The George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the Deputy Director, Law and Economics Center (LEC). George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Law and Economics Center of the School of Law is a national center for research and education that focuses on the timely and relevant economic analysis of legal and public policy issues. To fulfill its education mission, the LEC provides dynamic training programs in law and economics on a national basis to sophisticated audiences, including judges, attorneys general, congressional staff and academics.
The LEC is supported entirely by contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals. The LEC’s development team provides stewardship and cultivation for all LEC donors and prospects.
This position reports to the Executive Director (ED) of the LEC and is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the LEC, ensuring the efficient operation of the LEC, advising the ED on how to accomplish the LEC’s strategic priorities, and serving as a surrogate for the ED at programs and other events where the ED is not available. Duties include:
•Oversee the day-to-day operations of the LEC and LEC staff to maintain the quality and relevancy of LEC programs, communications and development activities; and
•Serve as a primary point of contact for Program Directors, Assistant Director of Development, and other senior staff at the LEC.
Budget and Personnel:
•Work with the ED and Chief of Staff to monitor budgets, revenues, and expenditures for the LEC;
•Set performance goals for employees and monitor performance of employees; and
•Supervise hiring and retention policies including coordinating with the Chief of Staff and Law School human resources personnel.
Marketing, Recruiting, and Communications:
•Develop and maintain relationships with a broad base of federal and state judges; state attorneys general; U.S. congressional members and congressional staff; and
•Oversee an active communications effort with participants, donors, and other stakeholders to ensure program attendance and relevance.
Executive Director Relationship:
•Serve in the role of the ED when the ED is not available with respect to activities such as attending conferences or meetings, interacting with program participants, and introducing speakers at programs—generally “carrying the flag” for the LEC when the ED is not available; and
•Collaborate with the ED to set high-level strategic goals and to ensure the smooth execution of the ED’s programmatic priorities.
•Assist the ED with development activities, including when appropriate, attending development meetings, supervising Assistant Development Director, and other activities related to development activities; and
•Work with relevant staff to provide cost information as necessary for budget and development activities.
The Deputy Director must possess a J.D. or other advanced degree; and substantial experience in the public policy arena, government service, or high-level legal practice (at least 10 years of experience is highly desired). Expertise on emerging civil justice issues and some familiarity with law and economics as a field of study is particularly valued. Prior experience in supervising and managing junior staff is essential.
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing: a) your philosophical interest in the LEC, b) how your skills, experience, and future goals relate to the mission of the LEC, and c) your salary requirements
- A list of three work-related professional references with contact information
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.