Cornell College
  • 06-Jan-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Applications are being accepted for an 80% time, associate director, law and society position. This position will lead the Stoll Program for Law and Society initiatives including pre-law advising and programming in addition to serving as the Cornell Mock Trial assistant coach. As the assistant coach this position will provide coaching, administrative support, program coordination, and communications for the Cornell College Mock Trial program. In addition, this position will serve as the primary recruiter for the mock trial program by collaborating with the Office of Admission and the head mock trial coach to execute short- and long-term recruiting strategy including identification of target markets and goals, top of the funnel recruiting and planning and execution of yield initiatives. This will include in-person outreach in target markets and serving as the primary point of contact for prospective students interested in mock trial by assisting with campus visit coordination and direct outreach efforts via phone, e-mail, and text to answer questions and provide program information.

This position is eligible for the college's benefits package. It requires travel (~20%) and nights and weekends for coaching. The majority of the appointment hours will take place during the academic year during Cornell's Mock Trial coaching season. Some summer hours will be required for recruiting.

About the Program

Cornell College's Stoll Program for Law and Society provides services and programs to help students prepare for careers in law and related fields. The Cornell College Mock Trial program has had tremendous success since its founding in 2006, having won bids to the Opening Round Championships for 13 years in a row and putting the Cornell Mock Trial team in the top third of all teams nationally. In addition, Cornell Mock Trial has made it to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship Tournament six of the last ten years. The mock trial season typically runs from mid-August through the last tournament of the season up to and including the National Mock Trial Tournament in April. Cornell Mock Trial is a program within the Stoll Program for Law and Society which provides services and programs to help students prepare for careers in law and related fields.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries.

External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)


Bachelor's degree required. Experience in mock trial and excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

Preferred Skills

Professional experience in the legal field, law-related training or education, and previous experience working with students with a history of motivating, coaching, and teaching.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and listing of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smokefree Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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