Assistant/Sr. Assistant Director for Career Services (full-time or part-time)
Southwestern Law School
May 2, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Career Development, Legal Education
Southwestern Law School welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Director and/or Senior Assistant Director from qualified candidates. The Assistant Director will report to the Associate Dean for Career Services. The Assistant Director will provide individual counseling to students and alumni, regarding career planning and job searches that includes self-assessment, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, professional skills development, career research, and career options. Additional responsibilities may include:
Take a leadership role in the collection, managing, and reporting of employment and related information, statistics, and data on an ongoing basis, for various annual reports.
Plan events to facilitate networking opportunities with employers and enhance networking skills for Southwestern students.
Create and present a variety of career programs and workshops.
Serve as liaison to student organizations and faculty members and supports them in their career-related programs and events.
Interact with legal employers, associations, and other members of the legal community locally, regionally, and nationally, to develop opportunities for Southwestern students and alumni, and to enhance Southwestern’s reputation and its students and alumni.
Represent the office at law school and career services-related events, including CA Bar Association events.
Assist with the creation and updating of Career Services handouts, marketing materials, online materials, and other resources.
Other duties as assigned.
J.D degree required
Experience in legal practice and/or career counseling and/or legal recruiting.
Knowledge of the legal employment market and the legal community.
Superior interpersonal, communication, counseling and presentation skills.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and knowledge of legal resume and cover letter format.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Highest ethical and professional standards and proven ability to exercise exemplary judgment when dealing with sensitive information and difficult situations.
Enthusiasm for working with law students, lawyers, and the legal community.
For consideration, send cover letter and resume to Shar Poormosleh, Associate Dean for Career Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional information about the law school may also be obtained by visiting www.swlaw.edu.
About Southwestern Law School
Founded more than 100 years ago, Southwestern has developed a reputation for graduating lawyers who are well-rounded, entrepreneurial, and prepared to succeed. Southwestern is the only law school to offer four J.D. programs that differ in both scheduling and instructional approach. Southwestern is a leader in curricular innovation and expertise, particularly in the areas of entertainment and media law, international law, criminal law, and trial advocacy/litigation. The vibrant mid-city Los Angeles campus provides the ideal setting for the study of law, fostering an emphasis on community, diversity, and public service, and includes one of the city’s most historic architectural landmarks—the iconic Bullocks Wilshire building. Southwestern’s 15,000 alumni have included prominent public officials—from members of Congress to mayors, and over 400 judges—as well as founders of major law firms and general counsel of multinational corporations. The law school has strong ties to the legal, business, and civic sectors, and its Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute is closely linked to the entertainment industry in Hollywood and internationally. While the majority of Southwestern gra...duates choose to practice in California, alumni can be found in virtually every state, two territories, and more than two dozen countries.