Coordinator, Externship Program and Public Service Program

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Academic Administration

A recognized leader in experiential learning and interdisciplinary research, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative and ascendant law schools. Located in a dynamic and beautiful urban setting, the Sturm College of Law features an outstanding and diverse student body, a faculty that includes some of the most accomplished legal scholars in the nation, a motivated and highly professional staff, and roughly 17,000 alumni who have achieved careers of distinction in law, business, government, public interest, and other professional domains. The law school offers a full-time JD program, a Professional Part-Time JD Program, and a set of pioneering and nationally recognized Master’s and certificate programs.

Position Summary

The Sturm College of Law is seeking a part-time Externship and Public Service Program Coordinator for between 18.75-30 hours per week (between 0.5 to 0.8 FTE). Reporting directly to the Faculty Director of Externships and Social Justice Initiatives, this individual is responsible for managing all operational and administrative aspects of the Externship Program and Public Service Program. This individual is responsible for fostering professional and mutually beneficial relationships with the multiple internal and external constituencies involved in these programs. This individual serves as the first point of contact for students and externship supervisors in the field. Additional responsibilities include, placement data tracking and management, organizing and marketing events, and data tracking and analysis.

Essential Functions

  • Organize and market the externship program and public service programs internally to law students and externally to current and potential externship sites.
  • Build and foster relationships with both external and internal stakeholders (e.g., externship sites; externship supervisors; students, faculty, staff, and administration)
  • Provide timely and robust support to students through all phases of the registration and placement process. Communicate with students, supervisors, and other internal and external entities to ensure requirements are met, credits are accurate, and hours are tracked for externships and the public service requirement.
  • Maintain files to ensure confidentially and accuracy, inform decision-making, and ready access for team members.
  • Manage technology systems that track placement information, student and supervisor feedback, placement information, student reflection, and other program components.
  • Manage multiple budgets, including but not limited to maintaining compliance with expense and reimbursements procedures; making purchases; and processing expenses.
  • Support multiple externship faculty with individual and programmatic needs.
  • Collect data and conduct meta and micro data analysis to support programmatic decisions.
  • Create and implement administrative procedures to ensure consistency in intraoffice operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent listening, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized and manage multiple projects with deadlines under supervision.
  • Ability to write reports and professional correspondence to students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.
  • Ability to act as a liaison between multiple individuals, businesses or agencies.
  • Ability to speak effectively before a group, over the phone and one-on-one.
  • Ability to effectively use judgment in an environment where students are present.
  • Experience with collecting, analyzing, presenting, and assessing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Demonstrated commitment, knowledge and ability to engage effectively with individuals from broadly diverse communities.
  • Ability to engage multiple perspectives, build trust, and achieve alignment.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment.

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  • Experience engaging and collaborating with diverse individuals, groups, and communities
  • Interest in working directly with law students in a staff role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a higher education setting

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
 This position is a part-time position for between 18.75 and 30 hours per week (0.5 FTE-0.8 FTE). The Coordinator will determine their weekly schedule with the Director.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 22, 2023. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range:
The hourly range for the position is $23.00 - $26.60

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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