Assistant Director of Student Affairs - School of Law

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Law
School of Law
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Admissions & Student Life
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Discover Your Career at Emory University

Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


Emory Law works to support law students' individual success and wellbeing, both academic and personal. We run the award-winning Emory Law Houses program, which with our Dean's Teaching Fellows program make up our "learning communities", as well as advising individual students, helping to implement disability-related accommodations, administering the Professional Conduct Code and the annual Law School Survey of Student Engagement, promoting law student wellness, and connecting law students with campus resources ranging from Student Health Services to the Title IX Office.


Reporting to the Director of Student Life, the Assistant Director of Student Life will work to connect law students with resources for personal and professional development in and out of the classroom to support their academic success, assisting in the academic mission of the law faculty by helping to generate an engaged learning environment for all students as well as supporting individual students who may experience personal or learning challenges.  The position works closely with other student-facing departments including Academic Engagement & Success, Career Services, and Admissions, as well as multiple University Offices including the Department of Accessibility Services, Student Intervention Services, and Counselling & Psychological Services.. 



  • Plan, implement and oversee the Law School’s Wellness program
  • Manage and administer student academic accommodations including assisting with the administration of exams for students with academic accommodations in coordination with the Emory Law Registrar’s Office, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, and the Department of Accessibility Services
  • Assist in planning, overseeing and managing the House Program (learning communities) in coordination with the Office of Academic Engagement and Student Success
  • Assist in planning and oversee implementation of comprehensive student leadership training programs for the House Program, the Student Bar Association, Student Organization leaders and Practice Society leaders.
  • Support and advise students on academic and personal matters, making referrals to other Emory departments as needed
  • Oversee purchasing for student events.
  • Assist with the management of Practice Societies in coordination with the Director of Student Life.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of orientation for new students,
  • Assist with annual administration of the Law School Survey of Student Engagement and data analysis for continuous assessment and improvement,
  • Assist with the preparation of operational and statistical reports and maintain files and databases
  • Help manage the Student Life operating budget and other related budgets,
  • Assist with logistics for Commencement Awards
  • Assist with planning and implementing the spring Emory Law Diploma Ceremony including attendance at the event
  • Work closely with other academic services and positions such as the Registrar’s office, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, the Graduate Programs, and the onsite ESL specialist,
  • Perform related responsibilities as required.




  • Bachelor's degree in adult education, human resources development or a related field and
  • three years of experience in student affairs, advising, registration, financial aid or a related field, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.



  • Higher education experience,  
  • master’s degree, or the equivalent, in education, with a focus on support for learning or a related field -OR- a JD, 
  • intermediate Excel Knowledge,
  • five years of experience in the field of academic support or the equivalent, and 
  • demonstrated experience working with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds


To Apply:

  • Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled with a first review on April 1.
  • Cover Letter
    • We acknowledge that it takes time to complete a cover letter. We do use the cover letter in our hiring process to evaluate communication skills. 
    • Providing a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as why you are interested in working at Emory Law will allow us to move you through the process without asking for a specific writing sample later in the process.
    • While a cover letter is not required to apply, we do encourage you to submit one with your application to save time later in the process.

More About Emory Law:

Emory Law is a national and global leader in legal education that welcomes and supports a diverse law school community, produces path-breaking and influential scholarship, and offers exceptional teaching and practical learning opportunities that enable our alumni to become respected professionals and leaders in a rapidly changing world. Together, our community is working to secure a more fair and just society by advancing the rule of law.  Our innovative strategic plan seeks to fuel the ambitions and success of the students, staff and faculty who are drawn to join the Emory Law community.  We need people like you to join us so that our vision becomes reality.


NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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