ensure student organizations' compliance with the above-referenced policies 2.Communications & Social Media: The Specialist will have the following responsibilities with regard to student communications & social media: a.Develop and implement a student communications plan for the Office of Student Affairs b.Craft a social media plan for the Office of Student Affairs, the Law School's Sports Law Program, and the National Sports Law Institute c.Develop and implement an ongoing series of social media campaigns for the Law School d.Review, revise, and approve publication of Law News, the Law School's internal online publication e.Monitor, maintain, and update Student Affairs pages on the Law School's website f.Recruit and coordinate professional and student photographers to capture happenings and events at the Law School 3.Student Events: The Specialist will plan, coordinate, and approve the following student events and programs: a.Speakers from Practice Series b.Law School Hooding Ceremony, law student participation in the all-University Commencement Ceremony, and New Student Orientation c.Family, Friends, Parents & Partners Event d.Annual Student Bar Association Ball & Law School Follies e.Additional Student Affairs Programming 4.Perform other duties and responsibilities, as needed or requested
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
One to two years' previous experience working in a student affairs setting, working in a communications or public relations setting, and/or working with law students or lawyers.
Superior communication skills and knowledge of various communication platforms oOutstanding oral and written communication skills oUnderstanding of how to communicate clearly and effectively with a professional-student audience oExpert fluency with social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter oComputer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, and a general ability to learn new software and database systems oKnowledge of website development and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
Knowledge of higher education policies and practices oKnowledge of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) oDemonstrated understanding of confidentiality in a variety of settings and the ability to maintain confidentiality of information at all times oKnowledge of student information systems
Other required skills and abilities oAbility to anticipate questions and problems and to address them accordingly oAbility to work collegially and collaboratively, as well as independently; to work well under pressure; and to balance competing responsibilities oAbility to take initiative oHighly detail oriented and organized
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A graduate degree in student affairs or higher education administration or a Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited school preferred. Coursework in public relations or communications preferred, as well.
Professionalism, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor; a good attitude above all
A student-focused sensibility; the desire to support students as they pursue a professional degree
Ability to work effectively with a diverse array of constituencies, including students, faculty, and staff
Internal Number: 9750
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.