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Assistant Dean of Student Services, Law School

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Law School encourages applications for an Assistant Dean of Student Services to serve as the primary point of contact for support and service for all Colorado Law students. We are looking for an effective leader with an enthusiastic dedication to the educational mission of the Law School and a passion for helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

We are an engaged, diverse, and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who help one another succeed. Our selective admissions process keeps our student body small, enabling our faculty, staff, alumni, and community to invest deeply in each student’s success. Because we take our responsibility to educate and train future lawyers very seriously, our curriculum, research centers, and experiential learning opportunities are crafted to prepare students for success in today’s changing legal environment. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Support for Students

  • Serve as the Law School’s primary point of administrative support for students and handle high-stakes student issues and student support needs such as:
    • Issues with legal/liability implications, such as matters within OIEC’s jurisdiction, disability accommodations, etc.
    • Students experiencing emergencies, using campus resources, and communicating with faculty and staff colleagues.
    • Respond to faculty concerns about individual student well-being and safety by providing resources and training for faculty members to identify and direct students in crisis.
    • Provide referrals for students in need of professional assistance.
    • Support students in troubleshooting issues with campus processes (e.g., improper denial of funds, student conduct issues, etc.).
    • Serve as a liaison to campus offices such as CAPS, SSCM, Disability Services (in coordination with Registrar), and assist in resolving issues and communicating law school policies.
    • Assist in identifying programs for students, and in promoting and publicizing student achievements and accomplishments in programs within Colorado Law and with external organizations (e.g., service and bar association awards, student competitions, scholarships, earned media, etc.).

Student Affairs Leadership

  • Lead the planning and implementation of student programming such as new student orientation, commencement, and student awards events.
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Assistant Dean to discuss priorities, activities, and issues.
  • Work closely with Law School Registrar and Associate and Assistant Deans to facilitate student support.
  • Provide leadership and input on communications with the student body.

Budgetary and Fiscal Responsibility

  • Serve on Student Fee Committee (SFC) and advise SFC leadership; work with Assistant Director of Operations and Finance on issues that arise; administer conference and travel budget through delegated authority from SFC.
  • Manage Student Affairs budgets, including emergency funds.
  • Serve on the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and Scholarship committees.

Policy Issues and Advising

  • Advise Student Bar Association President and other executive officers on any student concerns.
  • Advise Honor Council members, the Senior Assistant Dean, and the Dean on Honor Code issues.

What You Should Know

  • This position will work primarily on campus with some flexibility for remote work hours.
  • This position requires some evening and weekend work hours.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $95,000 - $117,000 annually. Onboarding assistance is available.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five years of experience in law practice and/or university administration.

What You Will Need

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to connect with a range of constituents, including Law School students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university colleagues.
  • Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of underrepresented populations and experience connecting with multicultural groups.
  • Leadership, administrative, counseling, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn the internal workings of the University and higher education institution policies.
  • Resourceful problem-solver with a client-service focus.
  • Ability to exercise considerable judgment, handling confidential matters with the utmost discretion.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in law school administration and a deep understanding of the law school experience, particularly for students with identities that historically have been underrepresented in the legal profession.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
  3. A short essay (no more than 1 page) that addresses the following statement: "Our Law School recognizes that our mission and ability to support a diverse student population is strengthened by contributions from diverse perspectives and life experiences. Describe what your dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice, as well as how you apply this to your work."

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 12/13/2021 for first consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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