Pepperdine University School of Law is seeking an Associate Director of Career Development to guide and advise students and alumni on their career paths. The Associate Director of Career Development works directly with students and alumni on their career development and professional skills training, and collaborates with the CDO team to prepare resources, provide programs, and expand opportunities for employment.
Work as part of Career Development Office (CDO) team to counsel students and alumni in career planning, job search strategies, resume preparation, interviewing skills, and networking in the diverse legal market and other professional career interest areas
Work closely with faculty clerkship committee on maximizing federal and state clerkship opportunities
Manage the CDO's judicial clerkship and externship programs including individually counsel students and alumni, liaise with judges and judicial staff, update written materials, plan and give presentations, process letters of recommendation, and research and keep current on suggested application timelines and hiring plans
Coordinate training skills workshops, career forums, and alumni speaker programs
Assist with management of the on-campus interview (OCI) program
Foster effective working relationships with employers, students, alumni, staff, and other placement professionals
Develop alumni and employer outreach programs and current job listings to assist in expanding entry-level job opportunities
Research and record employment outcomes to aid in preparation of employment reports
Assist with maintaining and enhancing CDO databases and resource materials
Participate regularly in alumni and employer networking functions
Perform other duties as assigned
The above information has been designed to indicate the general level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education and employment screening.
Qualifications: J.D. degree required; 2+ years’ legal experience required; experience in career development/coaching preferred; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong problem-solving and organizational abilities; high motivational and follow-up skills; PC-literate with ability to use Microsoft Office and Google Suite; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, alumni, staff, faculty, and employers a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.; superior interpersonal and writing skills; ability to effectively handle and meet deadlines; ability to communicate and market the services and programs of the CDO to potential students, current students, employers, faculty, and staff.
About Pepperdine University School of Law
The Career Development Office at Pepperdine University School of Law exists to empower students and alumni to achieve lifelong professional success, through mentoring, access to career development tools, and leveraging the strength of the Pepperdine network. Ultimately students and alumni are prepared for lives of purpose, service and leadership.