Director, Sports Law and Business Program College of Law

Posting Date  
3/13/2019
Institution/Company 
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
Location 
Phoenix, AZ
Job Type 
Full Time - Experienced

Job Description 
The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law seeks a Director for its growing Sports Law & Business (SLB) Program.  Founded in 2014, SLB has expanded over the past several years to include a master’s degree (MSLB), a Juris Doctor (JD) concentration in Sports Law & Business, a concurrent JD-MSLB degree, and a hybrid online/on-ground Veteran’s Sports Law & Business (VSLB) program. ASU Law’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) and LLM students are also able to concentrate in Sports Law & Business.  The SLB Program works closely with ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business, the University’s athletics department (Sun Devil Athletics), and the Global Sport Institute (GSI).  The successful candidate will take responsibility of supervising and running the day-to-day functions of the SLB Program to ensure its continued success and future growth.

Essential Duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for and have duties in the following areas:
• In collaboration with the Executive Director, plan and implement strategies to manage and develop the SLB Program
• Curriculum development, oversight, and course scheduling
• Teach one course (or co-teach two courses) per semester as part of the job’s requirements
• Academic and career advising for all students, including approving and supervising internships, applied projects, and independent studies
• Provide leadership, supervise, mentor and evaluate staff and student employees
• Take a lead role in the admissions process for MSLB and VSLB applicants
• Travel to, represent, and participate in various sports law and sports business industry events
• Create a budget plan and monitor all expenditures and financial reports
• Collaborate with ASU Law’s Office of Development, the Alumni Relations office, and the Executive Director on alumni relation/engagement efforts
• Perform other duties, as assigned, to support the goals of the SLB Program and/or the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
 

Minimum Qualifications
Juris Doctorate.


Desired Qualifications
 3+ years of sports law and/or sports industry experience;
 Experience working with students and young professionals;
 Experience working with internship and/or job placement;
 Experience teaching in a higher education setting;
 Experience working in an Admissions environment and utilizing ACES or Salesforce preferred
 Experience building and maintaining effective internal and external working relationships;
 Experience working with diverse constituencies;
 Evidence of organizational skills and project management;
 Evidence of team leadership skills; and
 Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication.
 

Working Environment
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse. Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.  Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.  Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions.  Use standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor and mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology.


Department Statement
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked No. 27 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit law.asu.edu.

ASU Statement
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe. 

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree 

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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