Program Coordinator II, Law and Criminal Justice - Paralegal

Monroe Community College | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 2/28/2024

Function of Position:

The Coordinator, Paralegal Program, reports directly to the Chair of the Law/Criminal Justice/Homeland Security department and is responsible for the vision, planning, management, development, and delivery of the Paralegal program at Monroe Community College that is certified by the American Bar Association. This position is also a division and college representative on several committees and organizations related to paralegal studies.

This position will have a teaching load of 12 FCH per academic year.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Maintain American Bar Association (ABA) Paralegal Education Programs Guidelines and write and submit reports meant to maintain the ABA program approval at MCC.
  • Lead the Paralegal Advisory Committee.
  • Develop internship opportunities.
  • Work with the College marketing department to market the program.
  • Design and implement a selective admissions process.
  • Oversee student admission and registration.
  • Develop, implement, and revise program courses.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate adjunct instructors.
  • Recruit and advise students.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
  • Teaching Role (12 FCH)

  • Demonstrates and maintains current subject area knowledge
  • Teaches courses and evaluates student performance as per guidelines set by the department and Monroe Community College
  • Teaches multiple courses/sections each term, as outlined by the contract
  • Prepares lesson plans and creates instructional materials and activities for student engagement
  • Prepares Course Information Sheet/Syllabus/Outlines in accordance with department and College guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains an engaging and supportive classroom environment
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other records according to department and College guidelines and submits them in a timely manner
  • Maintains office hours according to contractual guidelines in order to support student learning
  • Advises students concerning academic, career and related issues according to contractual guidelines
  • Assists department with student recruitment, enrollment, and placement
  • Assists department with student retention and completion initiatives
  • Assists with development, review, and revision of department curriculum, including assessment of student learning and program review
  • Develops innovative teaching pedagogies to facilitate learning
  • Incorporates high-impact teaching practices into course design
  • Attends department meetings as a contributing member
  • Contributes to the College through Division, department, and College committees
  • Actively engages in pedagogical and academic discipline professional development
  • Assists department in faculty recruitment and peer evaluation
  • Assists in the development of grant proposals and implementation of grant projects
  • Works independently and in a team setting, demonstrating excellent time management skills to prioritize workflow and multi-task
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the department chair
  • MCC Expectations:

  • Adheres to the College Code of Conduct
  • Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment
  • Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College
  • Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
  • Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students

  • Requirements:

    Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school
  • Five years' work experience as an NYS licensed attorney
  • Experience working with and supervising paralegals or legal assistant
  • Teaching experience.
  • Strong writing and organization skills
  • Evidence of team-oriented, participatory nature
  • Human relations skills to work effectively with diverse internal and external clientele.
  • Commitment to continued professional growth.
  • Evidence of proficiency with technology.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at a college.

  • Prior experience as director/coordinator of a paralegal or legal studies program

  • Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish, or other languages, proficiently

  • Additional Information:

    Salary: Salary is determined based on experience, internal equity and college budget. This position has a range of $60,000 to $65,000 and is based on these mentioned factors.

    MCC offers a Flexible Work Policy for benefit eligible employees. Types of flexible work arrangements include flextime/staggered shifts, remote work/telecommuting and compressed work schedule. The availability of flexible work arrangements varies by division, department, and position, based upon business and operational needs. Limitations to flexible work arrangements are outlined in the official policy.

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    Application Instructions:

    Interested applicants must apply online and create an account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. Returning applicants may login to their Monroe Community College Careers Account to apply for this position. See the FAQ page for guidance using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

    Applicants MUST submit the following documents* to be considered for this position:

    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter

    *Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Applicants with foreign degrees must submit a completed credential evaluation comparing your foreign academic accomplishments to standards in the U.S

    Please note: As part of the application process all applicants will be asked to provide the contact information for 3 professional references. References will only be contacted after interviews have occurred and only for applicants who are considered as finalists for the opportunity they applied to.

    Category: Professional Staff
    Department: Law and Criminal Justice
    Locations: Rochester, NY
    Posted: Feb 28, 2024
    Closes: Open Until Filled
    Type: Full Time
    Position ID: 173130

    Salary60,000.00 Annual
    Employment Type
    Full Time

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