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Director Academic Success and Bar Programs

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The University of Cincinnati College of Law seeks a Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Academic Success and Bar Programs, the Director will work collaboratively to develop and deliver programming and individual coaching that enables law students to achieve their full potential during law school and on the bar exam. The position will focus primarily on first-year students, but the Director may be asked to help with other aspects of the academic and bar success programming as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the College of Law’s Structured Study Group Program. This includes the recruitment, training, and supervision of student employees to lead and deliver the program. The incumbent will engage in an annual review and revision of the program content to ensure responsiveness to student needs. 
  • Develop and implement a Spring Semester Academic Success Program, required for some 1L students based on their first semester academic performance. This includes individual and group meetings designed to assist students with self-assessment and study/time/technology management skills. 
  • Provide academic and skills counseling to College of Law students seeking to achieve their academic performance goals. Provide referrals as needed.
  • Design and deliver a pre-orientation bridge program for incoming law students that identifies and develops the skills necessary for success in legal study. 
  • Collaborate with Faculty and Student Affairs staff to develop and deliver academic skills component of 1L Orientation. 
  • Track the academic performance and satisfactory completion of course and program requirements for students based on JD academic rules. 
  • Maintain effective communication with students, faculty, and academic personnel within the College and University.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

A Juris Doctor degree from an ABA accredited law school.

Required Trainings/Certifications

License to practice law, acquired by bar examination, in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.

Required Experience

  • Prior academic or bar support teaching experience, or a suitable combination of one to three years of practice experience and adjunct teaching.
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Sensitivity to students with varied learning styles, disabilities, and diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85231 


Director Academic Success and Bar Programs

Date:  Jul 20, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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