Director of Student Legal Services Office

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181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Street address: 
181 Presidents Drive
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Position Description: 

Director of Student Legal Services Office
University of Massachusetts Amherst (
Under the general programmatic direction of the student governance bodies and the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Life and reporting to the Associate Vice-Chancellor/Dean of Students, directs the legal and administrative operation of the Student Legal Services Office (SLSO); acts as legal counsel to and provides policy advocacy for student governance bodies and student leaders on issues of concern to the student body; provides legal services to students and student groups; and develops and directs a community legal education program. ·

  • Doctoral/terminal degree, Juris Doctor degree from an accredited institution.
  • Membership in the Massachusetts Bar (or the ability to acquire admission by the date of hire).
  • 5 years experience in the practice of law that includes experience in law practice management, and supervisory experience.
  • Experience in providing legal education.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends and to adjust work assignments according to programmatic and divisional needs.
  • Significant experience in higher education law, preferred.
To apply: 

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.
Please apply here:
Please submit you cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by February 12, 2016.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. PI92805327
Salary range: 
Please view the hiring salary range at: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf for this 52 week position, 37.5 hours per week, plus benefits.
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, March 19, 2016