Program/Functional Manager

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Legal Professionals, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support, Student Affairs / Services

A national leader in experiential and interdisciplinary legal education, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is widely regarded as one of the nation’s most innovative and ascendant law schools. The law school features an outstanding and diverse student body, a community of nationally recognized scholar-teachers, an accomplished 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. Located in a beautiful and economically vibrant metropolitan area, the Sturm College of Law supports a full-time JD program, a part-time weekend JD program, a range of pioneering Master’s programs, and a set of esteemed specialty programs – including a nationally recognized clinical program.

A national innovator and leader in clinical legal education, the clinical program at the Sturm College of Law – referred to as the “Student Law Office” – supports clinics in the fields of advancing social change, civil litigation, civil rights, community economic development, criminal law, environmental law, and immigration law and policy. The law school’s clinical programs provide opportunities for law students to be trained to become highly competent and ethical lawyers through faculty supervision and real-life client representation.

Position Summary

The Clinical Program Manager oversees the administrative functions of the Student Law Office, including day-to-day operations, budgeting and finances, student applications, registration and orientation, on-boarding employees, supervising an administrative assistant and work-study students, and otherwise operating the Office in an efficient and professional manner. The position serves as a liaison between the Student Law Office, the administration of the Sturm College of Law, and relevant University personnel.

Essential Functions

  • Monitoring and maintaining the operational budget of the Student Law Office and various clinic-specific budgets, processing monthly reports, approving case-related expenditures, and approving invoices, requisitions, and reimbursements.
  • Opening and closing cases in the client management system, undertaking conflict checks, and following appropriate policies relating to the retention and destruction of records.
  • Operating the Office’s case management database.
  • Managing the recruitment of students into the Office, including processing applications, scheduling student interviews, extending offer and waitlist letters, submitting registrations, facilitating student access to appropriate records and systems, and maintaining student records.
  • Coordinating orientation-related events relating to the Student Law Office, including food orders, reservations, audiovisual needs, and guest speaker requests.
  • Preparing and updating the policies and procedures of the Student Law Office, instruction guides, and forms.
  • Supervising one full-time administrative assistant and several work-study students.
  • Managing the recruitment and onboarding of fellows in the Christopher N. Lasch Fellowship Program.
  • Coordinating with colleagues in the Marketing & Communications Division to prepare newsletters and other updates relating to the Student Law Office.
  • Assisting clinical faculty with clinic-related events, including student swearing-in ceremonies, conferences, continuing legal education programs, and other clinic-related events and activities.
  • Undertaking other Clinic-related tasks, as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Professionalism, sound judgment, and discretion
  • The demonstrated ability to work independently and with limited supervision
  • The ability to function in a high-paced, collaborative work environment
  • Strong client service orientation
  • The ability to prioritize workload in an efficient and effective manner
  • The capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under time constraints
  • Proficiency with relevant technologies, including Microsoft Office suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong attention to detail

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
  • 2-3 years of experience in a legal, non-profit, public interest, community service, or higher education office environment, providing administrative or coordination support
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusivity
  • A strong compliance orientation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multiple years of experience working in an office environment in the legal and/or higher education fields
  • Law degree or other relevant graduate degree in higher education, administration, or another relevant field

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
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 22, 2023.

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 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $62,000

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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