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$40,000 - $52,096 per year; DOE
Posted: 5/17/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 42122br

Job Description

Program Coordinator, Rule of Law and Governance Program
Arizona State University
College Of Law
Requisition ID: 42122BR
Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Salary Range:
$40,000 - $52,096 per year; DOE

Close Date:

Job Description:
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and McCain Institute for International Leadership seek a dynamic individual to coordinate activities and functions of the Rule of Law and Governance (ROLG) Program in the Washington, DC area. This program has an academic component and an operational component. It teaches students about the development of rule of law and good governance in transitional and post-conflict states, covering institution building, transitional justice mechanisms, judicial and prosecutorial capacity building, and business aspects involved with international development projects, among other topics. It is also a focal point for securing and implementing international development projects in the areas of rule of law and governance pursuant to grants and/or contracts secured by the College of Law and McCain Institute.

The Program Coordinator will report to the Director of the Rule of Law and Governance Program.

Essential Duties:
Provide administrative support to program principals (scheduling, travel arrangements, processing financial claims, meeting preparations, etc.).
Support full-time and adjunct faculty in their teaching responsibilities and classroom needs.
Assist in planning and execution of ROLG events in the DC area as well as facilitate workshops, meetings, or conferences; coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.
Serve as first point of contact for students and guests.
Develop and schedule program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversee daily operations and coordinate activities of program; determine priorities.
Monitor and approve program expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are not overspent.
Assist in preparation of proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
Coordinate between students and professors in Washington, DC and staff of College of Law and McCain Institute on administrative and other matters.
Monitor externship vacancies and coordinate with students to support their efforts to secure externships in Washington, DC or overseas.
Confer with and advise staff, students, and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretations; refers to appropriate Rule of Law & Governance or College of Law professors or staff when unable to respond.
Prepare periodic reports, financial statements, and records on program activities, progress, status, or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action.
Coordinate recruitment of program participants using most appropriate promotional or marketing methods such as individual letters, brochures, presentations at meetings, or social media.
Develop, compile, and write communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures, flyers, and social media content; coordinate process from development through printing and distribution or posting and responding to comments. Work with ASU College of Law communications team as well as McCain Institute communications team to ensure messages are coordinated and effective.
Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff, and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
Occasional domestic travel required to Phoenix, AZ or elsewhere to support program activities.
Physical presence at the workplace is an essential function or requirement of this job.
Perform other duties as assigned to support the goals of the Program and/or ASU.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
Evidence of interest in government, international affairs and/or rule of law
Experience working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
Exposure to international affairs preferred (Work experience, study abroad, tourist travel, etc.)
Experience working in a higher education environment
Experience working in leanly-staffed, fast-paced office environment with multiple demands on one’s time
Experience working with people from a variety of backgrounds
Experience in working as part of a team, but with individual responsibilities and accountability
Experience working with confidential information
Evidence of effective written, oral and inter-personal communication skills

Working Environment:
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions
Use office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals

Department Statement:
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is one of the country’s preeminent law schools. Ranked No. 27 nationally by U.S. News & World Report, ASU Law is a leading provider of comprehensive and personalized legal education. The law school ranks Top 20 in the nation for job placement and No. 1 in the state for student outcomes. Located in a new, state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix, ASU Law is steps away from the legal, political, and economic heart of Arizona. For more information, visit

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

To apply please go to under Careers at ASU click “External staff”, see REQ ID# 42122BR or go directly to:

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