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About LSAC

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Welcome to LSAC’s Employment Opportunities page. We proudly offer a supportive, team-oriented environment, competitive salaries, and a flexible, cafeteria-style benefits package.

Headquartered in the Newtown section of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, we are approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles south of Princeton, New Jersey. LSAC is best known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). However, we do much more. With the commitment and support of our staff members, we will continue to fulfill our mission—to provide quality services to law schools, law school applicants and potential applicants, and the educational community. We invite you to join us in achieving our goals.

LSAC actively seeks to foster greater levels of diversity in our workforce and in our pipeline of future leaders. We are committed to attracting and retaining candidates who have a passion for their work, and we encourage all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, LGBTQ, and differently abled to apply. LSAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Database Administrator

Position Code: DBA
Group: Technical Services
Application Deadline: February 5, 2018

Primary Responsibilities

As a member of the database team, the database administrator will provide support, maintenance, administration, and technical leadership for the database environment. This includes overseeing development, organization, and performance evaluation of databases on an enterprise basis over all platforms; assessing and implementing new database technologies; and providing long-term perspective on the relationship of database technology to business opportunities facing the enterprise. Will work with the team to develop skills and share knowledge gained, thereby promoting 3-deep coverage practices. Also includes participation in DevOps and adherence to Change/Problem/Incident/Event Management processes and procedures.

Qualifications

A degree in computer science or similar technical degree with 5+ years of hands-on experience or combination of education and experience demonstrating technical aptitude and interpersonal skills necessary to contribute to the operational and development objectives in a multiplatform environment, including Oracle and SQL Server. Familiar with Erwin Data Modeler tool for review of the physical and logical database design. Experience with database-related programming (Unix shell scripts, Perl, PL/SQL) along with Oracle E-Business Suite are pluses. Cloud and DevOps experience also desirable. Ability to convey complex technical concepts effectively and to communicate well is paramount.


LSAT Layout Specialist

Position Code: LS
Group: Test Development
Application Deadline: N/A

Provides composition and layout for all LSAT programs. Formats include paper, electronic/tablet, large-type, and Spanish. May handle the production of scannable forms.

Duties and Responsibilities

Layout
  • Formats all versions of the LSAT according to rigid specifications and security measures.
  • Formats other documents as required, including PDFs.
Quality Control
  • Reviews proofs of documents to ensure correct composition and layout.
  • Proofreads documents for accuracy as needed.
Accountability

Works under the supervision of the Senior Director of Test Development. Accountable for ensuring accuracy of all output, paying close attention to all details, maintaining strict security and confidentiality of LSAT materials, balancing multiple priorities, and meeting tight deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

College degree is required. Advanced knowledge of IBM-based desktop publishing and database publishing desirable; knowledge of InDesign/Ventura Publisher desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel required. Knowledge of QuarkXpress helpful. Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style and/or other style manuals preferred. Understanding of page construction and layout required.

Must be extremely detail-oriented and organized and able to work with a high degree of accuracy. Must be comfortable with handling high-stakes, confidential material.

Must be team-oriented, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work cooperatively with a variety of people in a service-oriented environment. Must be willing to work extra hours if needed to meet a deadline.

Must be cognizant of impending deadlines, many of which overlap.

Must be able to handle a heavy workload, extreme deadline pressure, and conflicting demands.


Training Specialist

Position Code: TSTS
Group: Candidate Services
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018

