Administrative Director of Operations
Position: DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, CIVITAS CHILDLAW CENTER
Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Operations for the Civitas ChildLaw Center, to commence as soon as possible. This full-time position will collaborate with the Center’s faculty by providing executive-level administrative support designed to advance the mission of the Center, School of Law, and University. We are especially interested in applicants who will enhance the Center’s work on anti-racism, social justice, and structural disparities impacting Black, LatinX, Indigenous, and other persons of color. We are actively seeking candidates who will contribute to a deeper understanding of law, legal institutions, and systems of oppression through a commitment to transformation, intersectionality, and anti-subordination in fulfillment of the Law School’s educational mission.
Position Summary: The Director of Operations (DO) will oversee the day-to-day administration of Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center, a law school academic program that prepares law students and child-serving professionals to advocate for the legal rights and well-being of children and families. The DO will report to the Faculty Co-Directors and manage all aspects of Center operations, including supervising staff, budgeting, planning conferences and events, enhancing the visibility and reputation of the Center, spearheading new initiatives, and working with the Center’s faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop a strategic vision aimed at advancing the missions, values, and programs of the Center and the School of Law. The DO will also work collaboratively with other Center leadership as well as School of Law and University faculty and staff.
1. Strategic Planning
- In partnership with Faculty Co-Directors and others, establish goals and implement policies and practices that align with the Center’s mission.
- Help develop metrics to measure the results and impact of Center strategic initiatives.
- Prepare reports on progress in meeting Center goals.
2. Administrative Oversight and Supervision
- Oversee all ChildLaw Center operations, including office procedures, internal communications, employee policies, technology, facilities, and purchasing.
- Oversee management of ChildLaw Center budgets, including operating, gift, marketing, and grant budgets, working in collaboration with the Office of Research Services, Sponsored Program Accounting, and the School of Law Budget Manager.
- Hire, supervise, support, and evaluate Center staff members and student workers. Oversee administrative support for faculty members.
- Help plan and supervise the Center’s programs and events, including speaker series, symposia, conferences, and student events.
- With Faculty Co-Directors, maintain and update curricular materials, including course descriptions, syllabi, orientation and summer internship materials, and certificate of concentration requirements.
3. Student, Staff, and Faculty Recruitment
- Identify and implement strategies to increase the number, quality, and diversity of students, including Civitas ChildLaw Fellows and other students interested in social justice issues affecting children and families, especially those disproportionately impacted by system failures.
- Assist in the recruitment of faculty and staff committed to advancing the mission of the Center and School of Law.
- Oversee recruitment and supervision of student workers.
4. Marketing and Communications
- Develop and execute a comprehensive communications plan.
- Draft and distribute a Center newsletter, annual report, and other materials.
- Develop and implement social media and public relations marketing strategies.
- Design and implement alumni communication and stewardship strategies in collaboration with Law School Advancement and the Center’s co-directors.
- Maintain the ChildLaw Center website, including regular updates to content.
5. External Affairs
- Represent the ChildLaw Center at external events.
- Oversee administrative aspects of the ChildLaw Fellows internship experience.
- J.D. degree from an accredited law school or graduate degree in Business Management or related field
- A minimum of two years’ experience in organizational management.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents, including students, alumni, faculty, staff, clients, program participants, and potential donors.
- Exceptional written and oral communications skills, as well as attention to detail.
- An ability to work effectively in a collaborative and inclusive educational environment.
- Ability to communicate openly, listen well, and learn from others.
- Commitment to Center and School of Law’s mission, including the goals of Jesuit education.
Applicants may submit materials through the Loyola HR website: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/23369