Job Announcement: Assistant Director – Center for Access to Justice

GEORGIA STATE LAW Assistant Director – Center for Access to Justice

The new Center for Access to Justice at Georgia State University, housed in the College of Law, is hiring for an Assistant Director (staff position). The Center will serve as a base for study of how lower-income individuals interact with the civil and criminal justice systems, with a regional focus on the South. The Center’s mission has three main components: collaboration (across disciplines and between academics, practitioners, and policymakers), research and advocacy, and education.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Faculty Director of the Center. This position requires experience in program management along with skill in coordinating and evaluating Center activities and special projects. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day Center operations and for managing resources to fulfill the Center’s mission in accordance with priorities, time and budget requirements. The position is also responsible for promoting the profile of the Center to the broader community.

The assistant director will oversee communication and marketing for the Center, including development and distribution of marketing materials. The position will manage content for Center website and blog; email and social media communications. The assistant director will coordinate Center-related events, including conferences and workshops. The position will serve as a liaison to the Law Career Services Office and have a possible role in advising students regarding careers in the public interest. The assistant director will assist with Center-related courses and curriculum and aid in supervising/facilitating work of Center fellows, research assistants, and interns. The position will also assist with writing grant proposals and manage a number of areas related to daily Center administration, budget management/financial reporting, and human resources.

As time and interest allow, the Assistant Director may also be involved in substantive writing and/or editing projects, including Center-related reports and policy papers, or serve as reporter for Center-related meetings. If the candidate has a JD, it may be possible for him or her to co-teach with the Faculty Director a law school course on access to justice as well.

Organization and communication skills are critical, as is attention to detail. Strong writing ability is also required (writing sample required with application). Bachelor’s degree required; JD preferred.

Applications including a resume, cover letter (including a statement of interest), and writing sample should be submitted at, reference vacancy #16000746. For additional information you may contact the Center Faculty Director, Assistant Professor Lauren Sudeall Lucas, at or (404) 413-9258.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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