Primary Responsibilities

Traveling and delivering the Test Security Training Programs as a presenter up to 3–4 times per month during the busy season (September to June). Traveling to various test centers to engage in test security audits and test center observations (announced and unannounced) during test administrations. Representing LSAC’s office of Test Security at industry conferences and test center training programs. Delivering conference presentations, workshops, and breakout sessions. Creating and developing the Test Security Training Program in online and classroom environments. Coordinating and delivering supervisor training initiatives for advances or changes in LSAC’s test delivery procedures. Working with Test Security and Training Associate in event coordination duties in support of security training programs such as drafting correspondence and completing special projects within specified timetables. Creation and coordination of e-learning platform for training supervisors using LSAC’s learning management system. Establishing and collecting metrics on testing supervisors’ performance. Identifying and targeting areas of security training opportunity. Establishing and implementing a set of core competencies for testing supervisors and their staff. Developing a skills assessment program to gauge and address competency levels of testing supervisors. Preparing special communications and informational materials for distribution to test supervisors and other external stakeholders. Liaising with Test Administration department coordinators to provide feedback on test center performance, improving security measures, and maintaining established test supervisor skill levels. Coordinating post-training documentation, certificates, and evaluations. Coordinating reports to internal stakeholders of the office of Test Security’s activities. Work on special assignments and projects in support of the Test Security Manager. Able to travel up to 50 percent of time, some weekends and weeknights expected.

Qualifications

Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum of two years of public speaking experience, including large group speaking, webinar hosting, telephone skills, and outstanding writing skills. Two years experience in an office environment that includes advanced experience on word processing, spreadsheets, and Power Point systems. Experienced with creation of instructive videos and online training. Good organizational skills and the ability to follow through and complete assignments. Very comfortable with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, etc.) to develop digital Test Security campaigns. Must exercise good judgment and discretion at all times with highly sensitive and confidential material. Ability to accurately proofread is required, including good grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary skills. Strong attention to detail, project management skills, and the ability to work with shifting priorities required. Able to work independently with minimal supervision. Must have passport and business travel experience. Flexibility to travel.


Associate or Assistant General Counsel

Position Code: AGC
Group: Legal Affairs
Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

The General Counsel’s office seeks a versatile and highly motivated candidate for the position of Associate or Assistant General Counsel, depending upon qualifications and experience. The attorney will work in the office of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and report to that position, assisting in the provision of legal services. LSAC’s office is located in Newtown, PA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide general legal services to support LSAC’s various business operations.
  • Design, implement, manage, and maintain an electronic contract administration plan, to include drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and monitoring agreements for execution by LSAC.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a company-wide compliance and enterprise risk management program.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining an online searchable database of LSAC policies.
  • Update LSAC document retention and disposal policy.
  • Provide day-to-day advice to LSAC’s test accommodation services on issues involving the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Assist the General Counsel in a wide variety of legal matters, including but not limited to the following: cyber, data, and information security and privacy; legal research and writing; employment law; document organization and production, and related discovery matters in litigation; managing outside counsel; internal investigations; advising on pending legislation; and assisting with intellectual property management.
  • Deliver employee compliance-related training.
  • Assist with governance and nonprofit organization matters.
  • Perform such other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school required.
  • Licensed in good standing to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required or eligible for reciprocity on the date hired.
  • Three to seven years of relevant general corporate, higher education, or in-house legal department or large firm practice, including knowledge of contracting and familiarity with corporate policy making, data security, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and compliance and risk management required.
  • Experience implementing an organization-wide contracts management process preferred.
  • Possess excellent legal negotiating, drafting, and presentation skills.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal issues and provide recommendations for well-reasoned, practical solutions and alternatives.
  • Ability to work effectively, courteously, and collaboratively within a fast-paced legal and corporate office.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with integrity and sound judgement.
  • Possess strong work ethic and enthusiasm for taking on a wide range of projects and responsibilities.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and be service oriented.
  • Possess a good sense of humor and healthy dose of humility.
  • Availability for occasional travel.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

Administrative Assistant

Position Code: AATD
Group: Test Development
Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include handling administrative and business details for the Test Development group, such as assisting with the quality control of test content, reviewing completed documents, controlling the calendar and appointments, scheduling meetings, handling travel arrangements, and maintaining files. Other responsibilities include participating in test development processes and performing various duties requiring independent judgment, such as managing correspondence.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required, college level course work preferred. Two years’ experience in an office environment that includes typing and using Microsoft Office products. Ability to work as part of a team. Attention to detail a must. Good organizational skills and ability to follow through and complete assignments accurately and efficiently required. Ability to accurately proofread required, including outstanding grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary skills. Excellent interpersonal, writing, and telephone skills also required.


