Associate Director, Center for Professional Development & Career Strategy
Emory University School of Law
February 22, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Career Development, Legal Education
This position reports to the Assistant Dean of the Career Center and utilizes the Senior Director for Professional Development & Career Strategy as the primary resource for day-to-day, tactical and logistical issues.
I. Career Advising 1. Counsel law students with respect to career planning, resume preparation, development of cover letters, etc. 2. Meet individually with students in identifying career paths and helpful career-related resources 3. Assist students in development of interview/job search skills and networking skills 4. Conduct regular outreach to all assigned students to encourage engagement with the Center (e.g. informing students about job opportunities and networking opportunities that correlate with their unique interests) 5. Connect students with appropriate employers 6. Prepare twice-a-month Career Center email updates while school is in session, and as needed over breaks 7. Maintain advising notes on Symplicity for assigned students 8. Hold weekly “Quick Question Hour” advising in Student Commons 9. Meet as requested with prospective and admitted students
II. Educational Programs 1. Lead or assist in planning and executing a full range of educational programs for students 2. Select topics, obtain speakers and assure that all arrangements are made for rooms, audio/visual, food and beverage and publicity for all assigned events 3. Create any appropriate materials or handouts 4. Advise Practice Societies with developing educational programming
III. Resources 1. Draft or update career-related resources produced by the Center (e.g. Career Strategy Guide, job search timelines)
IV. Practice Society Advising 1. Attend events hosted by assigned societies 2. Maintain societies’ website content - job search related resources, contact list 3. Conduct outreach via bar associations/sections or professional associations related to assigned societies 4. Coordinate aspects of assigned societies’ events: a) Funding approval b) Serve as sounding board to society leaders and make suggestions for programming c) Advisors work with/follow up with Administrative Assistant to ensure details of the event are executed
V. Recruitment Programs/Initiatives 1. If needed, assist with certain management components of our recruitment programs (e.g. employer recruiting; communication to students regarding logistics of the job fair; attending an off-campus job fair; interfacing with consortium members) 2. Welcome employers during on-campus interviews 3. Conduct outreach to students with respect to employer “matchings” according to department matching policy 4. Participate in “mining” for job postings in our target markets
VI. Internal Relationship Building 1. Work as a team player - collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, students, and administrators from diverse backgrounds 2. Build and maintain strong relationships with our constituents, including practice society leaders, students, alumni, employers, and other law school career services professionals
Other duties as assigned.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: JD highly preferred as this position will be working in the School of Law. This position calls for warmth and approachability, solid judgment, attention to detail, and the ability to plan, meet deadlines, and multitask. Must enjoy working with a highly-collaborative team! Must have a professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and administrative skills. Some evening and occasional weekend work, as well as some local and out-of-state travel will be required. While we prefer prior career services experience, it is not required.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Creates, implements, and directs various activities related to the provision of career services for students within a particular school of the University. These activities may include on-campus recruiting activities, the marketing and administration of related internship programs, and career guidance and counseling services.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in the school's specialty or a related field. 4 years of experience in career planning and placement or a related field.