Assistant Director, Graduate Affairs and Global Programs

New York University School of Law
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 09

Position description

With responsibilities across Graduate Affairs and Global Programs, the Assistant Director plays an active role in advising students, and developing, implementing and assessing programs that enhance our students’ experience. 


In the Office of Graduate Affairs (OGA), closely collaborating with the OGA Director, you will direct and implement programs and events for our LLM population that foster community building, and students’ academic success and professional development. You will serve as a critical information resource to students on curricular and co-curricular opportunities; you will advise and counsel them on academic matters, workload strategies, and cultural adjustment, as well as guide students facing a particular difficulty. You will interpret, learn, and apply academic policies, and liaise with other Law School offices to provide supportive services. 


The Assistant Director will also work collaboratively with the Associate Director of Global programs to administer the semester-long Law Abroad programs in Paris and Buenos Aires and contribute to the development of global initiatives, including inbound and outbound exchange programs. You will represent Law Abroad and exchange opportunities to interested students, engaging with and advising the JD population interested in study abroad, oversee and monitor the Law Abroad and Exchange budget, and liaise with program faculty to ensure their access to timely information and support.


For both programs, you also will propose and implement student-wide communication initiatives—including web, email, guides, and presentations. 




·       Education: Bachelor's degree

·       Experience: Three years of relevant professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

·       Knowledge: Strong cultural awareness and ability to relate to a wide array of audiences, including to the needs of students from a variety educational backgrounds. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking. Strong analytical abilities, including interpretation and application of policy to individual circumstances. Interest in cross-departmental operations, and proven ability to balance competing priorities. High proficiency in basic office software applications. Working knowledge of information systems and processes.


·       Education: Graduate or law degree 

·       Experience: Experience working with international students in a graduate or professional school setting. Demonstrated ability to garner trust and confidence among diverse communities, and build relationships among students and alumni. 

·       Knowledge: Knowledgeable about legal education and the legal profession. Experience with communication strategy and website design and maintenance. Knowledge of Peoplesoft.


About NYU School of Law

NYU Law is an intellectual powerhouse, with more than 100 faculty, 300 courses, over 30 centers, and over 80 student groups. The Law School has long taken a leadership role in introducing changes that have redefined legal education and assured our graduates are practice-ready for today's world. We are a pacesetter in public service, a leader in international law, and home to the most extensive range of law and business offering in legal education. Our Graduate Division annually welcomes about 450 full-time master’s students (around 80 percent foreign-trained attorneys) into nine different LLM programs. They are joined by students in our part-time programs and the JSD, as well as exchange students from partner faculties abroad.


Compensation and Benefits

In this Professional Research Scholar position, you will be an employee of New York University, receive a competitive salary, and avail yourself of a generous array of benefits, which include medical, dental and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here:

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on