Research Assistant

Position Code: RASSIT
Group: Psychometric Research
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), producers of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), is seeking applicants for a Research Assistant in its Psychometric Research group. The Research Assistant will carry out routine analyses related to the operational administration of the LSAT as well as participate in selected research projects through activities such as writing and executing statistical programs, and analyzing and presenting data. More specifically, the Research Assistant will be required to perform the following: statistical analyses that require an understanding of applied statistics or measurement, such as data management, descriptive statistics, correlation, and regression; organization of data for presentation in research reports; quality control reviews of assembled data; and contributing to the preparation of research reports by assisting with literature reviews, drafting narrowly defined portions of approved research studies, and preparing tables and figures. The Research Assistant will receive functional supervision from senior staff serving as project leaders.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably including some training in applied statistics or educational and psychological tests and measurement, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which expertise has been demonstrably acquired. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS is required, with experience in a programming language highly desirable. Experience with IBM-compatible PC database, spreadsheet, and word processing packages is required, with at least one year of experience in data processing and applied statistics or measurement highly desirable. The ability to attend to detail and to maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing and checking data documents and computer input and output is required. Strong organizational skills, such as being able to plan and organize one’s own work, maintain schedules, and communicate the status of each project to the functional supervisors, are required. The Research Assistant must be able to function as a team member and to complete projects independently as well. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with LSAC staff at all levels—supervisors, peers, and subordinates—as well as the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information are required.


Research Associate

Position Code: RASSOC
Group: Psychometric Research
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), producers of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), is seeking applicants for a Research Associate in its Psychometric Research group. The Research Associate will coordinate and carry out analyses related to the operational administration of the LSAT; act as principal investigator or co-investigator for selected research projects undertaken in support of the LSAT; and prepare LSAT technical reports by performing analyses, presenting data, and drafting text for the reports. The Research Associate will exercise functional supervision over professional and support staff—assigning, monitoring, and reviewing the work of research assistants and other support staff on a project basis. The Research Associate will also provide data analysis support for research scientists on a project basis.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess a master’s degree in applied statistics, psychometrics, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At least 5 years of experience in data processing and applied statistics or measurement is highly desirable. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS or SPSS is required, with experience in a programming language highly desirable. The position requires experience with IBM-compatible PC database, spreadsheet, and word processing packages, as well as experience in the planning, design, and operation of data analyses and research projects. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to attend to detail and to maintain high standards of accuracy in preparing and checking computer programs and statistical documents, are required. The Research Associate is expected to be able to function as a team member and to complete projects independently as well. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work with LSAC staff at all levels—supervisors, peers, and subordinates—as well as the ability to exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information are required.


Research Scientist

Position Code: RS
Group: Psychometric Research
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Primary Responsibilities

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC), producers of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), is seeking applicants for a Research Scientist in its Psychometric Research group. The position may be reclassified as a Senior Research Scientist, depending on the experience level of the candidate. The Research Scientist will direct and conduct analyses in support of the LSAT, act as an investigator for selected testing‐related research projects, prepare and disseminate research results, propose new research directions and additional projects, and monitor research assistants and other support staff as well as review their work.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, the candidate must possess a doctoral degree in psychometrics, educational measurement, applied statistics, quantitative psychology, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must also demonstrate superior research ability. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to plan diverse activities effectively and efficiently, function both as a member of a team and independently, and exercise discretion in handling sensitive and confidential material. Skill and experience with one or more statistical analysis software packages sufficient to conduct and direct data analyses are essential.

How to Apply

Once you find a position that interests you, send your résumé and letter of application stating the position you are applying for, position code, and salary requirements through one of the following three application options:

Postal Mail

C. Rommel, HR Section
Law School Admission Council
PO BOX 40
Newtown PA 18940

Fax: 215.504.3808

Email: employment@LSAC.org
(Please send résumé in Microsoft Word format.)

NOTE: Only résumés with salary requirements will be considered.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact our Human Resources Section via email at employment@LSAC.org.

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