The Law & Economics Center (LEC) is searching for a Director of the Attorneys General Education Program and is now inviting applications. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Center:
The LEC of the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is a national center for research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics to audiences including federal and state judges, state attorneys general, congressional staff members, academics, and other legal professionals.
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Director will lead and expand activities related to the LEC's Attorneys General Education Program (AGEP), including building out a new program for educating state solicitors general, and its Congressional Civil Justice Academy (Academy). In this capacity, the Director will:
Plan and organize the LEC's educational programs for state attorney general staff lawyers, solicitors general, regulatory agency lawyers, congressional staffers, and other legal professionals;
Engage in regular and active recruiting efforts to fill programs with participants; run on-site programming in coordination with events staff and other program staff;
Perform marketing and recruiting activities; and build relationships with potential audience members, supporters, and subject matter experts;
Require a willingness to participate in occasional weekend and evening programs and social events. Frequent out-of-town travel also required.
J.D. or a Ph.D. in economics or government;
10 years applicable experience in legal and public policy arena;
Ability to demonstrate a keen understanding of legal and public policy issues;
Have an appreciation for the powers and duties of state attorneys general, solicitors general, regulatory officials, and judges. Expertise in emerging civil justice issues and some familiarity with law and economics as a field of study is particularly valuable
The successful candidate will:
Be committed to, and enthusiastic about, the mission and vision of the Law & Economics Center;
Be able to work independently and take initiative;
Be an adaptable, flexible problem-solver;
Have excellent organizational skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively. Results oriented;
Be team-focused, enjoy managing junior staff and working as part of an active group of highly-engaged individuals, sharing information readily with co-workers, and listening to and respecting others;
Possess a professional demeanor and an ability to interact with all levels of legal, academic, and governmental officials;
Have exceptional communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to speak in front of large and small audiences.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Arlington, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA50Ez at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three work-related professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49159
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