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Assistant Director, Center for Business Law & Innovation

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 12/20/2019

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Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose
The newly organized Business Law and Innovation Center at Lewis & Clark Law School is seeking an assistant director to collaborate with faculty and staff to develop and organize academic conferences, programs and curriculum for the business law program; to develop public relations and marketing materials; to work with budgets, grant writing, and fundraising; and to serve as a resource and liaison for the business clinics, programs and faculty.

What You'll Do
In collaboration with faculty: Coordinate curriculum planning for the business law program. Conduct and develop programs to provide curricular advice to students. Oversee the business law certificate programs. Serve as liaison to Board of Advisors for the Business Law program.
Serve as a resource and liaison for: faculty and staff at the Small Business Legal Clinic and the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; faculty and students involved in the dual JD/MBA degree program with Portland State University; adjunct professors teaching in business law areas; alumni engaged in business or practicing in business law areas; law student groups focusing on business law areas; Admissions; and Career Services staff with regard to business law matters; The Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership (College of Arts and Sciences), and the Center for Community Engagement (Graduate School of Education and Counseling).
In cooperation with faculty, development staff and public relations staff, help to market the business law program, which may include: updating and creating content for the business law program website; creating a social media presence for the business law program; and engaging in outreach to other schools, lawyers, people in business and organizations serving businesses and business lawyers.
Serve as a resource for business law faculty, including: working with the Faculty Chair(s) of the Business Law Program to develop agendas for, and conduct the meetings of, the Faculty Business Law Committee; acting as a liaison for speakers the faculty invites to participate as guests in classes or other activities; and providing research to support the development of new business law programs.
In collaboration with faculty, develop and organize academic conferences and other programs relating to business law, which may include (among others); annual Business Law Fall Forum; Food Law Symposium; Annual Business Law Spring Luncheon (honoring Distinguished Business Law Graduates); “IP in the Trees” Workshop Series; “The Business of IP” Lunchtime Series; and the Distinguished International Law Visitor Lecture.
In cooperation with the Faculty Chair(s) of the Business Law Program and the Business Services staff, develop and monitor budgets related to business law activities.
Serve as a resource to the faculty and development staff in grant writing and other fundraising activities.
Other non-essential duties as assigned.
Must Haves
BA or equivalent degree
Nice to Haves
JD degree
3 years work experience in professional setting
Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week (consider flexibility)
Benefits-eligible: Yes
Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience
Physical Requirements
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Climbing (stairs), standing, sitting, walking, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing
Directions for Cover Letter
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Background Check

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Eligibility to Work

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