Academic Support Specialist

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

Customer Service
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Academic Support Specialist

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button.

If you would like to bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link.

Due to the volume of applications received for vacancies at NCCU, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the telephone. It is not necessary to contact us to check the status of your application. Please log into your account in PeopleAdmin to find the status of your application. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Employment Office for the most qualified applicants. If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted.

Questions about Faculty postings should be directed to the ARMO Office.

SHRA postings require a completed application, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Academic Support Specialist
Position Number 617459
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Office of Academic Success provides a variety of resources to ensure that all students develop the skills needed to succeed academically at the School of Law. Through Academic Success and Bar Preparation courses, the tutorial program, workshops, individualized academic counseling and advising, and readily available resources, all students have access to information to enable them to become effective and successful law students. Additionally, the Academic Success Program assists with the School of Law’s bar review program for recent graduates (Invest in Success), and other bar preparation programs.
Primary Purpose of Position
The person hired for this position will serve as a specialist in the School of Law’s Academic Support Program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
•Excellent organizational and time management skills.
•Excellent analytical skills.
•Excellent computer and technology skills. Experience with data management, Microsoft Excel, and report development preferred.
•Ability to effectively teach in workshop and individual settings.
•Flexibility to work evening hours and weekends.
•Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
•Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy.
•Ability to find creative solutions for complex problems while still maintaining the integrity of the standards and policies of the institution.
•Ability to work independently, making effective decisions quickly and resolutely.
•Ability to work with a highly diverse staff, faculty, and student body
Minimum Education/Experience
•A juris doctor degree from an ABA accredited institution.
•A member in good standing with a state bar.
•An outstanding law school academic record.
•A genuine desire to work closely with students.
•Three years of experience as a practicing attorney or one year of experience in student support at a law school.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Prior experience working in academic or bar support positions with law students.
•Teaching and/or tutoring experience in higher education, preferably law.
•Experience working with students or others in crisis with a calm and respectful demeanor, and subsequently make well-reasoned determinations of next steps.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
•Provide academic support designed to increase retention and graduation of law students, specifically by assisting students as they develop and improve legal study and test-taking skills, adjust to the challenges of law school, and prepare for law practice.
•Analyze the needs, interests, and limitations of students in order to conduct appropriate individualized and confidential academic counseling and coaching.
•Provide workshops for students, specifically addressing key skills such as time and stress management, effective study skills, exam preparation, and legal writing.
•Work with members of the administration and faculty to maximize student success and bar passage.
•Provide individual and group feedback and strategies to enhance writing and analytical skills.
Function Instructional
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
•Teach Academic Success skills courses.
•Assist, when needed, with the implementation of the first-year and upper level tutorial program.
•Meet with students individually to provide one-on-one academic counselling.
•Advise at-risk and probation student populations on effective study and time management skills and developing strategies for students to reach their academic potential.
•Mentor and counsel students and graduates from first year through post bar exam.
Function Public Service
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Represent the School of Law on a wide range of planning matters, such as leading and/or participating in special projects, serving on University committees and ad hoc teams, and making presentations to management. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Dean.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03085P
Open Date 04/26/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (Veterans Only)
  2. NGB23A or NGB22/DD256 (National Guard Only)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this job opening?
    • Direct E-mail
    • Referral
    • NCCU Careers Website
    • Other Website (please specify):