Dean, St. Francis School of Law

The newly appointed president of Baker College invites dynamic, thoughtful, and innovative leaders to join the leadership team. The new president’s vision is ambitious, forward-thinking, and dedicated to a Student-First philosophy. As a member of the president’s council, the Dean for Baker College’s St. Francis School of Law will provide system-wide strategic visionary leadership and foster a culture of inclusion, engagement, and belonging that inspires students, faculty, and staff to flourish.

The Dean for the St. Francis School of Law, reporting to the provost, has an exceptional opportunity to build the fully accredited online law school. The dean will contribute to the overall strategic direction of Baker College’s St. Francis School of Law and be a champion of academic excellence and be dedicated to student success and the student experience. The new dean will develop a comprehensive and proactive strategic plan for the School of Law that meets the challenges of a highly competitive market and aligns with the broader objectives of the college’s strategic plan. The dean will also lead, achieve, and maintain program compliance/accreditation with regulatory and specialized program accreditation standards, specifically the California Bar of Examiners and the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. Additionally, the dean should maintain and support professional relationships within the legal community and represent St. Francis School of Law to key constituencies to ensure advancement of the law school’s commitment to social justice, access to justice, and equality before the law.

St. Francis School of Law provides an online JD degree program that combines a rigorous academic environment and the highest-quality legal programs with flexibility and convenience. Fully accredited by the Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California, St. Francis School of Law offers an unmatched online legal education that prepares students to succeed.

The successful candidate will have a JD from a law school approved by the American Bar Association or accredited by State Bar of California committees and a law license in good standing even if no longer active. It is preferred that the candidate has a current California law license, five years of experience in higher education reflecting increasing levels of responsibility, and three years of experience in a leadership role.

Baker is committed to helping those who are dedicated to creating a better future for themselves and the world around them. They’re looking for individuals who share a similar vision for their own lives. As a Baker employee, you’ll be making a difference every single day by helping the next generation of professionals prepare for great careers. Please visit Baker College Careers Page for more information. 

Baker strives to be exemplars in the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion by working in communion with multiple levels of professional representation throughout the college system. They are committed to their initiatives to fully understand how to advance their levels of diversity, equity, and inclusion and create a culture that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. Please visit Baker’s DEI webpage for more information.

A full position description can be viewed on our website.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Baker College in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Jeremy Duff, Vice President of Executive Search

Kyle Pybus-Jerome, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Baker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. Please visit our DEI Page for more information.