Director of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) - College of Law 12739
The College of Law at West Virginia University invites applications for the position of Director of Continuing Legal Education. The Director is responsible for leading a comprehensive and practical continuing legal education (CLE) program which meets the needs and demands of lawyers and assists them in practicing professionally, competently, and ethically. This experienced professional must be visionary, strategic, creative, energetic, personable, and an effective day-to-day manager of CLE initiatives to complement the College's mission, vision, and strategic plan.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Develop and implement an annual comprehensive and practical continuing legal education curriculum for lawyers throughout the state while working with various constituents to offer such a diverse and relevant curriculum
Research and assess developments in state and federal legislation, judicial decisions, professional and model rules, law practice management, and other relevant areas to identify current and future continuing legal education needs
Integrate emerging technologies to provide innovative and cost-effective CLE offerings
Provide offerings in various geographical locations throughout the state to foster, build, enhance, and maintain relationships with constituents and stakeholders while supporting the College of Law's mission and the University's land grant mission
Identify and recruit CLE faculty and work closely with them in developing their oral, written, and multimedia presentations
Manage the production of digital recording of all continuing legal education offerings and ensure the accuracy of such recordings
Direct the development and organization of handbooks (hardcopy and/or electronic) for materials covered in each offering
Maintain records/verification for attendees at each offering
Strategic Planning and Assessment
Lead the strategic planning, assessment, and evaluation of the CLE initiatives in alignment with the College's strategic plan
Provide continuous assessment of CLE initiatives and evaluation of individual offerings leading to the development and implementation of new or revised educational offerings
Assess offerings and overall operations of the CLE program compared to national benchmarks and best practices
Integrate information, policies, and resources for the determination of decisions, solutions, alternatives, and other outcomes associated with CLE
C onceptualize and prioritize objectives, exercise independent judgment, and organize work effectively and efficiently to lead CLE initiatives
Internal and External Relationships
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with various constituencies of attorneys, the West Virginia State Bar, other bar associations, faculty, administrators, alumni, and University partners
Coordinate with Assistant Dean for Budget, Finance, and Operations in all areas of financial analysis and reporting
Actively participate in professional associations and professional development opportunities to enhance leadership skills and maintain an awareness of current and new trends in continuing legal Education
Participate and attend the College's various events, including graduation/hooding, Dean's Partners, alumni receptions, Homecoming, and symposia
Coordinate the various resources/services available
Manage fiscal resources
Generate sponsorship revenue
Maintain e-commerce platforms
Interpret, implement, or enforce University and College policies and procedures
Certify that CLE offerings conform to MCLE rules and regulations
Respond to/record attendance requests
Negotiate contracts with speakers, vendors, and other professional organizations and government entities
Provide attentive and timely responses to administrative matters
Juris Doctor required.
A minimum of five years of demonstrated progressive experience; experience in leading a continuing legal education program is preferred; experience in fiscal management is required; experience in higher education setting is beneficial as well as event and/or program planning, organization, and implementation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as well as demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. A strong commitment to collaboration is required to thrive in this team-centered environment.
Additional preferred qualifications include: strong computer skills; demonstrated leadership ability, including strategic planning, budget analysis and management, program development, and personnel and project management. In addition, the following qualities and capabilities will be essential for the position.
Possess an engaging, positive, and approachable personality that invites collaboration, builds mutual respect, and demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion and an ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds
Exhibit and sustain a high degree of energy and drive that engages others
Possess a vision for, and comprehensive understanding of, an engaging CLE program and its relationship to the College of Law and the West Virginia State Bar
Possess a strong work ethic and ability to prioritize and organize multiple responsibilities and goals; demonstrated ability to make independent and informed decisions
Demonstrated awareness of current issues in legal practice and education
Demonstrated record of superior communication and presentation skills, successful relationship-building, and collaboration with internal constituencies (e.g., students, faculty, staff and stakeholders of the College of Law) and external constituencies (e.g., alumni, attorneys, the judiciary, and members of the local community)
Position requires after hours, weekend hours, and travel throughout the State.
Letter of Interest
Valid driver's license
Admission to and membership in good standing of the Bar of any state.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 19, 2019
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 183982
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.