Associate Director of Academic Programs (School of Law)

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Regular Full-Time
School Of Law
School of Law
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Business Operations
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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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 University School of Law seeks candidates for an Associate Director of Academic Programs position.  This position is the operational lead for our residential and online non-JD graduate programs, including the Juris Master (JM), Master of Laws, Master of Comparative Law, and Doctor of Judicial Science programs.  The candidate will work directly with the faculty program director of each program to determine and operationalize the goals of the programs.  In coordination with staff from other departments, such as Admissions, Registrar, Marketing and Communications, and Academic Engagement and Student Support, the position will fully implement the program plans while ensuring compliance with school, university, and accreditation standards.



  • Direct the strategic planning, development, and implementation of non-JD academic programs—both residential and online modalities,
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff within the School of Law and well as Emory University on matters relating to academic programs, student success, and career development,
  • Represent the program internally and externally,
  • Conduct research and benchmarking to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and best practices,
  • Design and propose new initiatives,
  • Write collateral material with the assistance of Marketing and Communications to further the program,
  • Provide excellent customer service to students, faculty, and co-workers,
  • Create and update process manuals to ensure seamless and effective operations,
  • May supervise or lead staff, and
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in field related to specific program as indicated and five years program related experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Juris Doctor or Juris Master,
  • Experience administering an academic program especially at a professional school,
  • Experience with program budget management,
  • Experience with online or distance education,
  • Experience effectively planning and implementing annual work plans and long-term plans,
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, and professional backgrounds,
  • Experience with the tools of online education including the Microsoft Office Suite, Canvas (or a similar LMS), and Zoom, and
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, planning, organizational, implementational, writing, and communication skills.

For Consideration:

Candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position with a resume.  Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.  

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