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Curriculum Assistant - Law School

University of Minnesota
Full Time
Minneapolis, MN
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Job description

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and four years of related office experience. Training and/or education may be substituted for some of the years of experience.
  • Data entry experience and excellent attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse community.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 15 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to provide excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills with the ability to balance many job functions and competing demands in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and effectively within a team environment.
  • Customer service experience, especially with persons with high levels of education.
  • Desire to participate in and promote process improvement.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

This is a 100% time, 12-month, position in the Law School Curriculum Development Office led by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The position reports to the Curriculum Manager. The Curriculum Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day management of Law School Curriculum functions and support for the General Curriculum Adjunct Faculty. The Curriculum Assistant is the first point of contact for general faculty and student inquiries. This is a fast-paced position which requires the ability to juggle multiple priorities, manage extensive detail across numerous systems, consistent application of policy and procedure, and frequent interaction with Adjunct Faculty and staff. This position also requires work in Mondale Hall to effectively support in-person instruction.

100% time, continuing, AFSCME Clerical, Primarily In-Person working
Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications with a range of $18.95-$28.88 per hour.

Responsibilities
General Curriculum Adjunct Support (50%)

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all General Curriculum Adjunct Faculty (40-50 per semester).
  • Provide support for setting up Adjunct Faculty appointments and reference materials each semester.
  • Provide support for training Adjunct Faculty on Curriculum Office processes.
  • Effectively learn about classroom technology in order to orient and provide ongoing support for Adjunct Faculty.
  • Be familiar with and use basic Canvas functions for creating and updating Adjunct Faculty course pages
  • Monitor compliance with Law School Academic Rules, policies and procedures (i.e. syllabi, make-up classes, evaluations, final exams and/or papers, grades, etc); bring issues or concerns to the Curriculum Manager as appropriate.
  • Provide support for blind grading as required.
  • Facilitate collection and maintenance of Adjunct Faculty application materials, reference checks, resumes, bios, directory, and listservs.

Administration and Communications (25%)

  • Respond to departmental email and handling of routine day-to-day faculty, staff and student inquiries; flag complex inquiries for Director and Manager.
  • Prepare standardized communications as directed.
  • Review syllabi and track key details for routine semester procedures and communicate with instructors about syllabus changes, issues or concerns.
  • Communicate with Law School Student Affairs, Faculty Administrative Support Staff, and Information Technology to effectively complete tasks as needed.
  • Support 1L Advising programming as directed.
  • Provide support proctoring midterm and final exams as needed.
  • Process WorkFlow Gen approvals.

Data Entry and Curricular Systems Maintenance (25%)

  • Update Law School Course Guide website.
  • Update Law School Collaborative Course Scheduling (CCS) as directed.
  • Compile final exam schedules, and exam and grade deadlines each semester.
  • Create an initial commencement faculty list each year.
  • Support compilation of the Law School Academic Year Calendar.
  • Data entry as needed in relevant systems, including CCS, Astra, ListServs.
  • Use Curriculum Office data resources to compile reports, data, tables, charts as requested.
  • Proof semester data across multiple sources for accuracy and consistency.

The University of Minnesota Law School is a leader in preparing students to solve the complex social, economic and business issues of our time. Our exceptional faculty, innovative curriculum and unmatched clinical and experiential learning opportunities equip students for the demands of the 21st century.

We are distinguished by a rare collegial culture that emphasizes teamwork, problem solving, leadership and persuasion. Students learn to think analytically, to identify the core element of a complex problem and to develop real-world solutions—skills that are essential beyond law school for all fields of employment. Public service is at our core. Our students embrace it, our faculty and staff reinforce it, and our community benefits from it.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: https://diversity.umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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