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University Of Denver Executive Director, Institute For The Advancement Of The Ame in Denver, Colorado

Job Title: Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of theAmerican Legal SystemOverviewIAALS, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System,seeks a new executive director. A national, independent research center,located at and partnering with the University of Denver (DU), IAALS isdedicated to facilitating continuous improvement and excellence in theAmerican legal system, with emphasis on the civil justice system. The workof IAALS is especially important as the United States faces unexpectedchallenges such as COVID-19's threats to lives and livelihoods, and as theimperatives of racial justice shape our national agenda. IAALS' non-partisanand proven research and consensus-building methods are well-suited to addressopportunities for change.Founded in 2006 by DU Chancellor Emeritus Daniel L. Ritchie, Denver attorneyand bar leader John E. Moye, business leader and philanthropist Charles C.Gates, and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis,IAALS proactively forges innovative and practical solutions based on extensiveresearch, and broad engagement and convenings of experts and users. IAALSworks to empower the best ideals of the American legal system, expandingaccess, removing inefficiencies, and delivering services in relevant andcreative ways. The Institute is committed to restoring fairness, function,and the public's faith in our system.IAALS VisionAn American legal system that works for all people by being accessible,fair, reliable, efficient, and accountable; a system that earnstrust, because a trusted and trustworthy legal system is essential to ourdemocracy, our economy, and our freedom.IAALS MissionTo forge innovative and practical solutions to problems within the Americanlegal system. For additional background, please visit our website athttps://iaals.du.edu/.The University of DenverFounded in 1864, the University of Denver is an independent,doctoral-granting research university with high research activity. TheUniversity of Denver is ranked among the nation's top 100 universities,with many of its professional schools and programs ranked in the top 20 byU.S. News .and. World Report. Located in the thriving city of Denver, at thefoot of the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, the University enrolls just under13,000 students in its distinguished undergraduate liberal arts andsciences, graduate, and professional programs, including the SturmCollege of LThe University of Denver is located on a 125-acre campus less than 30 minutesfrom downtown. Through the Denver Advantage, the University aims tointegrate and engage the campus with its surrounding neighborhood, open thedoors of campus to the City of Denver, and foster a greater sense ofbelonging for the DU community. The beautiful campus, with sweeping views ofthe Denver skyline and the Rocky Mountains, is also designated as anarboretum. In 2019, Business Insider ranked Denver second in its list of"50 Best Places to Live in America Right Now," and U.S. News .and. WorldReport has rated Colorado as the nation's top economy for the past threeyears.Position SummaryIAALS seeks an experienced, inspiring individual to lead the Institute withenergy and urgency. This is a unique opportunity for an innovativeprofessional and proven leader to join a dynamic and nationally-respectedorganization with a compelling mission.The Executive Director is the leader and public face of IAALS and isresponsible for its overall management in achieving IAALS' mission. Thisposition reports directly to the IAALS Executive Committee on allInstitute-related matters, as well as to the Provost of the University ofDenver on campus-related responsibilities.Essential Functions* Works with urgency and an entrepreneurial mindset to solve large-scaleproblems, inspiring teammates and stakeholders.* Thinks strategically, identifying opportunities that can benefit from theIAALS approach, generating solutions that are relevant, timely andpractical in addressing the toughest issues c

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