December 12, 2011
Associate Director, Center for Law, Health & Society
The College of Law at Georgia State University seeks to fill the position of Associate Director for the Center for Law, Health & Society. Established in 2004, the Center’s mission is to advance the key role that law plays in promoting society’s health through research, education, and professional and community engagement at local, national, and international levels. The Center’s health law program is currently ranked 5th nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
This position is the primary professional administrative position for the Center for Law, Health & Society. The Associate Director reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Center Director to help meet Center goals and determine administrative priorities. Specific responsibilities include management of new and on-going Center programs, projects, and activities under the Center Director’s priorities, including academic programs; professional education programs and conferences; student advisement and coordination with the health law program; and other community-building and other outreach activities and events with Center constituencies. The Associate Director provides other administrative support to the Center Director, including background research and development of new Center initiatives and activities; researching, identifying, and developing opportunities for extramural funding; writing grant and funding proposals and reports; and facilitating long-term strategic planning. He or she manages Center communications, public relations, and outreach activities, including writing and production of Center newsletters, brochures, other collateral, and Web content; preparation of correspondence and reports for internal and external constituents; and developing media relations. He or she oversees the daily functions of the Center, including implementing Center policies, procedures, systems, timelines, and deadlines; coordinating meetings; reviewing budget and making purchasing decisions; and troubleshooting day-to-day administrative tasks.
We seek a motivated and confident self-starter with proactive problem-solving abilities. The position requires excellent and effective skills and abilities in the following areas: oral, listening, and written communication skills; interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to respond effectively to, and collaborate and work well with, diverse internal and external Center constituencies, including University staff, students, faculty, external professionals, and others from diverse backgrounds; time management, project management, and organizational skills; ability to work efficiently and independently; flexibility and ability to multi-task; ability to be focused, detailed, and thorough while not losing sight of the big picture; ability to work within established timeframes and deadlines; ability to learn quickly and produce results efficiently; ability to conceive, plan, and strategize for new initiatives; and research skills. A Juris Doctor degree is preferred, and experience in applying for grants and external funding is desired.
To apply: To apply for this position, please visit the Georgia State University Human Resources Job site, found at: https://jobs.gsu.edu (job vacancy number 0602222). Application materials should include a cover letter addressed to Professor Charity Scott; résumé; writing sample demonstrating ability to be thoughtful, clear, and concise; and contact information for three references. While the position will remain open until filled, applications are strongly encouraged by Friday, December 23, 2011.
Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.