Assistant Dean and Dean of Students

Posted: May 14, 2021

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Summary of Position

The Assistant Dean and Dean of Students manages the Dean of Students (DOS) Office. The Dean of Students promotes the well-being of students within the law school and the university communities and sets the strategic vision for how the DOS Office can most effectively support students in a demanding pre-professional program, starting with new student (1L) and transfer orientations and spanning through Commencement. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Student Services.

The Dean of Students Office works with faculty and other Harvard Law School (HLS) administrative offices to orient 1,800 students to law school life, and to provide resources and counseling on a variety of matters that may arise in both students’ academic and personal lives.  

Education Preferred: Bachelor’s
Years of Experience Required: 10 years

Additional Information

We are looking for people who have: 

  • J.D. strongly preferred 

  • Extensive experience in service-based environments and desire to apply agile principles to the continuous refinement of the provision of student services and to the incorporation of technology tools and platforms 

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgment while meeting organizational requirements and maintaining accountability 

  • High level of independent judgment, initiative, discretion, collegiality, integrity, professionalism, confidentiality, and attention to detail 

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills  

  • Strong data gathering, data analysis, problem solving and analytical skills 

Working Conditions :

Will require working evening and weekend hours. 

Additional Information :

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School is a place where you can thrive. 

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 

How to Apply

Apply using the application link

Application Deadline: Until position is filled.