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About LSAC

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Welcome to LSAC’s Employment Opportunities page. We proudly offer a supportive, team-oriented environment, competitive salaries, and a flexible, cafeteria-style benefits package.

Headquartered in the Newtown section of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, we are approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles south of Princeton, New Jersey. LSAC is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). However, we do much more. With the commitment and support of our staff members, we will continue to fulfill our mission—to provide quality services to law schools, law school applicants and potential applicants, and the educational community. We invite you to join us in achieving our goals.

LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attracting and retaining candidates who have a passion for their work, and we encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

LSAT Layout Specialist

Position Code: LS
Group: Test Development
Application Deadline: N/A

Provides composition and layout for all LSAT programs. Formats include paper, electronic/tablet, large-type, and Spanish. May handle the production of scannable forms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Layout
  • Formats all versions of the LSAT according to rigid specifications and security measures.
  • Formats other documents as required, including PDFs.
Quality Control
  • Reviews proofs of documents to ensure correct composition and layout.
  • Proofreads documents for accuracy as needed.
Accountability

Works under the supervision of the Senior Director of Test Development. Accountable for ensuring accuracy of all output, paying close attention to all details, maintaining strict security and confidentiality of LSAT materials, balancing multiple priorities, and meeting tight deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

College degree is required. Advanced knowledge of IBM-based desktop publishing and database publishing desirable; knowledge of InDesign/Ventura Publisher desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of QuarkXPress helpful. Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and/or other style manuals preferred. Understanding of page construction and layout required.

Must be extremely detail-oriented and organized and able to work with a high degree of accuracy. Must be comfortable with handling high-stakes, confidential material.

Must be team-oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work cooperatively with a variety of people in a service-oriented environment. Must be willing to work extra hours if needed to meet a deadline.

Must be cognizant of impending deadlines, many of which overlap.

Must be able to handle a heavy workload, extreme deadline pressure, and conflicting demands.


Research Assistant

Position Code: RASSIT
Group: Psychometric Research
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), producers of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant in its Psychometric Research group. The Research Assistant will carry out routine analyses related to the operational administration of the LSAT as well as participate in selected research projects through activities such as writing and executing statistical programs, and analyzing and presenting data. More specifically, the Research Assistant will be required to perform the following: statistical analyses that require an understanding of applied statistics or measurement, such as data management, descriptive statistics, correlation, and regression; organization of data for presentation in research reports; quality control reviews of assembled data; and contributing to the preparation of research reports by assisting with literature reviews, drafting narrowly defined portions of approved research studies, and preparing tables and figures. The Research Assistant will receive functional supervision from senior staff serving as project leaders.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably including some training in applied statistics or educational and psychological tests and measurement, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which expertise has been demonstrably acquired. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS is required, with experience in a programming language highly desirable. Experience with IBM-compatible PC database, spreadsheet, and word processing packages is required, with at least one year of experience in data processing and applied statistics or measurement highly desirable. The ability to attend to detail and to maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing and checking data documents and computer input and output is required. Strong organizational skills, such as being able to plan and organize one’s own work, maintain schedules, and communicate the status of each project to the functional supervisors, are required. The Research Assistant must be able to function as a team member and to complete projects independently as well. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with LSAC staff at all levels—supervisors, peers, and subordinates—as well as the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information are required.


Research Associate

Position Code: RASSOC
Group: Psychometric Research
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), producers of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), is seeking applicants for a Research Associate in its Psychometric Research group. The Research Associate will coordinate and carry out analyses related to the operational administration of the LSAT; act as principal investigator or co-investigator for selected research projects undertaken in support of the LSAT; and prepare LSAT technical reports by performing analyses, presenting data, and drafting text for the reports. The Research Associate will exercise functional supervision over professional and support staff—assigning, monitoring, and reviewing the work of research assistants and other support staff on a project basis. The Research Associate will also provide data analysis support for research scientists on a project basis.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess a master’s degree in applied statistics, psychometrics, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 5 years of experience in data processing and applied statistics or measurement is highly desirable. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS is required, with experience in a programming language highly desirable. The position requires experience with IBM-compatible PC database, spreadsheet, and word processing packages, as well as experience in the planning, design, and operation of data analyses and research projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to attend to detail and to maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing and checking computer programs and statistical documents, are required. The Research Associate is expected to be able to function as a team member and to complete projects independently as well. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with LSAC staff at all levels—supervisors, peers, and subordinates—as well as the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information are required.

How to Apply

Once you find a position that interests you, send your résumé and letter of application stating the position you are applying for, position code, and salary requirements through one of the following three application options:

Postal Mail

C. Rommel, HR Section
Law School Admission Council
PO BOX 40
Newtown PA 18940

Fax: 215.504.3808

Email: employment@LSAC.org
(Please send résumé in Microsoft Word format.)

NOTE: Only résumés with salary requirements will be considered.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact our Human Resources Section via email at employment@LSAC.org.

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